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What do the numbers after the rep score mean? Like the 1 and 7 here: Like in the image here

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Have you hovered over them? – random Sep 29 '11 at 16:24
And now knowing about hovering: that is useful for many details. Like: hover "xx minutes", hover the vote buttons, hover user names in comments, ...! – Arjan Sep 29 '11 at 16:26
I hadn't! Agreed with @Arjan, so many things to hover over now – CambridgeMike Sep 29 '11 at 16:29
My comment was not a complaint, @CambridgeMike ;-) – Arjan Sep 29 '11 at 16:35

They're badges

If you hover over them, you'll see "1 silver badge" or "7 bronze badges".

As you use Stack Overflow to ask and answer questions, you’ll earn badges, which appear on your user page and in your user card.

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The hover doesn't appear to work anymore and I had the same question. Thanks! – Tom Rossi Sep 14 '12 at 15:39
@Tom it does for me – genesis Sep 22 '12 at 20:44

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