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My total reputation is displayed on the flair as 31K:

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On my Chat.SE profile it is displayed as 32.5K: enter image description here

There's a difference of about 1500 points - where are they?

  • I've refreshed the flair image to make sure it isn't cached.
  • I've considered a rep recalc, but there's only a difference of 139 points on meta and 134 points on SO (and not much activity on other sites).
  • I did not have any recent significant reputation changes.
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Chat reputation is the sum of all of your accounts, regardless of reputation. Lots of associated accounts can boost it a lot.

Flair reputation, as mentioned on the flair page, only shows reputation for sites where you have at least 200 reputation.

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I suspected that was the case, but that comment refers to the icons, I didn't think they wouldn't be summed. –  Kobi Feb 3 '11 at 14:53
    
@Kobi I did the math on my own accounts. I have 26k shown on my flair, and 26094 rep for the sum of >200 accounts. I have 26819 for chat, and the same if I sum everything. –  Grace Note Feb 3 '11 at 14:54
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Makes sense, but is that intended? I have 161 reputation on Math.SE - I want them counted! :) –  Kobi Feb 3 '11 at 14:58
    
@Kobi, while it is true that the flair data is cached for 24 hours, in your instance GraceNote is correct. The sum of your accounts under 200 rep is approximately 1600. –  Rebecca Chernoff Feb 3 '11 at 14:59
    
@Rebecca - I see that. Is that by design? I thought it only affected the icons... Anyway, thanks. –  Kobi Feb 3 '11 at 15:03
    
@Kobi, it says so on the flair page: (please note that only sites where you have more than 200 reputation will appear.) and it seems logical that if a site wouldn't appear, its rep would not be included. –  Rebecca Chernoff Feb 3 '11 at 15:08
    
@Kobi re: 161 on Math.SE: answer more questions!!! ;-) –  The Unhandled Exception Feb 3 '11 at 15:38
    
@Rebecca - Well, honestly, not really. It seems logical to sum everything and choose what to display, but it does answer the question :) –  Kobi Feb 3 '11 at 16:46

Flair is cached for 24 hours on the server.

Your chat profile is refreshed hourly (I'm pretty sure it is hourly, but not certain...)

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I didn't gain that much reputation yesterday - 0 point today, and 60 yesterday. –  Kobi Feb 3 '11 at 14:53

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