What does the total reputation field on Area51 represent? It's obviously not the total of the user's reputation on the various sites, as that is the number listed as user reputation.

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It's the total rep of the user and all the people that they've referred.

Click on it and see what you get:

Not all total rep are equal :-)

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    Does that mean that being referred counts double for achieving site goals? Once for the actual user, and once for the referrer?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jun 15, 2010 at 12:55
  • @ccomet - no idea.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Jun 15, 2010 at 12:56
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    @ccomet no, it's just a way to show off that you got people to sign up Commented Jun 15, 2010 at 13:11
  • @David Thanks for the quick answer!
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Jun 15, 2010 at 13:12
  • Hmmm, odd, the tooltip has changed from "... reputation across all sites" to just "reputation score".
    – Arjan
    Commented Jan 8, 2012 at 16:00

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