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The <span> it's in has class bounty-indicator-tab, and I don't see any meaning to the number 9 in tab's content. Bug? enter image description here

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It means that you've earned 9 reputation points since you last looked at the page.

The style is called bounty-indicator-tab because the team have given the number the same look and feel as the number of featured questions on the site.

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That's kind of an awkward number to show. Today I earned rep in increments of 10 (except for a +2), so I still don't see how 9 could possibly be right. –  Matt Ball Mar 25 '11 at 22:26
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@Matt - 1 up vote received by you - 1 down vote given by you = net 9 points. This looks like only one vote so you must have down-voted earlier in the day and hit the rep cap. –  ChrisF Mar 25 '11 at 22:28
    
I'm nowhere near rep cap for today, but I did cast a downvote on an answer which was then deleted. Even though I triggered a rep recalc before grabbing that screenshot, that's probably the answer. –  Matt Ball Mar 25 '11 at 23:01
    
@Matt - I did take a look at your profile after posting that comment and didn't see a -1 and was going to add something about caching of values (honest) –  ChrisF Mar 25 '11 at 23:05

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