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I know the answer is always "caching" whenever the question is about inconsistent data, but this is ridiculous:

I've cleared my browser cache, but when I look at my user profile on Server Fault, at the bottom I see:

votes

But those are my voting stats as of 12 hours ago, when I last looked at them on this laptop! A new day (in UTC) has started, but I'm still seeing my "day" votes from yesterday! And as you can see from this display of weekly votes:

wrong

Today's 60 votes aren't showing up yet. As I said, I know it's because of caching, but I really don't think these #s should be cached for this long, especially since this is the only place to see how many votes you've cast today.

UPDATE: This has never been fixed, so the "day" column of Votes Cast might as well not be there since it's currently showing me (on ServerFault) my vote count as of 2 days ago!

It's pointed out in a comment that the Votes tab is the only way to be sure how much you've voted today, but that's a bit ridiculous because you have to count them yourself - the total isn't correct because it doesn't doesn't include votes on deleted posts.

Why is it impossible to get an accurate count of how many votes someone has cast in a day/week/whatever?

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    Yes, looks like someone over-optimized user profile stats. (The /votes tab shows current information, however). Related: Reliable count of votes that I've cast today. – user259867 Sep 24 '14 at 4:05
  • How did you manage to spend 60 votes on a day? – Wrzlprmft Nov 27 '14 at 9:29
  • @Wrzlprmft I'm not sure I want to share my secret... – Ward Mar 29 '15 at 1:58
  • About your edit: The reason the count is much lower on the /votes tab is that it excludes the votes on deleted posts. Notably, those votes are also excluded from the daily vote cap. So, using the data from /votes was, and remains, the only way to know how many votes you have left for the day. – user259867 Mar 29 '15 at 2:39
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I know that SE use very aggressive caching on their side as well, so my guess is that this data is stale in their cache, but for some reason is not triggering a refresh of their stale cache.

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    Yeah, this is definitely caching on SE's end... I just checked with Firefox, which I never use, and I see the same out of date data. – Ward Sep 24 '14 at 8:15

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