Best place to see this is on a new beta site, which is where I noticed it, so...

  1. Go to PETS.stackexchange.com

  2. Navigate to the Users page and sort by ALL. Note any or all users.

  3. Now sort by YEAR.

Notice how everyone has a 1 point of reputation difference between the two sorts?

Seems like an odd bug to me. I searched on meta and found a few about reputation discrepancies, but nothing specific to the users page.

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    I don't think its a bug seems like its just removing the 1 rep giving automatically when an account is created and btw How is pets? :) – Walker Dec 2 '13 at 21:17
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    You start with 1 rep. This doesn't count in the rep you acquired during the year. – Oded Dec 2 '13 at 21:18
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    @Tijesunimi - It's doing OK. Not too many new questions, but we had an odd user influx at the start of last week. – JoshDM Dec 2 '13 at 21:19
  • @Oded - that makes sense. Now I get what Tijesunimi meant. Status-bydesign this beast then; thanks. – JoshDM Dec 2 '13 at 21:20
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    It's the same reason why people can have 'negative rep' if a timespan is chosen that is shorter than the lifetime of the project. To be honest, it isn't too clear that the rep shown for the normal view is total rep, while for other timespans it is a delta. – Sumurai8 Dec 2 '13 at 21:22
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    @JoshDM - "beast" is a bit much. Given the subject matter (and example site), wouldn't "puppy" be more appropriate? – JDB Dec 2 '13 at 21:35
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    @Oded Could you post your answer as an answer so this question can be marked as answered? – doppelgreener Dec 2 '13 at 22:51

Everyone starts with 1 rep, which is not something your acquired or earned - just the minimum reputation possible.

The ALL sort get all reputation, including this 1 rep.

The YEAR sort will account for any rep earned in that year.

For anyone who has been around less than a year, that's the discrepancy.

And of course, for any site that has been around less than a year, everyone will have this 1 rep discrepancy between the pages.

  • That's great, but it isn't obvious to us users that there is a difference between the different "tabs" other than the time frame (which we click on and expect it to be displaying the same data for each time period). – lnafziger Jan 4 '14 at 16:25

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