Before anyone says that I'm whining about the re-calc, let me just say that I'm not. I actually do like it.
But I also like stats (and being nosy), so post how much rep you will lose:

SITE  Current  - Recalc  = LOST
SO       8430  -   6156  = 2274
SF        426  -    314  =  112
SU        584  -    205  =  379
MSO      1372  -    765  =  607
TOTAL   10812  -   7440  = 3372

The new reps can be found at the bottom of those reports:

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  • Could you add a small section on the final changes, please? – MPelletier Mar 21 '10 at 4:51
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    Remember that the rep-report for MSO shows +5 question upvotes, which won't be included when the change is rolled out. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/43004/… – Gnome Mar 21 '10 at 4:54
  • @MPelletier: Someone did it for me. – Kredns Mar 21 '10 at 5:30
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    Does anyone know when these momentous changes are actually going to happen? I would have thought the weekend was the obvious time, but apparently not. – nb69307 Mar 21 '10 at 17:16
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    @Neil: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/43140/… – Ether Mar 21 '10 at 17:41

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SITE Current - Recalc = LOST
SO   45423   - 44921  =  498

I lose some because of the reduced up-votes on questions; I lose some more because of votes for now deleted questions, etc. I gain some back because of the 'accepted' answers not being part of the daily limit any more. I had been wondering whether I needed to request a recalc; now I don't have to because it will happen anyway.

Maybe the site should do a recalc for each user every month or so - it could be batched over the entire month, rather than all at once. And a statistic on the rep page could be 'date/time of last rep recalc'.

The other three sites are 'unchanged'.

Stack Overflow
Before:   3170
After:    3101
Lost:       69 (-2.2%)

I only answered questions on SO and didn't ask any; the lost points are from answers I've deleted. The nice thing is that I'm still over 3k. :)


SO is the only site where I'd notice (or even care about) a hit. Depending on what happens between now and then:

Current - Recalc  = LOST
8172      7450      722  (-8.8%)

About 1.5 month's worth of rep for me, given the frequency where I find time to use the site. I'm not losing any functionality, so its nothing to cry over. Reaching 10k will just take a month or so longer, no big deal.

I, for one, welcome our new rep system overlords. The thing is, as many questions have already been asked, it is increasingly harder to reach the high rep spectrum by just asking lots of questions anyway. That will just continue over time.

May as well make it fair. I'm not shedding any tears.

Yep, I hit it dead on. I'm now at 7472 but had a few votes on answers prior to the recalc. Its all good, I'll be even happier when I manage to hit 10k.

I'll wait for the next DB dump, but looking over things, it seems like this had the exact intended result.

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    Yes, but I just recently saw a person with over 8000 rep ask a horribly made question and when I looked on their profile, over 700 questions and less than 70 answers... – Earlz Mar 21 '10 at 19:49
  • @eartz: Yes, that's what this new system hopes to prevent. You can still earn lots of rep by asking good questions, but 1 - the question can't already have been asked and 2 - the resulting rep is not artificially inflated. This is good, it means people that get to the high end of the scale have likely provided good technical answers to good technical questions. – Tim Post Mar 22 '10 at 1:45
SITE Current - Recalc = LOST
SO   4781   - 4114  = 667 (-14.0%)
SITE Current - Recalc = LOST
SO   14,543   - 13,541  = 1,002 (-6.89%)
SITE Current - Recalc = Change
SO   9241    - 9311   =  -70   (gained)

I'm most active on SO so rep on all other SOFU sites are unchanged.


Well, I was expecting to lose somewhere around 120 and I lost over twice that on SO - I think that's most likely largely due to some questions that got migrated later. The loss on the others was about what I estimated.

I wonder if it would be possible (in future) to show 'Rep Recalc' and the effect of it in a user's Recent section.

Ok, now I've got an additional puzzle - my Reputation link shows my overall total to be almost 286 less than is actually showing, and an answer I got 290 rep for has now vanished (I can't find the question either, although I'm unsure of its precise title). Getting confused...

SITE  Current  - Recalc  = LOST
SO       2675  -   2653  =   22  (-0.82%)
SF        101  -    101  =    0
SU        101  -    101  =    0
MSO       256  -    256  =    0
TOTAL    3133 -    3111  =   22  (-0.70%)

Update: I lost 10 more points, probably due to an upvote by a user whose account has been deleted in the mean time. I have also climbed 10 pages up in the Users tab.

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