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Is there any way to view the site without having to look at reputation information? I do not want to track my rep info or see anyone else's. I think that'll let me focus more on the questions themselves. Is anyone else interested in this feature?

I don't see anything on SO itself, but are there any add-ins or Greasemonkey scripts that do this?

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You are such a spoilsport. I love it :) –  Ladybug Killer Aug 1 '09 at 12:16
    
Seeing the rep info can be useful in case you want to infer who might have downvoted you if no comments were left ;) –  kd304 Aug 1 '09 at 13:59
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Because you memorize everyone's rep? –  Tyler Carter Aug 1 '09 at 17:10
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That's why it's a good idea to always down-vote posts in pairs... –  Shogging through the snow Aug 1 '09 at 18:59
    
How ironic, I gave you reputation for this. –  Ollie Saunders Oct 15 '09 at 0:13
    

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I just wrote a grease monkey script for it.

Here you go: http://chacha102.com/hide_rep.user.js

However you will always see the reputation on the profile page, which probably shouldn't bother you that much. If it does I'll be glad to expand it.

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Brilliant, much appreciated. Exactly what I needed. Admirably concise too! –  nagul Aug 1 '09 at 21:44
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Link is not working? –  Somnath Muluk Mar 20 '12 at 6:59
    
please expand it, I don't want to see reputation on profile page –  user194867 Dec 21 '12 at 16:36
    
Also link not working –  user194867 Dec 21 '12 at 16:37

Reputation is one of the metrics I use to determine the value of the answer or question. With this I mean I am more likely to vote someone up with more reputation, and also more likely to answer their question. Ignoring the gaming this is one of the most important metrics I use when determining how or where value is added in a particular tag/question. Hiding it defeats that object for me.

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This is bad, IMO. It allows users who reach some critical mass to gain upvotes simply on past merit. –  Yuck Oct 26 '11 at 14:55
    
@Yuck If there answer is correct and they already have a reputation, why shouldn't they? –  Diago Oct 26 '11 at 14:56
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It results in accelerating returns. I've seen good answers from users with less than 1K rep receiving little attention in favor of users with less complete - though still valid - answers. It's clearly a psychological result of those voting. This isn't a complain per se. Just an observation. –  Yuck Oct 26 '11 at 14:59

I guess the best you can do is get Sampson to write or write yourself a Greasemonkey script.

The main cause of SO's addictiveness is rep and competition over it, so I doubt they'll willingly waste effort in offering an option to hide it.

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