When in the 'day' does Stack Exchange update a users data like reputation, badges etc. ?

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On the main sites, the update is practically instantaneous. On derived sites, including these meta pages and the API pages, there is a lag. It varies from an hour or two on the meta pages to about a month on the API pages. (I presume the lag on the API page is intended to make it more difficult to infer specific voting patterns.)

  • Thanks Whuber :)
    – nigellaw
    Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 17:32

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