Wikipedia Instant Answer with not updated results

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Created: 3 years and 4 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 4 months ago
For the people who usually search for athletes data, maybe can be confused because I think is an important issue on the wikipedia's instant answer results.
I tried 'ducking' formula one drivers, and the results are not updated.


There is an error, Lewis Hamilton is now 3 times world champion, in wikipedia is updated, but in the Instant Answer not.

Here is another example, and always the same... I think this is a big problem to solve.

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I checked Lewis Hamilton in English language and the information is updated (3 championships). It probably take a bit for the data to propagate to the IA, or it could be cached data in your server (I'd never searched for Lewis Hamilton before doing this test).

posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 4 months ago Link
Continuing x.15a2's comment, Wikipedia requests that people using their API attempt to cache results for as long as possible so as to reduce stress on their servers. This may be the reason (I usually get mine to keep cached for a week).

posted by MyUser 3 years and 4 months ago Link