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 Adam 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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    Question is, how important are the tag scores? Won't it be better to ditch the whole thing, now that the user profile is going under a major change anyway? Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 9:29
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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
    Commented Mar 25, 2014 at 9:31
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    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
    Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 3:48
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    My tags score has not been updated for more than 4 days: stackoverflow.com/users/114029/leniel-macaferi?tab=tags Commented Apr 3, 2014 at 16:10
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    Yes, so far in April it worked on 2 days only: 4th and 6th of April.
    – Szymon
    Commented Apr 9, 2014 at 5:50
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    Same problem for top-users pages.
    – false
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 18:05
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    @ShadowWizard: Also top-users pages are not updated for maybe a week or so.
    – false
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 18:20
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    @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
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 20:08
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    @chappjc Tag badges are based on tag scores so they are not given when the tag score update script fails.
    – Szymon
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 21:10
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    @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
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 21:15
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    @chappjc and Szymon guess you're right, didn't think of the badges. Guess the problem has bigger impact than I thought then. Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 21:43
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    @ShadowWizard Just got my badge. :D I guess someone ran the script manually... we'll see if it goes every day now.
    – chappjc
    Commented Apr 12, 2014 at 3:36
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    Wait... maybe it's forming a secret morse code that send us some message? :D Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 9:31
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    I think it havent been updated for more than a week now. Last time it was previous saturday if I rmember correct Commented May 11, 2014 at 13:20
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    This issue hasn't unfortunately been solved yet. Still experiencing the same delay (4gg) as of today
    – Marco A.
    Commented Oct 4, 2014 at 23:17

2 Answers 2


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. Commented Aug 8, 2015 at 7:35
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    This currently also not working for me. Are there any updates? Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 16:44
  • Still not working for me on stackoverflow section.
    – gmponos
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 14:28

It seems like now, the tag scores are getting updated in real-time.

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