I was wondering when I'd hit the magic 40k mark on Area 51, so I did some manual calculations of my rep. What I found didn't add up.
For the calculations below, keep in mind that my rep according to A51 is 39180.
What Area 51 shows:
SO: 28265 MSO: 10305 SF: 248 ------------ 38818
That's too low, so I thought I'd try the
Sum of displayed rep across all five sites:
SO: 28470 MSO: 10305 SF: 248 SU: 151 Area 51: 110 -------------- 39284
Now it's too high. Maybe I should try the
Sum of /reputation across all five sites:
SO: 28432 MSO: 10058 SF: 248 SU: 161 Area 51: 110 -------------- 39009
Too low again.
The only method I thought of that gets closer is taking the first number up there (38818) and adding in the undisplayed SU and A51 scores, which brings it to 39079.
So now I'm stumped. I'm sure it must be some combination of the above, but what?
And one thing that really puzzles me is the 28265 for SO rep. That is neither the displayed number nor the recalc'd number. Is it cached? And if so, why is my Meta score exactly what is displayed here?