In the above image, there are two groups for my post on Puzzling.SE. The +35 one contains 7 upvotes (it's a question), and the +4 one contains an accept and an approved suggested edit.

I searched for "reputation group" and all the questions I found are about grouping in profile page, not top-bar menu.

How is reputation grouped in this menu? It seems to be different from how it is in the profile page.

  • @rene Both events in the +4 entry happened among the 7 votes, so if group by time, the +35 should be splitted up into 3 or more entries of +5, +10 and +15, etc. – iBug says Reinstate Monica Oct 2 '18 at 6:41
  • Yeah, it is more complex then that and caching. There are also "reputation grouping" batches run now and then. They consolidate votes. I expect achievements and your profile to be cached differently so that they don't match is by design. – rene Oct 2 '18 at 6:45

I think it's grouped by the 'target' of the vote. The final suggested edit review is stored as a vote (by the last reviewer) on the edited post (that's why you lose 2 reputation if a user is deleted); accepting an answer is stored as an 'accept vote' on the answer, not the question.

But it's grouped the same way in your profile:

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(It might not be if some events happened before and some happened after your last visit to the reputation tab; in that case, the 'new' events are shown separately from the 'old' ones. Refreshing the page solves that.)

  • That won't be 100% correct, because users have reported that the profile page sometimes split upvotes into several groups in the same day, while in this menu it never does so. – iBug says Reinstate Monica Oct 2 '18 at 6:46
  • That might be a bug then (not sure if it's still a problem, that's a bug report from 2012). I was already writing a new last paragraph when you commented; this explains everything as far as I've experience this. – Glorfindel Oct 2 '18 at 6:49

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