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Is there somewhere I can look to discover a graph showing the average reputation-gain of a new user? In my current obsession with rep, I need to know if my gain has been above or below average. :)

I should say that I see lots of folks making custom queries to gather various statistics, but $I < 0*$idea how to do that, or if I even can with only 101 rep.

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Well, when comparing reputation gained within whole week you done great in the previous week, jumping 2256 places ahead and landing as #209 in whole of SO - I'd say it's way above the average. :) – Shadow Wizard Jan 6 '11 at 10:11

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Check out the Reputation Leagues.

It shows how you are doing in relation to everyone currently rather than other new(*) users historically, but as reputation largely just measures participation, that's all you can meaningfully learn.

(*) Where "new" means those with more than 200 rep (thanks Jon).

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"* users with less than 200 reputation are not tracked in the leagues" -- that makes it somewhat difficult. – Jon Seigel Jan 5 '11 at 18:01
@Jon - ah, that's a flaw in my answer then. – ChrisF Jan 5 '11 at 19:28
Nice one! I bet Jon Skeet is there for.. ever? :-D – Shadow Wizard Jan 6 '11 at 10:06

There's no rep requirement for mining the available data, and no amount of rep in the world will let you mine the non-public data. Go for it; I suspect you'll be interested in Reputation and CreationDate in the Users table.

Be warned that the average is likely to be a worthless number, though. Lots of people come by, post once and never participate again.

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riiiiiight..... – JakeParis Jan 5 '11 at 16:57

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