I have noticed that there is a lag between the time a question is added to the site and the time it appears on the main page. It is usually only a couple of seconds, but it may be as long as a few minutes? Anybody know why this is?

  • You can find a nearly realtime list in the active tab under questions judaism.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=active
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 21:50
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    Oh it's a caching thing. There's got to be a good post on meta.stackoverflow.com about it. Lemme look.
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 21:55
  • Oy I can't find a good post on the topic. But I'm sure that's the answer.
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 8:05
  • @DoubleAA Oh that makes sense. It's too bad that we only notice caching when it's not what we want.
    – Daniel
    Commented Aug 16, 2012 at 13:37
  • Similar: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/2039
    – msh210 Mod
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 2:21

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The canonical answer is always: caching.

That said, we have implemented a live update feature for various and sundry pages on the site. The homepage, however, is still subject to a degree of caching.

We're gradually moving towards more and more live updating on our sites. It used to take several minutes to have a new question appear. Now, it takes several seconds. That's pretty good by my estimation!

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