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Looking at this account's reputation because another question on meta, I noticed the total reputation for a question uses a custom background; it seems like the user got his reputation increased only because a bounty.

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Really, the reputation gain is not just because the bounty.

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In the specific case, to be useful, the background should use two colors: one for the accepted answer, and one for the bounty.

It makes sense to use a custom background for the entry, but it doesn't make sense to use a custom background for the total reputation gained with a question. The total reputation gained in a day doesn't use a custom background; the total reputation gained with a question should not have a different background too.

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This is not a bug, it's explicitly intentional behavior, so you know there was a bounty or accept affecting that number (unless you expanded each one, how would you know?).

It's behaving as designed.

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In the specific case, the background should have two colors, because there is also an accepted answer. That information is not being given, and I should expand the entry to notice there is also an accepted answer. –  kiamlaluno Oct 26 '11 at 17:00
    
@kiamlaluno - bounty trumps accepted answers, as they give (minimum 50) more reputation, so they're by definition a bigger component of any summed up number on a post than an accepted answer is. 2 colors isn't reasonable, so the more important one wins, this is also [status-bydesign]. –  Nick Craver Oct 26 '11 at 17:17

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