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    (Couldn't resist the title, apologies to Jon.) – Richard Sep 8 '10 at 9:16
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    Nothing but trouble, that guy. – Marc Gravell Sep 8 '10 at 9:31
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    Yeah, you give a guy a picture of a unicorn and this is how he repays you. – Andy E Sep 8 '10 at 9:56
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    The disturbing thing is that he has only answered approx 5.04828% of the All Time c# questions, and 4.86025% over the last 30 days. Not only is his average dropping, he has let 95% of the questions slip by as he does Other Things (like sleeping?). – slugster Sep 8 '10 at 10:11
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    @Andy E although... Looking at that painting, this could be rightful revenge. Just sayin'... It's not really suitable for the living room wall :D (not that it was intended to!) – Pëkka Sep 8 '10 at 10:26
  • I think this is caused by the "fix" applied for this bug:… – Yi Jiang Sep 8 '10 at 10:59
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    Jon Skeet renders all our css rules invalid – waffles Sep 9 '10 at 3:52
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    Well in that case, there's really no point in fixing it - he'll just mess it up again later. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 7 '10 at 6:36
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    almost dupe: ;) – Trufa Dec 9 '10 at 21:07
  • There seems to be inherent value in answering technical questions with simple easy to understand, generaly applicable answers. Who would have thought that! – Mark Schultheiss May 14 '12 at 13:10

I just fixed this ... will be deployed later today

It was a surprisingly easy fix:

UPDATE Users set Reputation = 0 where UserId = 22656
DELETE Votes where TargetUserId = 22656 

Works like magic :)

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    Even Jon Skeet's user ID is higher than my reputation... – ЯegDwight Dec 10 '10 at 20:18
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    This fix won't last long ... unfortunately. – HoLyVieR Dec 10 '10 at 20:29
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    @waffles: This has to be reopened. Jon Skeet did it again!! – Lukas Eder May 14 '12 at 12:10
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    @LukasEder But he probably didn't mean it. – Tim Post May 14 '12 at 13:49
  • @TimPost: How do you know? He goes through lengths of challenging Stack Overflow. He's probably breaking other places of the layout time and again! ;-) – Lukas Eder May 14 '12 at 13:50

Even with the recent switch to k notation, it's still on the verge of breaking again!

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This is why we can't have nice things!

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    He did it again, now. Too many silver badges! – Lukas Eder May 14 '12 at 12:11
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    Badge counts should use 'k' notation too it seems. – fredley Feb 15 '13 at 14:35

No, it's not broken. Jon Skeet is too big for one flair box.

But seriously, Stack Overflow is a self learning system. Each day it evolves into something more suitable for the current community. In the past, 9999 upvotes and 999 badges would have been enough. Today it isn't, so there's a need for a solution.

Possible solutions are:

  • Ban any user that need too much space (or promote them to god status showing ∞ for each number).
  • Use a smaller font for the flair or the questions/upvotes.
  • Increase the amount of space for each entry.
  • Use the K notation for answers and upvotes. (1k4 353 29k1 5k4)
  • Rearrange the information. For example put the upvotes in smaller font below the number of answers.

The last two are probably the better solution.

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