I was running some queries just to test the site and the returns do not seem to reflect my activity at all. E.g., "How Unsung am I?" query tells me that I have 2 answers on SO, with one scored and one unscored. Same with other queries.
I'm using my SO user id on the box (542701).

Am I doing something else wrong?

BTW, I hesitated to post this question here (I don't know if it's on-topic), but data.SE does not have any commenting options and there are other questions related to data.SE here.

  • will be updated ... probably this week
    – waffles
    May 4, 2011 at 0:59
  • OK. Thanks. No rush on my part, I was just curious
    – Aleadam
    May 4, 2011 at 1:01

2 Answers 2


On the main page of Data Explorer - https://data.stackexchange.com/ you got listed dates of latest available posts. Today I see that for almost all StackExchange sites this is 2011-03-21.

On, relatively recent, StackOverflow blog post it's states that

(...) use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, which will continue to be updated monthly.

which suggest that should be some update, but I suppose that there is important reason for delay.

  • My question is here because the data does not seem to reflect my activity at all. And I don't think it reflects anyone's. Try using the user "1" and see.
    – Aleadam
    May 5, 2011 at 19:23
  • If the database shows 2015-04-09 23:44:16Z is that the moment synchronization started, ended, or the timestamp of the last event that was synchronized? Apr 11, 2015 at 1:07

Note that there's an RSS feed for getting notified of updates:

(as seen on https://data.stackexchange.com/about.)

Thant way, you can just relax and wait for notification when there's new data to explore.

  • 2
    This RSS is about data dumps available over torrent and not about data.stackexchange.com
    – Marek
    May 5, 2011 at 14:37
  • @Marek — do they not correspond?
    – mattdm
    May 5, 2011 at 14:42
  • According to post on stack blog I think not. Citing: "(...) you can expect dumps every two months instead of every month. If you have an urgent need for more timely data than this, (...) use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, which will continue to be updated monthly."
    – Marek
    May 5, 2011 at 14:53
  • Huh. Okay then. Thanks. (So much for relaxing. *grin*)
    – mattdm
    May 5, 2011 at 15:01
  • In fact, the data seems to be much older than that, or perhaps only partially synced.
    – Aleadam
    May 5, 2011 at 15:48

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