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Since daily rep caps out at 200, a large majority of upvotes on Jon's posts never get "counted" as rep.

  • For example, more than 70 upvotes on 11/17/17 did not count toward his rep total.

My question is: how many upvotes does Jon Skeet have?

Motive: I am interested in examining user output/quality using a less penalizing approach than rep counts (which is limited/throttled).

  • Specifically, I'm curious about who might have the most upvotes (vs rep), since those with daily high-rep don't get quantified equally to those that do not reach the daily max.

Update: This is not a dupe of Interesting queries on Data Explorer because my question is neither asked nor answered in that post.

  • I want to know the total number of upvotes a user (in this case Jon) has ever received across all posts on a given SE site (Stack Overflow).
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    Have you looked into Data Explorer yet? – animuson Nov 27 '17 at 17:45
  • no never heard of it. I'll look into it now... – theforestecologist Nov 27 '17 at 17:46
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    @theforestecologist Then write the query. Meta isn't a code writing service. – Servy Nov 27 '17 at 18:29
  • @Servy I'm actually currently trying to figure out how to do just that. I'll post an answer after I finish figuring it out – theforestecologist Nov 27 '17 at 18:31
  • Would someone explain to me why this is getting so many downvotes???? – theforestecologist Nov 28 '17 at 3:48
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The answer is 42 378374.

(as of 26 November 2017 morning; SEDE is updated once a week, and including Community Wiki posts. If you don't want those, feel free to write your own query; it's a nice exercise for your SEDE skills.)

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Using the "Top 10 Total All-Time UpVoted Users" Query that I created via the Data Explorer, we can see Jon Skeet does in fact have the most upvotes of any user.

As of 11/27/17, Jon skeet has 378374 upvotes

The top 10 most upvoted users are:

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2018 Update (1 year later - 11/28/18):

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    Yes, I taught myself sql and how to do this this afternoon. It's probably not the best query, but it gave me the answer I was looking for. – theforestecologist Nov 28 '17 at 3:55

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