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How do I read the history of my reputation?

Here's an example from here:

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See those three upvotes that are disconnected from the ones near the bottom? Why are they disconnected?

In other words, why don't the last 30 rep points result from the questions "In C#, should...", "What is the exa..." and "can we get the..."?

Clarification: 3 hours ago did this list look as follows?

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That only has 170 total rep, and a bunch of upvotes with no rep. Or is the "time ago" field completely misleading and doesn't mean what I think it means?

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marked as duplicate by animuson, Toon Krijthe, McCannot, Martijn Pieters, jonsca Nov 14 '12 at 16:02

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Happy now? :) –  Shadow Wizard Nov 14 '12 at 12:04
    
@ShaWizDowArd Not really :) Does this list change over time or something? 3 hours ago, all of those "blank" upvotes weren't there. Did the list show 170 or 200 total rep? If 170, why didn't the last three upvotes count? –  romkyns Nov 14 '12 at 12:07
    
No worry I was just joking, going to post real answer now. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 14 '12 at 12:08
    
Hmm, already noon, and Mr. Skeet has not yet a single accept? Something's wrong on the intarnets. Edit: Ah, he just got one. Sanity restored. –  Daniel Fischer Nov 14 '12 at 12:48

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

The time-sorted reputation page shows the total rep earned for each question upvoted. So the ones near the top were more recently upvoted than others below them, but at some point they were upvoted before the rep-cap was hit.

In other words, the using LINQ answer was upvoted 4 times today, and only the 1st time did Jon receive 10 points for it. The other 3 votes were received after he had hit the rep cap, and the last time this happend was 8 minutes before your screenshot.

You can see this much better in the per-post sorting of Jon's reputation tab:

per-post score for the LINQ answer

The per-post tab gives you much better information as to what votes were given per post.

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This does not seem to apply to the answer for a question titled "using LINQ to remove objects within a List<T>" - it only got upvoted once today, and Jon got rep for it 35 minutes ago. –  romkyns Nov 14 '12 at 12:17
    
@romkyns: it was upvoted 4 times today, see the link I included. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 14 '12 at 12:18
    
Ooooh...... so the time shown is misleading. –  romkyns Nov 14 '12 at 12:19
    
Exactly, it only shows the most recent upvote there. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 14 '12 at 12:20
    
It should really show the time of the first upvote each day then... Too minor to warrant a fix request? –  romkyns Nov 14 '12 at 12:22
    
I'd say too minor. It has never bothered me in any case, I certainly also want to know when the most recent upvote occurred myself. The rep display tries to be concise and collapses upvotes, if you want all the detail use the per-post tab instead. –  Martijn Pieters Nov 14 '12 at 12:25

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