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gaspricepasser

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Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 1:49:08 AM

Supposedly points updates are done immediately, unlike overall rank, which is done once a day. But I am noticing that there is frequently a delay of 20-30 minutes for the site to register new points and change the 30 day ranking. Is this a new issue, or is immediate not quite so immediate?
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scoutmaster
Champion Author Pittsburgh

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 10:02:00 AM

I believe it's not an issue.
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Scrapheap
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:32:12 AM

Points are scored immediately. The 30 day rank is updated hourly.
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 5:30:36 AM

The scoreboard has long had a delay of some sort, but I believe points are scored immediately, in the sense that you can see your current total at the top of any GasBuddy page. Of course, if you have a page that was already open, and then you earn points in a different tab or window, then the original page will still show the old total, until you reload the page or open a new page to replace it.
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 6:15:51 AM

I believe they recalculate once an hour to reduce the load on the servers.
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cookieguru
Sophomore Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 4:09:08 AM

Perhaps not a bug but a feature. Probably has to do with the cache values set high enough to not hit the database so much.
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