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Tag scores update is supposed to happen at 03:00 UTC every day. Tag scores are updated by a scheduled job that is time consuming and often times out (see for example the answers for Tag info not updated regularly on profile? and Tag scores have not updated; script did not run).

In the past month or two, the issue with not updating the scores has gotten much worse. Tag scores are now regularly not updated for 2-3 days in a row. The job fails more often than it runs which obviously lowers usability and appeal of tag badges (which are not awarded when the script fails) and scores to some extent.

I can also guess that if a job fails on consecutive days, it only makes it harder to make it work as it has more and more tags and answers to recount.

This issue happened in the past but not to the extent it's happening now.

Please do not close it as duplicate. I'm creating a separate post as I've been asked to do it by Anna Lear in a comment for the answer for the first of the linked questions. Other posts reporting this issue have accepted answers which makes them difficult to track for the SE team.


I've been writing down whether the scores were updated or not every day in April.

The results are:

Day      1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  11  12  13  14  15  
Updated  -   -   -   ✓   -   ✓  -   -   -   -   -   ✓   -   -   - 

Day      16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30
Updated  ✓   -   ✓   -   ✓   -   -   ✓  ✓   -   ✓  -   ✓   -   -

The update succeeded on 10 days, failed on 20. The situation got somewhat better in the second half of the month. Has something been done about it?

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@ShadowWizard For me, it is important - it's like detailed reputation for specific areas of knowledge. Also, see how Careers website features your score in tags. –  Szymon Mar 25 '14 at 9:31
I'll keep track of how the tag count update goes in April and update the question with the results at the end of the month. So far it failed on the first 3 days. –  Szymon Apr 3 '14 at 3:48
My tags score has not been updated for more than 4 days: stackoverflow.com/users/114029/leniel-macaferi?tab=tags –  Leniel Macaferi Apr 3 '14 at 16:10
Yes, so far in April it worked on 2 days only: 4th and 6th of April. –  Szymon Apr 9 '14 at 5:50
Same problem for top-users pages. –  false Apr 10 '14 at 18:05
@ShadowWizard: Also top-users pages are not updated for maybe a week or so. –  false Apr 10 '14 at 18:20
@ShadowWizard I'm pretty sure I've earned the gold matlab badge, but my tag scores aren't recomputing to give me the badge. It's very irritating. Are the tag badges not relying on the tag scores to be updated? –  chappjc Apr 11 '14 at 20:08
@chappjc Tag badges are based on tag scores so they are not given when the tag score update script fails. –  Szymon Apr 11 '14 at 21:10
@Szymon That's my point. My comment was a rhetorical question. Shadow Wizard questioned the importance of tag scores altogether and my response is, "I want my gold badge, pretty please update the tag scores." –  chappjc Apr 11 '14 at 21:15
@chappjc and Szymon guess you're right, didn't think of the badges. Guess the problem has bigger impact than I thought then. –  Shadow Wizard Apr 11 '14 at 21:43
@ShadowWizard Just got my badge. :D I guess someone ran the script manually... we'll see if it goes every day now. –  chappjc Apr 12 '14 at 3:36
Wait... maybe it's forming a secret morse code that send us some message? :D –  Shadow Wizard Apr 30 '14 at 9:31
I think it havent been updated for more than a week now. Last time it was previous saturday if I rmember correct –  David Arenburg May 11 '14 at 13:20
This issue hasn't unfortunately been solved yet. Still experiencing the same delay (4gg) as of today –  Marco A. Oct 4 '14 at 23:17
The problem is going rampart these days. Stack Overflow hasn't been updated for at least three days. –  Mouser Aug 6 at 17:25

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The tag script now has not run for at least three days now. I know that this question is from March 2014, but this issue is absolutely not fixed.

I could make a list of the tens of duplicates about this issue, but that would be somewhat of a waste of time. It harms those of us like me (lookup site) on the edge of getting our gold tag badges from doing our best to help the site, and it's also discouraging when we work hard specifically get a badge and it just never appears.

Please fix this issue!

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I guess that real fix for this is either too complex (e.g. would take several weeks of full time dev work), or would require too much resources (e.g. 100TB of storage or something crazy like that), hence no response from the team. –  Shadow Wizard Aug 8 at 7:35
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. –  Werner Sep 16 at 5:26

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