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Reputation summary incorrect

I found today that the Reputation/Activity dropdown is off from the Reputation total in the profile page. I added the numbers on the reputation page (178) and it's correct. Here's the snapshot:

Activity Dropdown bug

UPDATE: At the end of the day I had 215 in the activity dropdown, 216 on the reputation page of my profile, and 217 on the /reputation page. The last vote had got me +8 on the profile reputation page, but +9 on the /reputation page.

The activity dropdown, after the first upvote of the new day, showed 10, but when I clicked on it to go to the profile reputation page, it didn't even show the upvote, still nothing listed for the new day. The first vote after that was a downvote, and at that time I had 8 in both the dropdown, the profile reputation page, and the /reputation page, so it doesn't appear to be a holdover bug.

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marked as duplicate by Nick Craver Aug 11 '11 at 1:11

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Maybe related, you got +9 yesterday for one of your answers and detailed view shows one upvote giving +9 at 22:49 and "empty" upvote (no reputation gain) at 23:24 - something here is weird.. – Shadow Wizard Aug 10 '11 at 21:09
@Shadow, the +9 was because I hit the rep cap and lost the 1 point. So it might be related to this, but I'm not sure. – Lance Roberts Aug 10 '11 at 21:10
Nice, didn't think of rep cap! So maybe one of the "sources" mentioned by Chichiray still store that extra reputation point? – Shadow Wizard Aug 10 '11 at 21:15
@Shadow, yeh, if I break the cap today, first thing I'll do is check the rep page and see if it shows a positive number. – Lance Roberts Aug 10 '11 at 21:21
@Nick, I think you missed the part about all three reputation summaries being different. Please read the update. Don't you think as programmers we could design them all to match? – Lance Roberts Aug 11 '11 at 2:00
@Lance - Sure, of course, but it's a matter of cost, the queries aren't free...nor are they cheap at all, so we denormalize this. Long term we have a plan to have all the values up to date, we just have more pressing work at the moment :) – Nick Craver Aug 11 '11 at 3:14

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They are retrieved from different sources. Most likely an answer which you downvoted has been deleted and it is not been reflected in the user dropdown. When you trigger a recalc by the button at the bottom of http://meta.stackoverflow.com/reputation, it'll be in sync.

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They're both daily totals. Shouldn't they not be dependent on doing a recalc, which should be a once-in-a-long-while thing? – Lance Roberts Aug 10 '11 at 20:54
I just checked. The only answer I downvoted today has not been deleted. – Lance Roberts Aug 10 '11 at 20:56
That's because they are served from different sources. Likely some update (e.g. deletion of an answer which you downvoted) does not reflect one of the sources. I encounter this discrepancy almost daily on Stackoverflow. – BalusC Aug 10 '11 at 20:56
By the way, the tooltip on your today's graph bar says 179: meta.stackoverflow.com/users/13295/… – BalusC Aug 10 '11 at 21:01
Hmmm, I get 178 there, but it's probably means something if you're getting something different. p.s. I just accepted an answer, so no need for anyone else to check. – Lance Roberts Aug 10 '11 at 21:04
Thinking once again about this, that I'm seeing 179 is likely because own downvotes are not visible in other's reputation data. Just wondering, did you today ever downvote a question which got deleted later? Perhaps the recalculation logic behind this has still to learn that question downvotes are free. – BalusC Aug 10 '11 at 21:09
I downvoted one answer today, so I would have had 179, so your logic sounds right. The answer has not been deleted, so it's not the larger issue. – Lance Roberts Aug 10 '11 at 21:11

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