Yesterday I answered this question on Chemistry SE. Immediately after submitting the answer, and before any upvotes were received, I edited the question. Later, I received some upvotes on my answer but noticed that my Illuminator badge score did not increase. Why didn't it tick up by one, what am I missing?

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    I'm not sure, but it might just be caching. Your answer certainly meets all the requirements. The question and the answer are barely a day old. I would wait for 12 more hours before wondering this.
    – M.A.R.
    Jan 31, 2016 at 18:02
  • @Ϻ.Λ.Ʀ. This has happened to me too many times to be a caching problem.
    – ron
    Jan 31, 2016 at 18:08
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    Also, the progress counters often "freeze", it's a known bug. Try tracking a different badge, then back to Illuminator and see if it helps. Jan 31, 2016 at 18:32
  • Nice suggestion, but it didn't change the Illuminator badge count.
    – ron
    Jan 31, 2016 at 18:56
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    – unbindall
    Jan 31, 2016 at 19:10
  • Well, it's currently on 134. If within 24 hours it will still not become 135 then there might be a bug here. Jan 31, 2016 at 19:52
  • @ShadowWizard That bug only happens with the tag badges. At least, I've never seen a report for the main badges freezing. But I also don't know exactly how this particular badge gets tracked, or when the counter increments. Some of the trackers are a lot less "real-time" than others.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 31, 2016 at 20:32
  • @animuson agreed. Perhaps only a daily job, hence my previous comment asking to wait 24 hours just to be sure. Jan 31, 2016 at 20:38


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