Unfortunately I have recently received some upvotes, which means that new bugz are uncovered...

TL;DR: if there's a day, on which you receive upvotes on post, then you check reputation tab and after some time receive upvotes on the same post again, rep tab tells you wrong amount of new rep gain (ONLY in the "time" mode)

Reputation tab shows everything correctly if there aren't any new reputation changes since the last time you have visited the rep tab. Otherwise, there could be problems.

I'll give you a couple of examples based on my reputation history for March, 30 (that's yesterday, yeah).

  1. Let's visit my reputation tab, select the "time" mode and check March, 30. Here's what you will see:

    Image showing correct reputation details in the "Time" view

    There're 5 upvotes and 1 downvote for the post about topbar.

  2. Now let's assume that the last time you have visited the tab, it was March 30, 20:00 UTC on the clock. You can click this link, since I know how to use a time machine and hence it's repro'able.

    Image showing ghost (non-existent) votes in the "Time" view; for example, the image shows 70 rep instead of 40 for the post about topbar on 31st March

    Oh wow, how cool is that? So how many upvotes have I got in total?

Conclusion: if there're some reputation changes that you haven't seen yet, the time tab shows them wrong. I prefer using the time tab sometimes, since it highlights the unseen rep changes with yellow which allows you to check how many votes ago I checked it.

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    Nothing new here, has been for ages like this. There must be a dupe somewhere out there.
    – Luuklag
    Commented Apr 1, 2022 at 4:48
  • @Luuklag It seems all the reports about this gets closed as duplicates of this question. Here's one that got the status-norepro tag, but with the detailed information in this answer I hope that we'll see the status-reproduced tag on it.
    – Ted Lyngmo
    Commented May 4, 2022 at 19:10
  • @ted meme: possible duplicate of nicael’s report. Cultural height: right in the duplicate banner
    – nicael
    Commented May 4, 2022 at 20:07
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    For what it’s worth: I can reproduce this. It seems that any post that got more than one vote during that day shows an inflated total count. Commented Aug 12, 2022 at 13:12
  • I can confirm I see this or something like it regularly, have done for the past ... what ... month or so? But for me it's on the Post tab. I'll go there, see +50 on a post, but going to the post shows it has a score of 20 (and no downvotes). Happens often enough I'm fairly certain it's not just people reversing their upvotes in a hurry. :-D Commented Aug 24, 2022 at 11:29


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