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This morning, as I checked my email, I noticed the following friendly email in my inbox:

Hello,

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for participating in the ongoing beta of Freelancing Stack Exchange, and to congratulate you for making the leaderboard!

The email continued from there, but when I clicked on the link for the leaderboard, I saw that I was not on the leaderboard, and was still at 191 reputation. However, I received the email around the time that I had been awarded the Quorum badge (post with 2 upvotes on Meta).

Basically, I think the system counted the meta score (191 + (2 * 5) = 201, enough for the leader board) to determine when to send the beta leaderboard email, when it shouldn't have.

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    Maybe be "leaderboard" they means all 36 users in the first page of users, sorted by overall reputation. :) – Shadow9 Jun 11 '13 at 14:13
  • Could it instead be an upvote that was taken back? – Time Traveling Bobby Jun 11 '13 at 14:14
  • @ShaWizDowArd - Haha, it's possible! However, I would have been on that list a little bit ago! This is the link from the email. – Chris Forrence Jun 11 '13 at 14:20
  • I see, so it's indeed the leagues and you are probably correct. +1. :) – Shadow9 Jun 11 '13 at 14:22
  • @M.NightDemonbobby - It's possible, but I'm not sure it's probable; it's been relatively quiet. For example, the last two questions asked have been (as of right this second) 6 hours old and 45 minutes old. – Chris Forrence Jun 11 '13 at 14:31
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Same problem here, and I can confirm that it’s not related to Meta participation.

I got such an email for "participating in the ongoing beta of Mythology Stack Exchange", and it also says:

[…] and to congratulate you for making the leaderboard!

But I’m not on that leaderboard. See my profile on Mythology SE:

  • I have posted no answers and no questions (neither on Meta nor on the main site).

  • I have only 103 reputation (thanks to +2 for an edit).

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