It would be cool if you could get notified when you get upvoted/downvoted. Users with high reputation could have the option to disable such feature. It would say on which question/answer you got (down/up)voted.

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    Go here. Press F5 occasionally. – user102937 Sep 18 '13 at 15:59
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    If every minor feature that anyone ever suggested for the SE software was implemented, the resulting printout of the source code would cover the state of Texas. – user102937 Sep 18 '13 at 16:01
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    What does this solve that a refresh doesn't? – Oded Sep 18 '13 at 16:02
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    @VladBondarenko Yes, we all get that. We just don't want it, or think it's needed, and feel that the developers can better spend their time working on much more valuable features. – Servy Sep 18 '13 at 16:03
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    Sure. That would require you to click in order to see that happen. F5 is just as good. So - why is that better than F5? – Oded Sep 18 '13 at 16:04
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    Here, have a downvote. I certainly wouldn't want an annoying inbox notification for each upvote I get. And now imagine someone like Jon Skeet who gets tons of votes every day. – ThiefMaster Sep 18 '13 at 16:05
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    Nah, let's keep notifications for stuff that requires my attention. Extra rep is nice, but it's not something that requires my immediate attention. – Bart Sep 18 '13 at 16:06
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    @ThiefMaster - You must have missed the "can be disabled" portion of the feature request. – Oded Sep 18 '13 at 16:06
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    True, I did. The F5 argument is stupid anyway. Buy a proper keyboard which does not prevent you from using keys the way are supposed to be used :) – ThiefMaster Sep 18 '13 at 16:07
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    Nobody is insulting you. And we have read your post. – Bart Sep 18 '13 at 16:07
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    Beware moving from a legitimate (if unpopular) feature request into a rant – Richard Tingle Sep 18 '13 at 16:08
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    I can see at least one real moderator here. – Oded Sep 18 '13 at 16:12
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    I guess being a Stack Exchange dev means nothing – Oded Sep 18 '13 at 16:16
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    @VladBondarenko Disagreeing with your proposal is not rude. Thinking that it is is rather...unhealthy, actually. You need to be able to deal with polite rejection without taking it personally (beyond the scope of just feature requests on a website). – Servy Sep 18 '13 at 16:19
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    You might like meta.stackexchange.com/questions/188869/… which achieves what you want and could always use more support – Kate Gregory Sep 18 '13 at 17:16

Basically you want to know when your reputation changed and why it changed.

This already exists - your reputation is updated in real-time. When you get an upvote it shows up in the header pretty much as soon as it happens.

If you hover over your profile, there is a popup detailing the posts that caused the reputation change. You can also click on the reputation to go directly to the reputation page where all reputation changes appear.

In conclusion - the feature request already exists.


There is no need for such a feature. Extra reputation, though nice, is not something that requires your attention. Unlike comments for example. Granted, badges might not require your attention either, and I personally wouldn't mind them not causing a notification. But such events happen far less frequently than reputation changes.

And it's not as if reputation changes are hard to track. Each profile has an entire tab dedicated to them in all their glorious detail. Just refresh it occasionally. Or you know what; don't focus on reputation all that much.

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