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My reputation on SO is 3,895 and it has been ever since February 2nd, as shows:

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However, the account overview on the profile page, sometimes shows only 3,885, as seen on

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Additional information:

  • I've noticed it once on MSO and twice on SU.

  • did not show any changes on all three occasions.

  • Opening the view more link below the 5 top accounts in a new tab and refreshing subsequently immediately fixed the offset.

Any ideas where my 10 rep goes when it's not home?

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Your red lines definitely have to be bigger than that to hold in every last rep point. – Lix Feb 8 '12 at 21:52
Caching. – ChrisF Feb 8 '12 at 21:54
@ChrisF: That's a very discrete looking period there. – animuson Feb 8 '12 at 21:56
@animuson - I needed some more characters :) – ChrisF Feb 8 '12 at 21:57
@ChrisF: Not saying your wrong, but I don't get it. Why do I get the current rep for SU, but intermittently last week's rep for SO? – Dennis Feb 8 '12 at 22:03
@Dennis - The value on your account page is cached. Now if there's something dodgy going on with the cache that would explain it. All I was trying to say was don't worry. The correct value is in there. – ChrisF Feb 8 '12 at 22:08
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Our network-level user cache had a hiccup. You should be all fixed.

Also, here's my first (and hopefully only) attempt at using a meme:

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