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I would love to see which people have the most network-wide reputation, how can I see that?

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  • I'd venture that John Skeet wins - 474,000 . nice idea ! This should be a straight-forward feature to do. Mar 17, 2012 at 17:37
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    Having both an all-time one, which obviously Jon would win, and the usual weekly, monthly and quarterly ones would be interesting.
    – Rory Alsop
    Jul 13, 2012 at 15:31
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    No it would not be that interesting; the SO question rate makes it much easier to gain rep there, so the network-wide league woud be dominated by the SO crowd, hands-down. Feb 16, 2013 at 18:04
  • @MartijnPieters: Any statistics to back this statement up? As question rate goes up, answer rate goes up as well so it might not be as easy to get a few upvoted answers as you think. Hands-up, SO is well-known for its FGITW problem... ;) Feb 16, 2013 at 18:10
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    If you compare Stack Overflow leagues with Mathematics (second most active site in the network), you'll see, week-after-week that the weekly scores are almost always higher on SO. Feb 16, 2013 at 18:16
  • @mar statistics are still valid. 2 years later. Jul 27, 2015 at 19:05

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Although a feature like this sounds very cool and could be implemented without much effort (I think), I do wonder what will be the usefulness of it.

Reputation among sites isn't exchangeable. The ratio on answers and up-votes differ a lot among sites. Also on some sites people are more willing to vote than others.

We do not want people to 'bet' on that other site because it has a higher ratio than the lower traffic, less popular site, which could use some hands.

Some figures, going on Martijn Pieters' comment:

Take the current years reputation (so from Jan 2015 until Aug 2015) of the highest scoring users on Stack Overflow and Mathematics (second most active site in the network): SO 70K, Mathematics 46K. And the top user in Seasoned Advice has an astonishing 7K! There is no way for a user in Seasoned Advice or even in Mathematics to come close to the SO user. No matter how much they try.

I think that the side effects of this feature must be thought of first. Then we should see the nice feature.

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  • You might consider updating the numbers... the highest rep user on Seasoned advice has over 50 K now. Regardless, it sounded like the question is asking for total rep on all sites. I may only have 5 K on any one site but between all of my sites, that's 16K or so... which is still pitifully small but shrug.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Jul 27, 2015 at 22:25
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    @Catija the numbers are updated. It is the rep of the current year, not the grand total since every site has another start date. Seems unfair to compare. Jul 28, 2015 at 5:20
  • TeX has someone with 55k this year, by the by. Jul 28, 2015 at 6:17
  • that is getting closer to SO already. Still not close to Seasoned Advice... @nat Jul 28, 2015 at 6:24
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    @PatrickHofman Ah, sorry I missed that, not enough coffee I guess
    – rene
    Jul 28, 2015 at 7:55

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