I've searched here for similar questions but was unable to find any. I have a specific example where my local documentation does not match the documentation on http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ (in this case, Databin). I've tried using a few, but not all, of the additional forms for Databin online. The forms I've tried worked, so my mma functionality seems to match the online documentation. There may be other cases. I'm just curious if this is normal? If not, is there a way to get them synchronized? I'm using mma v10.0.2. I have AllowDocumentationUpdates set to True in my global preferences.

Here's a sceen grab of my local documentation:

Local Documentation for Databin

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    $\begingroup$ I am running V10.0.2 on OS X. My documentation for DataBin and related topics updated when I opened Mathematica a little after I got an RSS feed announcement that Data Drop had gone live. I think when Mathematica starts up, it contacts a WRI server and updates the documentation when updates are available. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Mar 8 '15 at 3:00
  • $\begingroup$ @m_goldberg: OK. I think I'm going to have to contact WRI support. $\endgroup$
    – david
    Mar 8 '15 at 23:23

After contacting WRI support, I received the following response:

The local documentation updates with Wolfram Mathematica. The most updated documentation would be the version on http://reference.wolfram.com/language/. The documentation update option may be irrelevant and has already been reported.

So, local documentation only updates when Mathematica is updated. The option setting is apparently unused.


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