I was wondering how exactly Jeff got over 100k of reputation on Meta.. so I took a look. His top answers(by votes) are the following:

383 votes

123 votes

However, if you look into these answers, you'll see something weird. The top answer is +71 and -18.. well that doesn't seem right.. and his second top answer is +9 and -1. Somehow that doesn't seem to add up to 123.

Is this a bug or has Jeff been dipping into the secret reserve of reputation? :)

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    Note that no one got any precious meta rep for any answer on either of those questions, as they were CW from the start... If you wanna track someone's rep, try their rep page
    – Shog9
    Jul 26 '11 at 5:46

Notice the top answer says:

383 Open Source Advertising - Sidebar - 1H 2010 (5)

That means he has 5 answers for the same question.

You can see them all using the search: [open-source-advertising] user:1

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    it's still very misleading and the parenthesized value is not documented anywhere
    – Earlz
    Jul 26 '11 at 5:39
  • @Earlz Hover over the vote numbers on Jeff's profile.
    – waiwai933
    Jul 26 '11 at 5:46
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    @Earlz: Yeah, it is confusing. On the other hand, answering the same question several times is not really something that should be happening often.
    – McCannot
    Jul 26 '11 at 5:47

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