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When I look at the change score in the ranking, it's either a ridiculously large number or a ridiculously small number so it's obviously not Δreputation. So what exactly is it? How is it calculated?

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Which page are you looking at? – Adam Lear Dec 11 '12 at 5:30
The top weekly ranking page in the summery in my profile – DrinkJavaCodeJava Dec 11 '12 at 6:50
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You mean the second column,

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don't you?

That is the change in places, the person currently ranked 65th in this years league was ranked 168th last year, so climbed up 103 places.

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So I must be reaching the top fast. Mine moved up 26,000. – DrinkJavaCodeJava Dec 11 '12 at 7:01
I see +23271 for you this week. In the week rankings, you can not only gain places fast, but also lose. Even Jon Skeet sometimes drops below tenth in the week rankings (on Sundays, maybe even Mondays, not at the end of the week). – Daniel Fischer Dec 11 '12 at 7:05
Who is John Skeet? – DrinkJavaCodeJava Dec 11 '12 at 7:15
He's the Chuck Norris of Stack Overflow. – Daniel Fischer Dec 11 '12 at 7:31
Jon Skeet doesn't give answers. He pre-empts questions. – J. Steen Dec 11 '12 at 8:16

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