All the stats on the "My Stats" page are not updated at the same time. Some are updated with time, others by occurrences.
There are also the rare occasions where there is a change in the calculation or some other factor, and you will see a platform-wide change, days into the cycle.
Thanks for the reply
My JSS clearly states last updated 29th November. Surely a change in the quantum einstein hawking equation that is then put onto my stats and therefore changes the numbers constitutes an update? So why then does it say stats are updated every 2 weeks when clearly they are not, just when someone puts money in the machine and turns the handle!
So what you are saying is that basically the calculations are done at different times? As if this wasn't complicated enough!
Regarding my sudden and unexplained drop in some of my numbers, I recently completed 2 contracts, one fixed and the other hourly. Both left me 5 star feedback.
Please feel free to check my profile out, and it would be great if someone could give me a clue as to why 5% suddenly dropped in my hire status and several 0.points on my star rating??
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