I may missed something, but it looks like there's a problem :screenshot of my reputation tab on Area51

  • Not 100% sure if it's a duplicate or not: Area51 does not show reputation changes. Only different is your profile shows some reputation changes.
    – Himanshu
    May 8, 2014 at 10:34
  • @hims056 : No, all reputation changes are listed here. It seems there's a problem on the total reputation count. May 8, 2014 at 11:01
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    Go to area51.stackexchange.com/reputation and calculate the actual rep changes. (Trigger the reputation recalc)
    – Himanshu
    May 8, 2014 at 11:03
  • @hims056 : Ok I didn't know about reputation-recalc. I recognize I used the tag without understanding what it mean. Can you write an answer describing where do you found the link with a screenshot? May 8, 2014 at 11:12
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    Ohh hell.. I just triggered it and my rep is decreased from 345 to 272. WTF??
    – Himanshu
    May 8, 2014 at 11:13
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    @user2284570 You can click on any tag to find out more about it. Most of them have at least a short description of what the tag's about at the top of the tag page, and some have a fuller explanation after you click "read more".
    – yannis
    May 8, 2014 at 11:16
  • @Yannis : Yes I did, but I didn't understood the description. May 8, 2014 at 11:19
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    @hims056 LOL!!! Punishment for trying to be good. ;) May 8, 2014 at 11:26
  • @user2284570 there's no official link to this page, it's known to the long time members here and these days recalc is possible only in Area 51, it's disabled on all other sites. May 8, 2014 at 11:28
  • @ShadowWizard : Why it has been disabled on Stackoverflow? Looks like there have been an hyperlink in the past. So the tag wiki should be edited. May 8, 2014 at 11:47
  • @user2284570 due to rep eating worm. Seriously now, there was a nasty bug causing reputation to suddenly drop for random users but when recalced, the reputation got back to normal. So to track the bug down they disabled the option to recalc... and never put it back. May 8, 2014 at 11:49
  • The original bug report for the above is meta.stackexchange.com/questions/213000/… May 8, 2014 at 11:52
  • @ShadowWizard Do you have a link to the post on Meta which explain the disable status of reputation-recalc? I also don't understand why it is still enabled on Area51. May 8, 2014 at 12:04
  • @user2284570 no official post about it, was mentioned in chat or comments though by Nick. As for Area 51 it's working on a different code base so they didn't touch it. May 8, 2014 at 12:11
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    @ShadowWizard It's ... How do I put this. Area 51 is a very old fork of the original SE codebase. There be dragons in there (probably literally). I don't know exactly where the challenges for fixing this would be, but in any event, we're not putting any significant time into A51 dev at this point.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    May 8, 2014 at 19:44

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Area 51 reputation might not be updated by itself so in those cases when you suspect your reputation is incorrect you can manually recalculate it from within the reputation audit page:

This will "fix" the display and might result in decreasing the reputation, so don't blame me! :)


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