Suppose I wanted to condense my reputations across the Stack Exchange network into a single number that I could brag about. The following methods come to mind, but have their flaws:
- Average reputation: This would penalize me for joining new SE sites, as the default rep of 100 for signing up would pull my average down.
- Maximum reputation: Would be great if I was a standout contributor to one particular site, but if I focus my efforts on a handful of sites then this might not be so accurate.
- Sum of all reputations: I could game the system by joining all the sites I possibly could.
How could I compute an overall Stack Exchange reputation that accurately reflected my contributions all networks? This should be an absolute number, not a rank of some kind.