When you do a rep recalc, that should update effected users' profiles to show rep before, rep after, and the time of the recalc on the profile page.

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    Why ? – Shog9 Jul 25 '09 at 23:58
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    That would be a great feature. – Lance Roberts Jul 26 '09 at 1:59
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    I wish everyone would stop obsessing about recalcs. They're just an implementation detail. Whenever you look at your rep count, just think "plus or minus some," and let it go. – balpha Jul 26 '09 at 9:08
  • My thinking is I would be happier if I knew how it worked... Since I'm still new to this thing, I feel confused when it changes, especially is the "plus or minus" is several hundred. Obviously, I love getting answers to questions and helping others, but the rep gives me a bit extra to have some more fun... After all, we are competitive creatures. – nicorellius Apr 30 '10 at 15:41
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    @balpha: believe me, I won't lose sleep tonight over my meta rep but it took me by surprise to see it at 1243. Who knows, maybe I had a bounty somewhere that reduced my rep by ~300...but I think I'd remember that. If we had something that was in place to let us know our account had been recalc'd, then I would not have to go wondering what I spent 200-300 rep on. – IAbstract Apr 11 '11 at 22:01

I don't find that particularly useful. 'Rep before' doesn't exist anymore after the recalc. 'Rep after' is shown in the profile anyway.

What might be useful is letting people know a recalc has been made on their accounts only, probably in the Recent tab, if only to reduce the surprise.

For a general recalc I think a notice on the blog would occur so again, no need to.

  • By the way, how often are recalc's done? – Tyler Carter Jul 26 '09 at 0:21
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    @Chacha102: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7954/… – Shog9 Jul 26 '09 at 0:24
  • I would like to know when my rep has been recalc'd. I could have swore my rep was higher (~1500) and today I looked it is 1243. A bit of a surprise but certainly not going to die over it. – IAbstract Apr 11 '11 at 21:57

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