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When viewing my reputation history I would love to know why I was awarded that particular amount. Was it for answering the question, up votes, etc...

Maybe a tool tip when you mouse over the amount awarded.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Are you talking about the reputation audit /reputation page? Jeff's answer on the reputation audit FAQ details the different vote types that you see on that page.

  • 1 = accepted answer (to or from you)
  • 2 = upvote (to you)
  • 3 = downvote (to or from you)
  • 4 = penalty for post flagged as offensive
  • 9 = bounty award (to you)
  • 8 = bounty grant (from you)
  • 12 = penalty for post flagged as spam

Alternatively, you can grab the userscript I created here, which adds the vote type description behind each vote.

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Yep, didn't know it existed. Thanks!! – Cognitronic Jan 23 '11 at 3:04

Also clicking on the envelope next to your profile name at the top. Has some good reputation details about recent rep.

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Wow...and I thought it had to do with email notifications. I can't believe I've never clicked that! Thanks! – Cognitronic Jan 23 '11 at 6:43

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