As of right now, I have 21,650 reputation on Meta*:

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As I understand it, this should be rounded up to 21.7k in post owner boxes. However, it's being rounded down:

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Depriving me of like .2% of my hard-earned unicorn points is a travesty! Can we change this to how it used to work?

* oh crap what am I doing with my life?

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    I manually fixed your rounding error with my vote.
    – Travis J
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 19:51
  • 21658 showing as 21.7k Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 19:55
  • Right @ShadowWizard - the issue is the behavior rounding at ##,#50 numbers
    – Undo
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 19:56
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    ಥ_ಥ <- me localizing numbers Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 20:03

2 Answers 2


OK, maybe all the issues around localized number display are actually fixed now.


As of the last deploy rounding at halves should again perform as expected, instead of rounding towards evens.


I don't think it's a bug. From what I can see, Stack Exchange is applying Round half to even rule:

A tie-breaking rule that is less biased is round half to even, namely:

  • If the fraction of y is 0.5, then q is the even integer nearest to y.

As a proof, I just found a user who currently have exactly 15150 reputation points. Lo and behold!

15150 is round to 15.2k as expected.

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    No, it's a bug. We used to round to away from 0, my changes switched it to round towards even. Fixing... Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 20:15
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    @Kevin haha, but you could use this as escape route, mark as status-bydesign and be on your merry way. :-D Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 20:16

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