All sounds nice, but you're still missing a point that I think should be addressed. Currently, when things get deleted, they just disappear from your history. That's not very helpful, especially concerning reputation. When my reputation randomly drops by 40, it would be nice to be able to see that in my history. Would it be possible to make this change show ...
I know we're kind of in the later stages of this, but can we update how tag wiki reputation is displayed in the reputation history? Currently, it looks like this:
This is, obviously, not very specific. You have to click through to see what tag wiki (or excerpt) it's talking about. Can we get the tag wiki's title and the "excerpt" keyword (for those it ...
I, personally, think it's completely irrational to LOSE reputation points just because a question you answered was deleted!
If the answer was deleted, or if a question you asked was deleted, then it makes sense.
However, if I answer a question, and it gets any votes (1 or 100 - doesn't matter), and then the question gets deleted, you're basically saying ...
One minor issue I found. The descriptions (titles) for unupvote/undownvote events are inconsistent.
answer was unupvoted
dwonvote was removed from a post
In my opinion, "unupvoted" sounds a bit awkward as a verb, so you might want to sync that up. Also, the typo in "downvote" isn't mine.
Soon this will no longer be necessary, since recalcs will be a thing of the past. Instead we will start keeping your reputation in sync at all times, and with a more detailed history available in your profile showing exactly what happened.
You can read more about it here: Recent Reputation History Changes
Congratulations on the new system. Abolishing recalcs is a big and important step, and the new reputation tracker, showing all past changes, is awesome for accountability. I feel that this was quite a substantial improvement in terms of felt usability, even though it doesn’t actually affect the handling of the site at all.
EDIT And this feature is just ...
The way the reputation recalc works, is that it computes your rep from the beginning of time, without counting Q&A that are now deleted. I don't know how that combination removed one rep, but there are an infinite amount of ways it could have happened.
The preconditions of intelligibility already prove the existence of God, you only get to verify it.
It's not based on hitting the cap. Rather, it's based on the votes it... apparently still assumes you have gotten for that day. Some level of cache state indeed.
In the past, there has been a day where I had a +5 answer that I had to delete. I only had gotten 130 reputation or so at that point, so a recalc left me with 80. However... fast-forward a few more ...
The graph on the user's Summary page is meant to show a pattern of activity... how active the user is on the site over a period of time. It is similar to this graph (volume of Google stock shares traded):
Note that we have no interest in the direction that shares were traded, but merely how many shares changed hands. The graph itself is by no means ...
What happened to the SO league ranking that was display in the profile's rep summary, does it also need a recalc or something? this was one of my favorite things to watch:
On the plus side I only lost 15 rep cause of the recalc :D
Also, it would be nice to have upvotes that have are partially(or fully) lost rep due to the rep cap displaying ...
Rep recalculation is not something we intend to be done that often (that's why it's throttled, it's also one of the more expensive things for larger users).
However, we have plans so that this won't be needed anymore (so implementing this feature request is time better spent on that), stay tuned.
Read the text above the button:
** total rep 4205 :)
That tells you what your real reputation is. In fact, your reputation did not go down, it had been 4205 all along. What went down was your displayed reputation. The displayed reputation uses cached data that sometimes goes stale. In particular, reputation from deleted posts is not subtracted from the ...
Yes, and you can manually trigger a recalculation once per day at /reputation:
Be aware though, that you can only delete questions that have no answers, though if it does have answers, you can flag it for deletion by a moderator.
Moderators have a tool to detect suspicious voting patterns. If the behavior continues, a moderator on the site should privately contact the serial voter and explain to them that they're not helping matters.
Days during which a user loses more reputation than they gain are shown as zero reputation on the graph on the user summary page. You can even see this on your own profile.
As you can see on the detailed reputation page, the serial upvoting occurred on march first, but the reversal didn't occur until march second at 3:00:
So the user gained reputation ...
Do closed questions ever get deleted?
Yes. Questions are only deleted if they are very low quality, spam, illegal, very localized or doesn't add value to the community. A moderator can delete it right away, high rep users can vote to delete it.
is reputation recalculated (removed) for that question and all its answers?
Yes. Not right away, but when ...
The solution proposed here does not treat the disease, it places onus on the end user and makes the overall experience more sucky.
Instead, there has been discussion in the past about doing partial recalc on answer/question deletion to the involved parties. I am more open to that, making our users visit a page every time something crazy like this happens ...
Do I need to change my mental model of how the rep cap works?
The behavior I'm used to: Suppose that on Monday I get 20 upvotes on question A, and then one upvote on question B. The upvote on question B is eaten by the cap. Further suppose that on Tuesday one of the upvoters on A retract their upvote. My rep total immediately decreases by 10, but I can ...
Area 51 reputation might not be updated by itself so in those cases when you suspect your reputation is incorrect you can manually recalculate it from within the reputation audit page:
This will "fix" the display and might result in decreasing the reputation, so don't blame me! :)
A reputation recalc is not persistent in the sense that it simply sets your reputation to the calculation at the time of the recalc. Ways this can quickly break include the following, which are rare but do happen now and then:
If you recalc mid-day to clear some vote reputation on answers you just deleted, you could end up earning only 170 reputation max ...
Are you that desperate to get your 1 reputation back after the post is deleted that you need to do it right now? I run mine like once a week just to see if anything has changed. It's really not that important that they need to implement something like this. Honestly, when looking at reputation, I only ever even look at the first number and how many digits.
Honestly, I've thought about making the same suggestion but for a different reason: I'm on the West coast of the United States, and the day change happens at 16:00. I can get two day visits just by showing up at 1555 and voting until 1605. For me to earn one of the dedicated badges I can actually get away with logging on every other day:
by the time you wake up the day is already almost half gone
After that remaining half day, you get a head start on the next day. Is that any less unfair to the people elsewhere who are going to sleep at that point?
You could argue that it's more difficult to have a single good SE UTC day because you need to participate on two "physical" days. I would ...
You get +2 for accepting an answer on a question, as well as for having a suggested edit accepted. When a post has been deleted you lose those points again.
Being able to trigger the fraud check at will would make it significantly easier to find out the exact thresholds that trigger it. I think this disadvantage is not worth it to gain a bit of convenience.
As far as I know the serial voting reversal will also recalculate the repuation as if those votes never happened, so there should be no disadvantage due to ...
Well, the awarding of badges is definitely correlated with a user's timezone, but it's not clear if this is due to clock bias or to the location of the most-industrialized countries.
Here is the percent of users who have the Mortarboard badge versus their average comment-posting hour. (Note that comments were used instead of Q & A's because there are ...
There seems to have been no distinction made between deletes and migrations. Migrated questions have been marked as deleted in the reputation tab, which is a little confusing...
Is it possible to distinguish between them? Or are migrated questions just marked as deleted?