In the notifications bar there are some notifications with the green plus sign and a number, for example:

What do they mean? E.g "+2"

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    See the Help on "Reputation" for an explanation. – Dɑvïd Jun 3 '15 at 6:50
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    possible duplicate of Feedback request: New top bar and MultiCollider redesign – Patrick Hofman Jun 3 '15 at 7:05
  • That is the actual post that explains the 'new' feature in detail. – Patrick Hofman Jun 3 '15 at 7:05
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    @Pat not really. It does not explain what are those numbers. It mentions their existence, but doesn't explain exactly what they are. The question here is VERY basic, but still a valid support request. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 7:14
  • This does, right? "All reputation, privileges, and badge updates now appear under a new achievements drop-down, located next to the inbox. (Privileges and badge notifications were 85% of the notification volume). This drop-down will also incorporate reputation updates that are more detailed than we currently display, rolled up by day and post." – Patrick Hofman Jun 3 '15 at 7:15

This is the net reputation change due to the event raising the notification.

Positive change would cause the number to be green, negative change would cause a red color.

Some common examples for positive rep change: upvotes you get on your posts, answer you posted got accepted, edit you suggested was approved, etc.

Some common examples for negative rep change: downvotes you get on your posts, user was removed, bounty you started, etc.

  • Does that mean a question has been voted up? – Lschk Jun 3 '15 at 6:19
  • Yes @Lschk. For example this question of yours has been voted up 9 times - you should see +45 due to this, since every question upvote is worth 5 reputation points to the author. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 6:23
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    Negative changes are simply not shown. No red rep notifications. – CodesInChaos Jun 3 '15 at 6:48
  • "negative change would cause a red color." There is no such thing. – JonasCz Jun 3 '15 at 6:50
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    @CodesInChaos wrong. See the question now, I've added screenshot to clarify what the OP means. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 6:57
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    @JonasCz wrong. There is, maybe you just missed getting such notifications. See question now for screenshot that I've added. – Shadow The Dragon Wizard Jun 3 '15 at 6:58
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    @ShadowWizard, Okay, yeah, in the dropdown. I thought you meant in the actual top bar. – JonasCz Jun 3 '15 at 7:01

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