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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.

Example

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. – Reto Koradi May 6 '15 at 5:21
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    Hehe! I thought I was the only one! – M.A.R. May 6 '15 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! – esme_louise May 14 '15 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. – samthebrand Feb 11 '16 at 22:46
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    I'm just the same! The number on my reputation tab currently is 29.9k :-) – Rand al'Thor Jun 20 '16 at 11:49
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    siiighhh, show off ... grrmmblll – rene Feb 16 '17 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 is Timothy Richard Green Feb 16 '17 at 14:21

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