Community Central has two timer jobs, each of which are set by default to run every five minutes. The schedule on which each of these timer jobs run can be modified, as shown below, but cannot be set to run less often than every five minutes. These two jobs are the:
- Bamboo Community Central: Master Timer Job
- Bamboo Community Central: Update Site Information – /Sites/SiteName (where the system populates the site name)
Two Community Central Timer Jobs
Master Timer Job is the master timer job of the Community Central Web application. This master timer job creates the Bamboo Community Central: Update Site Information – /Sites/SiteName timer job referenced below. As an example, if you have two Web applications, then you will have two master timer jobs. If, in one Web application, you create two instances of Community Central—one at http://server:80/SiteA/CommunityCentral and one at http://server:80/sites/SiteB/CC —the master timer job will create two update site information timer jobs for Web application 80 per the two server instances.
Update Site Information – /Sites/Site Name timer job queries the User Activity list to determine what activities have occurred in the last five minutes based on the Last Run Date Time. This job then calculates user information based on scoring rules, and updates the Site Members list with information such as the SharePoint user, total points, number of verified answers, number of suggested answers, number of threads, number of replies, and last activity date. This information is used to determine statistics for categories such as Most Active Users and Top Experts, and also is updated into the Forum Summary and Blog Summary lists.