When the user reputation reaches 1000k, will it be shown as:

  • 1000k?
  • 1m?
  • 1M?

Curiosity killed the cat! ;)

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    I hope it doesn't turn into 1/1000 rep points (as the m prefix would imply). – Artefacto Aug 19 '10 at 22:43
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    @Artefacto: What prefix? – GManNickG Aug 20 '10 at 0:48
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    The Cat isn't dead, it just changed its name to Gnome. – Pops Aug 20 '10 at 20:12
  • @GMan - The RTL prefix. – Peter Ajtai Aug 21 '10 at 4:22
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    I would just let Jon Skeet worry about this. – DMin Aug 21 '10 at 9:15
  • @GMan The m prefix means milli. – Artefacto Aug 22 '10 at 3:09
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    @Artefacto: I think you missed it: those are suffixes. :) – GManNickG Aug 22 '10 at 6:37
  • @GMan I see them as SI prefixes used in a standalone manner. 1k reputation == 1 krep – Artefacto Aug 22 '10 at 17:42
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    @Frankie - curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back! – user173448 Jul 9 '14 at 3:29

Well, that looks like it will take about another 8 years or so. Calculate the number of 6-to-8 week periods in that time frame for the number of opportunities for the dev team to deal with that oncoming problem.

Thinking that SO is a static chunk of software that is always predictable is a very wrong mental image. They update it daily. Very nice, I used to post to a forum site where updates were only permitted monthly. They invariably broke basic functionality doing so and it would typically take a couple of months to get them to fix the bug. Horrible.

MSDN forums btw.

  • yep... about 8-10 years to come. Nevertheless it's more of a curiosity issue than any other thing! ;) – Frankie Aug 19 '10 at 23:57
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    Well, you can be sure that it won't look the same 8 years from now. 95% of all questions would be a duplicate by then. You'll get rep from finding the dup. – Uphill Luge Aug 20 '10 at 0:11
  • It's theoricaly possible to have a reputation shown of 1 million in around 240 days. It's humanly impossible, but it's theoricaly possible. See my answer for details. – HoLyVieR Aug 20 '10 at 0:20
  • @Holy have you forgot about Jon Skeet? :) – Earlz Aug 20 '10 at 20:43
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    It seems that your prediction will be quite accurate! – Surb Oct 17 '17 at 21:55

I would suggest to introduce a new unit:

1000 k = 1 Skeet

  • and there will be noone other than him to get that unit :) – Pratik Aug 9 '15 at 15:27

The first place the 1 million reputation will be shown is on Area51 for the cumulative reputation of all the SE sites. Currently Jon Skeet is at 248k reputation for all the StackExchange sites.

If he was contributing to all the 21 StackExchange sites and reached the daily reputation cap everyday on all of them, in roughly 180 days he will be at 1 million reputation.

I think they have more than enough time to think about it.

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    Call it a hunch, but I don't think Skeet is planning to become a power player on the RPGs SE. – Aarobot Aug 20 '10 at 20:43
  • Actually, it's easier than that. If someone refers a bunch of high rep users to an area51 proposal, he/she can reach 1M in "total rep". – xmm0 Aug 20 '10 at 21:02
  • Jon Skeet is approaching 700K – jjxtra Sep 27 '13 at 19:48

Kyle mentioned in chat that on a test instance he had given himself lots of rep. If I understand what he said right now it will be displayed as 1000k

  • nice one! ;) thks. – Frankie Aug 20 '10 at 2:16

I think this is a long way off, but sure it will be something reasonable like 1m as we currently have 1k.

Jeff is still only at 85.5k so I doubt something like this will be coming soon.

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    but Jon Skeet is at 208k and rising at SO! ;) – Frankie Aug 19 '10 at 22:50
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    @Frankie - maybe it will be 1sk? – going Aug 19 '10 at 22:53
  • hahaha! That sure is a nice one. Hope Jeff reads it. – Frankie Aug 19 '10 at 23:07

In the spirit of killiviews we have


Killah Rep


To be followed by Supah King-Kong Mega MEGA rep

As for how it should be displayed - remember how Super Mario Bros would just show symbols for the number of lives you had after doing the infinite 1-up trick?

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    Answering spree! Dominating! SKEET-LIKE!!! – Pops Aug 20 '10 at 20:08

.001 G rep.*

* 1/1000 of 1000000000 rep. :)

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