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I'm now over a month eligible for the Legendary badge, I think. My /reputation file says

rep cap was exceeded on 158 days

But I haven't received it. Have I misunderstood something about the calculation? Also, the file says

** total rep 84490 :)

But on the site, it is displayed as "84876". Does this difference have something to do with missing Legendary?

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I was wondering why you hadn't gotten yours yet... I got mine when it said "148 days," so that count is clearly incorrect (or the badge computation doesn't match the count computation). –  James McNellis Oct 4 '10 at 18:09
The difference in rep is normal. The display rep is higher than the /reputation rep for many users. If you get upvotes on an answer but the OP deletes the question, you lose that rep. The change doesn't show up in your display rep until the next recalc, though. –  Pops Oct 4 '10 at 18:12
Also, 158 days!? I am in awe. –  Pops Oct 4 '10 at 18:13
It seems that Jeff and friends must not like you... –  James McNellis Oct 11 '10 at 23:55
@James lol :) Maybe it's that first number that counts? It says "rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes only on 137 days". Is that one above 150 for you? –  Johannes Schaub - litb Oct 16 '10 at 12:35
No; mine are at 135 (first) and 156 (second) right now. I remember reading somewhere that the second number was the important one, but there was tremendous confusion over the meaning of those two numbers too. Maybe the server got confused as well. –  James McNellis Oct 16 '10 at 20:18
@litb, @James: only the second number count. And there is no confusion about their meaning. See meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/57232/… –  VonC Oct 19 '10 at 10:24
Weren't you told? The Legendary club can have only 35 people at once. You'll have to wait until someone dies, sorry –  Pëkka Oct 21 '10 at 20:28
@Pekka, you have to be in the club to be told the rules. Quite a Catch-22, that. –  Pops Oct 21 '10 at 20:40
@Popular that's obviously not very well throught through. –  Pëkka Oct 21 '10 at 20:44
@Popular as is the clause that someone has to die for new members to get in. Damn –  Pëkka Oct 21 '10 at 20:44
@JSl Just out of curiosity, why the edit of your question mentions your name - usually it doesn't when the author and editor are the same? –  ring0 Jan 1 '11 at 6:50
@ring0 - check the history. The last edit was by Gnome who's no longer a live account. –  ChrisF Jan 1 '11 at 13:10
@JSl So the last Edit is Gnome, but since it is disabled (or alike), your name is shown instead, as you are the previous editor=author. Right. Well, it's a convention - but I think it is misleading to show your name instead - even though Gnome is buried somewhere. IMO, Gnome in gray without rep (like when a question is moved to another server where the user does not have an account) would be intuitively more accurate. Anyway, I won't drop a question on meta, I just come from there :-) –  ring0 Jan 1 '11 at 13:17
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