I got a 7-day ban in April from Web Applications, and my rep count on my Chat profile I see that my rep from WebApps, which temporarily went down to 1 during the ban, hasn't come back.

My chat profile says that I have 340k network-wide but my flair says I have 355k, which is a difference of 15k, about what I have on Web Applications (~13.4k).

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    I see you at 340K. Isn't that enough?
    – rene
    Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:31
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    @rene just trying to help debug, indeed doesn't matter personally. Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:33
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    Links to random pages don't really help. Going to the generic "all" page requires someone to take the time to find your specific profile - why not just link to your chat profile rather than linking to the all chat users page?
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:39
  • @Catija good point, thanks sorry I didn't mean to specifically point to myself, just mentioning some issue in the chat pages. Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:42
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    Chat data only refreshes if you actually use chat. If you never visit, the data becomes stale. It is possible chat just hasn't attempted to do a refresh since you were unsuspended. Have you tried visiting chat while logged in (it says you haven't visited in 30 days)?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:53
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    @animuson thanks, no. I wasn't aware of that, sounds like an answer. Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:55
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    If that does fix it, might be worth retagging this to support and then the answer will fit.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 21:59
  • @Catija thx, will keep you posted Commented Jun 7, 2021 at 22:08
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    If you want to try posting a chat message to see if that results in chat updating your profile, you could just post in the Sandbox. If that doesn't work, you could try temporarily changing your parent user (in your chat profile) to Web Applications to see if that causes it to update. Other than that, any moderator can try updating your chat profile from your parent site, perhaps with a temporary change to Web Applications as your parent site.
    – Makyen
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 0:16
  • Franck, You are OK on SO Chat, but are missing ~ > 6,994 on MSE Chat too.
    – Rob
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 2:33
  • @Rob thanks, yes 4h ago I sent a message to the SO sandbox chat, then 2h ago I sent a message to the SO sandbox chat. Weird that chat data only refreshes if one actually use chat if you ask me. Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 2:38
  • Yes it is strange, but you used MSE chat 35 days ago, and apparently used SO chat 30 days ago - did you really gain 7 - 15 thousand reputation in a month (having been here 9 years); your Reputation Graph says "no".
    – Rob
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 2:43
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    @Rob got it, strange indeed :-/ I've never been much active on MSE. Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 2:46
  • It's an extreme form of caching. Always caching.
    – Mast
    Commented Jun 8, 2021 at 11:04
  • A 15k difference more accurately reflects your reputation on Area 51 of 15,060, which is a much more likely site for something to be wonky wrt. the rest of the network.
    – Makyen
    Commented Jun 14, 2021 at 18:27

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The issue got fixed today. I don't know what fixed it. Snapshot of my chat profile on 2022-01-22.


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