For the last year or so, I've been using this link to display my combined flair https://stackexchange.com/users/flair/1144664.png

As of yesterday (?) that image link is broken and redirects to https://stackexchange.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/flair/1144664.png.

My Stack Overflow flair still works - https://stackoverflow.com/users/flair/1127699.png

I can see that other people's Combined Flair still works e.g. http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/1.png

According to the Flair page, my link is correct - so what's going on?

  • The cached flair on the specific web server you are hitting must be corrupt. – Oded Nov 13 '14 at 10:52
  • I've cleaned up the caches on the specific server you were hitting - how do things look like now? – Oded Nov 13 '14 at 11:09
  • Now appears fine, although my browser has cached the redirect. Thanks for the swift fix :-) – Terence Eden Nov 13 '14 at 11:20
  • ...and it appears to be broken again - stackexchange.com/users/flair/1144664.png?theme=dark – Terence Eden Nov 14 '14 at 21:27

As mentioned by Oded here:

The flair is cached individually on each server, so whether you hit the corrupted cache depends on the server you hit. This is why some people can repro and some can't. One way or another, the caches are cleared weekly, so this will resolve itself.

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    Interesting, thanks. May I humbly suggest a more rapid refresh rate - or a proactive monitoring of cache misses? – Terence Eden Nov 13 '14 at 11:30
  • Indeed. On my blog, it's currently telling me I don't have over 200 rept on any linked accounts, whereas I have over 1k on two sites and over 200 on another 4. If this is a caching problem, then the caching solution could do with some optimisation :) – Owen Blacker Nov 22 '14 at 20:52

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