Has there been another reputation recalculation (as at 17th May 2010)?

I ask because my SO rep has dropped by approx. 15-20 points, I believe on 17th May 2010. It had been steady prior to this (I've not been very "active" for a few weeks) but I was receiving the odd up-vote from old answers. Each time my rep would go up (or down!) I could see the activity that caused this.

However, on checking my rep at some point on 17th May 2010 (in the afternoon UST) my rep has dropped approx. 15-20 points (I think) with no activity recorded that would contribute to this.

  • How much rep you see when you browse stackoverflow.com/reputation ?
    – YOU
    May 18, 2010 at 7:49
  • I'm seeing "** total rep 5690 :)" at the bottom of that page, which is exactly 6 rep points (!?!?!) more than what my SO profile shows.
    – CraigTP
    May 18, 2010 at 20:52

2 Answers 2


A drop of 15 reputation can happen because of a previously accepted answer that has been unaccepted. There is no easily traceable record of this.

  • +1 it's this in 99% of cases.
    – Pekka
    May 18, 2010 at 7:58
  • That's interesting. I wasn't aware that an answer could be unaccepted after having been accepted.
    – CraigTP
    May 18, 2010 at 20:55

Look at https://stackoverflow.com/reputation

If the bottom number matches your current reputation(or extremely close) than it may have been recalculated. If not, then it's some other issue.

Also maybe a mod can fill in some reasons for why reputation is ever recalculated?

  • I think you meant stackoverflow.com/reputation May 18, 2010 at 13:03
  • Bizarrely, the figure at the bottom of that page is exactly 6 points more than my "real" rep. I'm not going to quabble over 6 points of rep, but I'm curious to know why there is a discrepancy.
    – CraigTP
    May 18, 2010 at 20:50
  • @Josh that link worked in firefox somehow :P
    – Earlz
    May 18, 2010 at 22:07
  • Firefox is smart enough to append .com I suppose... or the Firefox developers use SO so they hardcoded it in :-) May 18, 2010 at 22:16

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