We try to have results up within 72 hours, that's 3 days. Sometimes it takes longer, depending on circumstances relating to working with the Event Director. Some Event Directors have the time to post their own results, and those are the ones that you see, usually, posted within a day or so.
The rest are sent to the Commissioner for review and posting. Results are received via e-mail, and the mail. It's best if results are entered directly from the score sheets, but sometimes they don't get to the office for a week or so, and sometimes months.
If results are not received within 7 days of the event, the Commissioner gets in touch with the person responsible. Some people respond better than others. Every Event Director cares about doing a good job and reporting results on time, but some have priorities and responsibilities, and time constraints that supersede MECA duties.
The Commissioner works on results every day, entering data and correcting mistakes. Please remember that we are entering 1000's of bits of data for every event. There will be mistakes, but they will be fixed. It normally takes at least an hour to enter and review results. The big shows can take 2 - 3 hours, or more. Members are asked to give us at least a week before they freak about results not being posted.
Bottom line: at the end of the season, as long as the results have been sent in, we will make sure that the points are correct. If there are issues with errant Event Directors (and this does happen) we will work with our Members to make sure they get credit for their participation in our contests.
This is a good time to remind everyone to get your yellow copies of your score sheets at every event and keep them in case of any issues.
If the results aren't posted, then they have not been received. If we don't have them, then we are waiting on them. Event Directors are responsible for getting the results reported and sent in a timely manner. Contact your Event Director if you don't see results after a couple of weeks, or you see an error. And, of course, you can contact the Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org any time.
Thanks for your understanding and patience.