This is bad because if I do

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  [1]: http://stackoverflow.com/reputation?recalc=true  

in a post, then whoever visits the post will have their reputation recalculated.

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    PS: I was REALLY tempted to do that for real, but I imagine a lot of people would have been pissed =) – Thomas Bonini Dec 8 '10 at 20:42
  • A quick and dirty fix would be to use the parameter only if the HTTP_REFERER is empty (i.e. the URL was typed in by hand). – Pëkka Dec 8 '10 at 20:49
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    Was it not a bug that they had the wrong rep in the first place? – Nick T Dec 8 '10 at 20:50
  • Funny, but I think this might be a good side effect, except of course for 1) the fact that the recalc mechanism may get overwhelmed and 2) the inevitable flood of "Where my Rep go?" questions. – gnostradamus Dec 8 '10 at 20:51
  • This link will recalculate your reputation (Well, not actually) – jjnguy Dec 8 '10 at 20:51
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    @gno We should start answering the "why do /reputation and the top bar disagree on my total rep?" posts with ![](http://stackoverflow.com/reputation?recalc=true) Now that you've seen this answer, the problem is solved – Michael Mrozek Dec 8 '10 at 20:52
  • Woo hoo... I gained 6 rep! :p – Andrew Barber Dec 8 '10 at 21:05
  • (Now wondering if the same could be done for upvotes...! Ah, no: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/71722/vote/0) – Arjan Dec 8 '10 at 21:40
  • @Arjan: you can't, it's a POST – Thomas Bonini Dec 8 '10 at 21:43

This is what I get for adding features on meds*.

After our next build you'll have to use a form to submit this request (all XSRF'd up) from a vanilla /reputation page.

*The psychotropic effects of Pepto-Bismol being well known.

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    Should have skipped the meds and just taken some time for REST. – tvanfosson Dec 8 '10 at 22:35
  • Seems to me those meds do not slow you down! :-) – Arjan Dec 8 '10 at 22:44

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