Perhaps I'm childish, but I like the little box on my profile which tells me how much reputation I've gained since last looking at my reputation tab.


It's pretty and green and fills an otherwise empty expanse. The problem is that it's making me not want to visit my reputation tab as I don't want that green box to disappear.

Instead of reputation gained since your last visit to the reputation tab, which doesn't really do anything for me other than make me not want to go there, I think it'd be nicer if it was instead reputation gained in the last 30 days. This way it'd never reset (well, you know what I mean), and it'd encourage myself and others to continue to actively participate. This would also work well alongside the chart and top n% this year text.

After accidentally visiting my Reputation page shortly after originally making this post, over a year later and I've still not visited it again...

1 year on...

Hello from 2017!

2 years on...

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    It doesn't necessarily stop me from visiting the reputation tab, but I find the number utterly useless. Since I have no idea how long ago I last visited the tab, the number has no significance to me. Showing the rep gain over the last 30 days would certainly be much more meaningful. Commented May 6, 2015 at 5:21
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    Hehe! I thought I was the only one!
    – M.A.R.
    Commented May 6, 2015 at 18:09
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    I have exactly the opposite inclination, I want to visit the reputation page each time I gain reputation, to get that box to go away! Commented May 14, 2015 at 16:14
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    Which begs the question... what IS the "reputation tab"? (I'm not quite sure myself.) Oh, there it is. Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 22:46
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    I'm just the same! The number on my reputation tab currently is 29.9k :-) Commented Jun 20, 2016 at 11:49
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    siiighhh, show off ... grrmmblll
    – rene
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 13:10
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    Really? I treat that as a notification and check it immediately, every time it appears, out of curiosity.
    – TRiG
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 14:21


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