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Data from the Stack Exchange Data Explorer are obsolete

I've been running this query for the past few days but every time I get the same count. I've edited a few posts every day, so I know that count should change. What am I missing?


marked as duplicate by Adam Lear Dec 8 '11 at 21:13

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See here:

How frequently is Stack Exchange Data Explorer updated?

Data is updated monthly.

I would imagine that the resources required to run such queries off the live database would be insanely prohibitive, and if it's going to be periodic snapshots a month is as good an interval as any.

Keep in mind that they may actually want to discourage people running expensive queries on their own statistics on a regular basis. I vaguely recall hearing that viewing vote counts has such a high rep requirement largely because they didn't want people hammering the DB server with it.

  • monthly is bit too much. But anyway, thanks for answer! – Mrchief Jul 20 '11 at 20:45
  • @Mrchief: You mean monthly isn't quite often enough? That's been discussed before, see this feature request, for example. Although it looks like the hint towards more frequent dumps in the future has been removed for good... – Cody Gray Jul 21 '11 at 4:02
  • Not for me atleast. A month in today's times seems like eternity! – Mrchief Jul 21 '11 at 4:15

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