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Consider this user who put a bounty up this week

Go to
Search for "Adam Davies"
It shows

Adam Davis
-475 week

Go to
Search for "Adam Davies"
It shows

#8777 week rank
-480 week reputation

(why is there a difference? I thought they use the same data source)

What does the community feel about bounties being included in the [periodic] rep calculation for /users and /leagues? I can understand bounties won being included, but not bounty offers.

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Somewhat related with 2 thoughts on the topic:… – squillman Mar 1 '11 at 23:48
I think the reason your second query didn't find him is that his name is "Davis", not "Davies". But that doesn't explain why your first query worked. – mmyers Mar 1 '11 at 23:58
@mmyers - "oops" – RichardTheKiwi Mar 1 '11 at 23:59

When I went to the last page of users and saw negative reputation I was confused for a bit, then realized I had "week" selected. Then I noticed I was the second* to last person on that list. #:-O

Honestly, I think we should count bounties. They change our reputation, and winning one is a valid way to appear in the leagues, even if only briefly. I don't mind that spending reputation pushes one down in the leagues - bounties should hurt.

*And the only reason I'm not last is likely due to the oddity of the reputation recalc when it hit a suspended user.

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That's an awesome smiley! Consider it stolen. – JohnP May 31 '11 at 4:49
Is it a panic smiley? – kiamlaluno Jun 30 '11 at 1:04

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