I've been working on the Refiner badge. In the past 24 to 36 hours I've answered four questions (and my answers received upvotes, giving each a positive score) and I also edited these question within 12 hours of posting the answer (usually a few minutes).

However, my Refiner score in the progress indicator in my profile hasn't ticked upward. I'm wondering why not?

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    Caching probably. The badge counts are updated periodically, not instantly. Apr 27, 2015 at 16:51
  • @MartijnPieters What's the longest caching could take?
    – ron
    Apr 27, 2015 at 16:52
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    Also note that tag edits do not count towards the badge; 3 of your 4 question edits were only touching the tags. Apr 27, 2015 at 16:52
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    I'd say a day, with the script running once every 24 hours or so. Apr 27, 2015 at 16:53
  • Ah, that's good to know, thank you!
    – ron
    Apr 27, 2015 at 16:54

1 Answer 1


The numbers are not updated in real time, they are cached. Wait a day and the number will go up eventually.

Note that only one of your edits over on Chemistry counts towards the badge; edits that only change the tags of the question are not eligible.

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