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I would love to see which people have the most network-wide reputation, how can I see that?

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I'd venture that John Skeet wins - 474,000 . nice idea ! This should be a straight-forward feature to do. –  Adel Mar 17 '12 at 17:37
Having both an all-time one, which obviously Jon would win, and the usual weekly, monthly and quarterly ones would be interesting. –  Rory Alsop Jul 13 '12 at 15:31
No it would not be that interesting; the SO question rate makes it much easier to gain rep there, so the network-wide league woud be dominated by the SO crowd, hands-down. –  Martijn Pieters Feb 16 '13 at 18:04
@MartijnPieters: Any statistics to back this statement up? As question rate goes up, answer rate goes up as well so it might not be as easy to get a few upvoted answers as you think. Hands-up, SO is well-known for its FGITW problem... ;) –  Tom Wijsman Feb 16 '13 at 18:10
If you compare Stack Overflow leagues with Mathematics (second most active site in the network), you'll see, week-after-week that the weekly scores are almost always higher on SO. –  Martijn Pieters Feb 16 '13 at 18:16
@mar statistics are still valid. 2 years later. –  Patrick Hofman 2 days ago

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Although a feature like this sounds very cool and could be implemented without much effort (I think), I do wonder what will be the usefulness of it.

Reputation among sites isn't exchangeable. The ratio on answers and up-votes differ a lot among sites. Also on some sites people are more willing to vote than others.

We do not want people to 'bet' on that other site because it has a higher ratio than the lower traffic, less popular site, which could use some hands.

Some figures, going on Martijn Pieters' comment:

Take the current years reputation (so from Jan 2015 until Aug 2015) of the highest scoring users on Stack Overflow and Mathematics (second most active site in the network): SO 70K, Mathematics 46K. And the top user in Seasoned Advice has an astonishing 7K! There is no way for a user in Seasoned Advice or even in Mathematics to come close to the SO user. No matter how much they try.

I think that the side effects of this feature must be thought of first. Then we should see the nice feature.

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You might consider updating the numbers... the highest rep user on Seasoned advice has over 50 K now. Regardless, it sounded like the question is asking for total rep on all sites. I may only have 5 K on any one site but between all of my sites, that's 16K or so... which is still pitifully small but shrug. –  Catija 2 days ago
@Catija the numbers are updated. It is the rep of the current year, not the grand total since every site has another start date. Seems unfair to compare. –  Patrick Hofman 2 days ago
TeX has someone with 55k this year, by the by. –  Nathan Tuggy 2 days ago
that is getting closer to SO already. Still not close to Seasoned Advice... @nat –  Patrick Hofman 2 days ago
@PatrickHofman Ah, sorry I missed that, not enough coffee I guess –  rene 2 days ago

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