On my Stack Exchange profile, my second best question by score is currently shown as being +14

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However, its score is currently +15 as you can see here), and is shown as +15 everywhere else (on Meta profile page, and when I check the Android app).

Why would it be incorrect on my Stack Exchange profile (and only my Stack Exchange profile)?

  • Caching? You know not all updates are instant right? – ChrisF Jun 22 '14 at 14:01
  • I have the same issue, with an old question that didn't receive up votes recently and network profile shows +1 votes than the correct value – Guido Preite Jun 22 '14 at 14:13
  • @ChrisF The last time either of those questions were upvoted was late January though. Would caching cause it to be wrong for almost 5 months? – Dennis Meng Jun 22 '14 at 16:13
  • Didn't realise they were old questions. Could be that a user was deleted which would remove their votes. – ChrisF Jun 22 '14 at 20:20
  • @ChrisF my question never arrived to 8 votes – Guido Preite Jun 22 '14 at 20:53
  • @ChrisF That would account for at most one of the two though. I don't have any "user was removed" entries in my reputation history since early November (before one of these questions was posted) – Dennis Meng Jun 22 '14 at 22:44
  • The first one of the two questions got an upvote and now shows the correct score; I've just updated the question. If the second question also corrects itself after another vote (up or down), I'll VTC this as "can no longer be reproduced" – Dennis Meng Jan 19 '15 at 4:08
  • And of course, as soon as I say that, it gets an upvote and corrects itself. Voting to close this as "can no longer be reproduced" – Dennis Meng Jan 19 '15 at 4:11
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    I upvoted the question, but the list still wasn't updated in realtime. See if it will have the correct score after 6-8 minutes... Edit: It's updated, as always, it's caching. – Meta Andrew T. Jan 19 '15 at 4:15

That post is currently listed on your profile page as having a score of 16, which it currently does.

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You should blame caching. (“caching, it's always caching!”)

  • Ordinarily I'd agree, but the score was wrong for about a year, and I cleared my cache several times in that span. Besides, I already said that the scores corrected themselves as soon as both questions went to +16. (Granted, I only said so in the comments. Not sure if people want me to go ahead and put a note directly in the question saying that we're now squarely in "can not be reproduced" land) – Dennis Meng Jan 19 '15 at 6:32
  • Oh, I hadn't seen that comment. Sorry. Usually questions like those are closed, so that people can't answer, but I don't have CV privs (yet?) – MTL Jan 19 '15 at 19:12
  • Yeah, it was just taking a while to get the necessary close votes; there were two when you posted the answer. Guess I really should have made it more clear though; comments get overlooked all the time. – Dennis Meng Jan 19 '15 at 19:56
  • If I had 3K, I would be able to see close votes. What I've done in the past, when whatever bug I had fixed itself, was post an answer saying the problem went away, instead of editing the question. I don't know what the right thing to do is, though. – MTL Jan 19 '15 at 20:04

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