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Can we have consistent precision in the display of reputation?

For example, if one has 9991 rep, and then receives 10 more, he has 10k rep. The precision goes from 4 digits to 1 digit. Then at some point the rep goes to 10.1k, which is three digits precision.

As computer scientists, we can do better!

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    but is it important at all? If you really want to know - click on it – Rory Alsop Sep 27 '12 at 15:18
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    I hope for you, Jeff doesn't have a giant decimal separator at home. – Toon Krijthe Sep 27 '12 at 15:22
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    Not precise enough ... too precise... you can never win! – Shawn Chin Sep 27 '12 at 15:30
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    I think it should be replaced with colors so that the illiterate can understand. Or maybe even a speaker icon you can click on to hear their reputation. Perhaps the simplest would be: "MORE THAN YOU" and "LESS THAN YOU", since, let's be honest that's all we care about. – user7116 Sep 27 '12 at 15:35
  • Is the time-resolution of minutes e.g. asked 39 mins ago a sore sight for you as well? – Lorenz Lo Sauer Sep 27 '12 at 15:47
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    Jeez, I don't really like this idea either, but you don't have to sneer at the OP for asking. – Pops Sep 27 '12 at 22:39
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Hover over the value, precision you will see.

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