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What do the numbers after the rep score mean? Like the 1 and 7 here: Like in the image here

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    Have you hovered over them?
    – random
    Sep 29, 2011 at 16:24
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    And now knowing about hovering: that is useful for many details. Like: hover "xx minutes", hover the vote buttons, hover user names in comments, ...!
    – Arjan
    Sep 29, 2011 at 16:26
  • I hadn't! Agreed with @Arjan, so many things to hover over now Sep 29, 2011 at 16:29
  • My comment was not a complaint, @CambridgeMike ;-)
    – Arjan
    Sep 29, 2011 at 16:35

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They're badges

If you hover over them, you'll see "1 silver badge" or "7 bronze badges".

As you use Stack Overflow to ask and answer questions, you’ll earn badges, which appear on your user page and in your user card.

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  • The hover doesn't appear to work anymore and I had the same question. Thanks!
    – Tom Rossi
    Sep 14, 2012 at 15:39
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    @Tom it does for me
    – genesis
    Sep 22, 2012 at 20:44

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