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When I went to the Leagues to see my ranking in the reputation league, I saw this. Is this an error? My total reputation is less than my monthly reputation. total reputation less than monthly reputaion.

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Probably server cache that was not updated with deleted posts. –  Shadow Wizard Jul 30 '12 at 8:38
    
yep it may be, but it needs to be cleared . –  pckabeer Jul 30 '12 at 8:49
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Why does in need to be cleared? It's nearly a new month, and in the big scheme of things, 9 points and a monthly ranking don't make that big of a difference, does it? –  Martijn Pieters Jul 30 '12 at 9:30
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@MartijnPieters I am not crying for the pionts dear friend.Since i saw this difference gave a suggestion to the community , so that if needed it can be enhanced :) –  pckabeer Jul 30 '12 at 9:32
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How is this too localized? I run into this all the time. Other people keep asking me about it, too. And the difference is often like 200–600 points, not just 9. It looks like a bug, walks like a bug, and quacks like a bug. –  ЯegDwight Aug 16 '12 at 13:46
    
@ЯegDwight agreed, voting to Reopen as well. –  Shadow Wizard Jun 19 '13 at 13:59
    
@Anna thanks for reopening, just curious how you came across this post? :) –  Shadow Wizard Oct 28 '13 at 15:10
    
@ShaWizDowArd It was flagged. –  Anna Lear Oct 28 '13 at 15:15

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The discrepancy is by design:

  • Total reputation is your current reputation on the site (accurate to within 24 hours).
  • Month reputation is the amount by which your reputation changed that month, excluding "private" reputation events. Certain reputation events are excluded from your public user profile, such as deleted posts or downvotes, so those are excluded from the leagues as well.

In other words, "total reputation" includes private reputation events, while "month reputation" does not.

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So you can figure out how much private rep somebody has by looking at the leagues since they joined. –  bjb568 May 29 at 6:07

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