In this post a user wrote a tool to gather data about the reputation of users. I'd be interested to see an "official" distribution of reputation. Even better, it would be great to have a feature that showed you your rank amongst other Stack Overflow members. Any chance this could happen?


Here's a histogram of users by reputation (decilog scale on X axis):

I'll add this graph to the Stack Overflow stats graphs which gets updated on each data dump.

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    It's 3-month old. Wouldn't it be nice to have a weekly or even daily update somewhere on meta SO? – Geoffrey Zheng Sep 21 '10 at 5:47
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    Any progress on making this auto-updated? (bump) – Mikhail Mar 23 '11 at 17:33
  • Should the X and Y axes be logarithmic, rather than linear scale? – Andrew Grimm Mar 24 '11 at 22:20
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    Geoffrey Zheng, Mikhail: for updated version, just got to hewgill.com/~greg/stackoverflow/stack_overflow/stats.html – Gary van der Merwe Mar 14 '12 at 9:37
  • It could use labeled ticks on the y-axis. Not sure why these were conveniently ignored. – Acumenus Dec 23 '13 at 16:27
  • Because it's so skewed most people make it 200+ instead of 2+ – Hack-R Dec 16 '16 at 21:29

Greg Hewgill's Stack Overflow Statistics are nothing short of amazing. I agree that adapting the user reputation histogram to show each user where he or she is would be a more interesting way to show progress than simply "top 5% this quarter" or "top 4% this month." For style points, it would be cool if you could zoom into and out of the histogram, centered around the neighborhood of your own reputation.

User reputation histogram as of Fri Jul 22 20:03:25 2011 UTC

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