I've just got Electorate badge on Stack Overflow.

But it is not displaying in my badges. Badge count is also not increasing. :'(

  • @Dronehinge Already did <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>F5</kbd> multiple times on Chrome (Windows).
    – shashwat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:29
  • @shashwat server side caching. Nothing you can do about it. See my answer. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:30
  • And a dup from the mod-deleted meta.stackexchange.com/q/259016/245360. Not sure why it was deleted actually. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:32
  • @PatrickHofman I don't have that privilege to view deleted questions on Meta yet. :p
    – shashwat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:34
  • @PatrickHofman exact dupe vs possbile. Also animuson's answer says it all. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:42

1 Answer 1


This is caused by caching. The new user profile determines if you most likely would be awarded with the badge, and shows it to you.

After a while, the server side process kicks in that does the actually awarding of badges. This makes your badges definitive. Until that time, you can see it in your profile as 'awarded', but it really gets awarded afterwards. Then all the count, etc. gets updated.

  • Okay, I get it now. Thanks
    – shashwat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:30
  • In meantime, can I see it somewhere else in profile? like pending process or something like this ?
    – shashwat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:32
  • @shashwat No. Nothing you can see or do. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:32
  • Actually, I can see it i.imgur.com/94ibyt7.png under badge tracking settings.
    – shashwat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:44
  • @shashwat Indeed. That is the new profile page part. That part shows the 'unofficial' view, it will be fully awarded once the process ran. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:46
  • Okay @patrick. Thanks for your answer.
    – shashwat
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:47

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