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Is there any way to list users by reputation gained within the last x days/weeks? If not, could one be added?

Edit post-reading back/reading comments and realising I sound terrifyingly like a stalker:

I'm mostly interested because most SO users are way ahead of me, which makes the competitive aspects of SO a bit less fun. A daily reputation scoresheet would level the playing field somewhat.

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    You're a little bit too inquisitive, if you ask me. Nov 7, 2009 at 16:55
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    How about breaking them down to geographical lcoations too? The timezone thingy as well, yea?
    – o.k.w
    Nov 7, 2009 at 17:06
  • Yeah, sorry, does the re-phrasing make it sound a bit less creepy? Nov 7, 2009 at 18:05
  • I am collecting data daily that can be used to generate these types of statistics. The import was pretty spotty last month but when I have a reasonable set I will publish a view. May 6, 2010 at 1:40

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Reputation leagues are now rolled out:
https://stackexchange.com/leagues

Blog entry:
https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/network-central-stackexchange-com/

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If competition is your thing, you can redefine the goalposts to make it more fun.

I joined SO near the beginning, but didn't really become active until about June. I decided to compete by tracking my page number every so often and see how it moved up. Even though my rep was low, I took satisfaction from seeing myself move from page 120, up to page 100, past page 50 and so on. I don't think I have ever hit the daily rep cap (so getting a badge for this would be really cool), but I've come close, and I definitely enjoy waking up to see my score higher ("I got rep in my sleep! I'm a super-hero!")

So I'd definitely get a kick out of seeing more stats, but the data dumps and stackql makes it so anyone can generate a lot of these stats ourselves.

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  • That's exactly what I did. I started keeping track when I was on page 15 and managed to get halfway up page 2 before a change of job duties left me without enough time.
    – mmyers
    Nov 8, 2009 at 0:25
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I suspect that a daily score-sheet would be a bit too volatile - and would also act slightly strangely due to different time zones (i.e. when people actually post vs the UTC day).

However, I'd be in favour of a weekly or monthly "league" - I'd find that interesting, certainly. It's been suggested before, however, and the tag stats were put in place partly as an alternative. I don't remember Jeff being particularly against it, but I don't think he was overly wild about the idea either. At the time, I think the overall leaders were much the same as the "recent history" leaders - but that may well have changed since the idea was originally suggested.

Jeff, care to run some tests and see whether it's actually any more interesting than just being a copy of the first page? (The "no tag" stats page gives the last month, so we can all see that. That only shows votes rather than rep though.)

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    +1 for the no-tag stats page. And 29,962 upvotes is simply mind-boggling.
    – mmyers
    Nov 8, 2009 at 0:28
  • You mean 30,717.
    – Ether
    Nov 18, 2009 at 7:49

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