I try to recalculate my rep on all of the sites on a regular basis. It's not too much of a hassle, but to go through each site I'm on, go to the /reputation page, recalc, go back, reload the page, etc., it becomes a bit of a chore.

I'm proposing a button on the accounts tab of stackexchange.com that would allow a manual rep recalculation over all of the sites that one is active on. Realizing that such a convenience would come at the price of an increased server load, just as the /reputation page only allows a recalculation once every 24 hours, perhaps this new feature would be usable once every 3 days or 7 days.

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    Wouldn't this only be interesting on sites your actually active on, rather than all sites?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Dec 16, 2011 at 11:31
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    I'm sorry, I have to question your motives: Who cares so much about reputation? Also, if you need to recalc often because f.e. questions/answers get deleted you ask/answer on...you're doing something wrong. Dec 16, 2011 at 11:33
  • @IvoFlipse Yes, I agree, I tried to address that in the second para: over all of the sites that one is active on.
    – jonsca
    Dec 16, 2011 at 11:34
  • @Bobby My personal motives aren't at issue here, but one might care if there is a system-wide recalc after a long period of time and hundreds of points go missing. It's just a means of keeping track.
    – jonsca
    Dec 16, 2011 at 11:37

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Rep recalculation is not something we intend to be done that often (that's why it's throttled, it's also one of the more expensive things for larger users).

However, we have plans so that this won't be needed anymore (so implementing this feature request is time better spent on that), stay tuned.

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    Nice future plan. Just for the curious, an earlier comment from Nick: The speed to display the page and the speed to do an actual recalc are not the same, as we go back and fix history affected by cap shifts and such when votes are deleted/removed...this doesn't happen for /reputation display, only the recalc.
    – Arjan
    Dec 16, 2011 at 12:01

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