I observe the reputation recap page still features a Trigger Reputation Recalc button.

Truth be told, I've been using that button on a quasi-weekly basis for more than a year now, but if I understood this awesome and prominently featured post correctly, it does not serve any purpose anymore (and my first question on meta is answered once and for all).

So, is there any reason for this button to stay, as its use will arguably only trigger superfluous requests to the servers?

Bump: So, six months later now, may I ask how the reputation view update is coming up? Will we have access to more data? Will the Recalc button stay?

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    Exactly - its only purpose now is for us to bother the servers with :) Mar 2, 2012 at 22:08
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    I wouldn't be surprised if /reputation met an untimely end altogether...although if that's the case it'd be nice if days > 200 and such information was presented somewhere...
    – Tim Stone
    Mar 2, 2012 at 22:10
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    Hmm. That actually shows me as having 18,478 reputation, but I only have 18,477 displayed on Meta. Maybe it has a purpose after all? :-) Mar 2, 2012 at 22:10
  • Also related, see Nick's comments here. Mar 2, 2012 at 22:11

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They are going to remove the button eventually, but the page will still always exist so users can get the full itemized list of everything that's happened on their account.

Quote from Nick Craver:

we don't plan to remove it, but it may get an update to provide a bit more data...right now that mechanism still wouldn't show post deletion for example (no plans to update it at this time though).


The rep recalc button is now gone. In this answer it states:

As of December 2013, there is no "Trigger Reputation Recalc" button anymore. Recalc is performed automatically only, in case of reputation inconsistency that does not resolve itself please file a new bug report.

Also, Animuson points out that this comment by Nick says:

@Amicable hitting that button only serves to severely hinder debugging or make it impossible - it will be removed on the next build.


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