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How long does it take for chat profiles to update?

I have got the 27 reputation and for chat its require the 20 reputation but still i am getting the message that

its require 20 reputation

  • How long ago did you reach 27 rep? It may take a little while to sync your rep up with the chat site.
    – Josh Mein
    Sep 27, 2012 at 16:30
  • @JoshMein sir, my account is 1 hour old Sep 27, 2012 at 16:32
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    The chat site most likely doesn't have an updated count of your rep. If you give it some time, I am sure it will resolve itself.
    – Josh Mein
    Sep 27, 2012 at 16:37
  • @JoshMein it mean a site like stackoverflow a world most famous type of its type is slow ? Sep 27, 2012 at 16:39
  • @hek - actually its super-duper-fast partly because of such caching methods that are used through out the network. Triggering a reputation recalculation might just nudge the system enough to update. Just scroll to the bottom of that link at hit the button.
    – Lix
    Sep 27, 2012 at 16:40
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    @Lix thank you lix its working. could you make this answer so in future if any other user got the situation like me they doesn't need to ask a new question Sep 27, 2012 at 16:43
  • It's interesting, though, I wonder if Lix's method actually made a difference, or if it just took so long for you to post this question, wait for Lix's comment and follow his advice that the cache updated naturally.
    – Pops
    Sep 27, 2012 at 21:15

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Part of the reason that the Stack Exchange network of sites operate in such a super-duper-zippy-fast manner is because of caching methods. There are many places where data is cached - badges, reputation, etc...

In this case, you could attempt to nudge the system just enough for it to recalculate your "permissions" with regard to using the chat features.

Head on over to the Reputation breakdown page, take a look at all the pretty numbers and scroll to the bottom of the page where you'll find a "Trigger reputation recalc" button. Press it.

There are many posts on meta where the answer/solution turned out to be cache related.

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    +1 for that three arrows with freedom. Sep 27, 2012 at 18:26

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