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 '15 at 10:29
  • @shashwat server side caching. Nothing you can do about it. See my answer. – Patrick Hofman Aug 4 '15 at 10:30
  • And a dup from the mod-deleted meta.stackexchange.com/q/259016/245360. Not sure why it was deleted actually. – Patrick Hofman Aug 4 '15 at 10:32
  • @PatrickHofman I don't have that privilege to view deleted questions on Meta yet. :p – shashwat Aug 4 '15 at 10:34
  • @PatrickHofman exact dupe vs possbile. Also animuson's answer says it all. – HackerKarma Aug 4 '15 at 10:42

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.

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  • Okay, I get it now. Thanks – shashwat Aug 4 '15 at 10:30
  • In meantime, can I see it somewhere else in profile? like pending process or something like this ? – shashwat Aug 4 '15 at 10:32
  • @shashwat No. Nothing you can see or do. – Patrick Hofman Aug 4 '15 at 10:32
  • Actually, I can see it i.imgur.com/94ibyt7.png under badge tracking settings. – shashwat Aug 4 '15 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. – Patrick Hofman Aug 4 '15 at 10:46
  • Okay @patrick. Thanks for your answer. – shashwat Aug 4 '15 at 10:47

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