I placed flair on my blog. It updates my reputation (Edit: Now that, it doesn't update anything) but my badges is one less than the actual. I have 3 badges but it displays 2; it doesn't take the autobiographer one into account, I feel. Not a big deal but obviously it doesn't reflect the same with my badges on askubuntu.com. Is this behaviour OK or is it some kind of bug?

PS: I couldn't create "flair" tag, system warned me as: "users with less than 150 reputation can't create new tags. The tag 'flair' is new. Try using an existing tag instead." If some of you in charge of such things feel that "flair" tag is suitable here, please add it.

  • The badges are cached to reduced overhead on the server. Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 20:27
  • I couldn't get your point Marco Ceppi. Its too technical for me. Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 11:14
  • @marenostrum that means that the flair and badges are not calculated every time, but are calculated time-to-time and STORED on the server as they are until the next recalculation.
    – nanofarad
    Commented Jun 14, 2012 at 14:59

2 Answers 2


You just need to wait a short while - you only received the third badge within the last hour.

  • Working now for me :) askubuntu.com/users/flair/3781.png?theme=dark&reload=yes
    – 8128
    Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 19:34
  • No, unfortunately it is not working. 7 ½ hours after from my third badge, 7 hours after from your first comment and 6 hours after from your second comment my badges are still 2 not 3 on flair. I see 2 as well when I click the link you gave above. (In the recent minutes my badges went up to 4 but I don't mention the 4th at all.) Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 2:49
  • Here is a screenshot I took a few minutes ago.(Time is Turkish locale; GMT+3): i55.tinypic.com/4q6h3l.png Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 2:58
  • 15+ hours after my report and situation is still the same or even worse because flair system give up updating reputations as well. Its time yo search for a more dedicated bug reporting place. Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 10:37

I'm answering myself: 16+ hours after my report, data on the flair is updated. Can such a delay be acceptable? Unfortunately I can not accept fluteflute's answer because he says "You just need to wait a short while". 16+ hour is not that short.

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