Stack Exchange recently announced that it'll reward question askers more and so a reputation re-calculation will happen.

We’re Rewarding the Question Askers

I welcome this decision because I believe I'll get most benefit out of it on this site. I am just curious to know when I can expect to see re-calculated reputation on this site.

New re-calculated reputation is now live on this site. I am now in 100K club (previous rep: ~60K). My legendary badge progress has also jumped from ~20 to 99.

  • "I believe I'll get most benefit out of it on this site" - there's probably a Data.SE query for that, but I'm guessing DVK and Sly will also make significant gains, as well as Major Stackings, ASR, and myself.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Nov 13, 2019 at 20:06
  • @Randal'Thor Not easy to calculate using Data.SE given rep cap is also being taken into account.
    – user931
    Nov 13, 2019 at 20:08
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    I don't appear to have gained that much. I don't ask a lot of questions...
    – Valorum
    Nov 13, 2019 at 21:15
  • There seems to be a discrepancy between two places where the amount of reputation is given (one just next to your square "avatar", the other visible only when your click on the rightmost icon. These amounts were always equal before !
    – Alfred
    Nov 13, 2019 at 23:25
  • @Randal'Thor Rep cap has been taken into account. My legendary badge progress has increased significantly.
    – user931
    Nov 14, 2019 at 0:55
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    Congrats on your new 100k, I guess. (Meanwhile, over on Puzzling, I got back to #1 user and the site's first Legendary badge.)
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:40
  • @Randal'Thor Wow! How much did you gain on this site?
    – user931
    Nov 14, 2019 at 11:52
  • @CaptainCold Around 11k here, 12k on Puzzling, 8.5k on Literature, a few more thousands elsewhere.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Nov 14, 2019 at 11:53
  • @Randal'Thor : Don’t forget about me, old friend. I’ve made significant gains, too, as a result of this (around 9K). In particular, I’m finally in the 100K club with you.
    – Praxis
    Nov 15, 2019 at 2:38
  • @Praxis Hey, long time no see! I noticed you'd hit 100k, but you weren't pingable in chat. Unfortunately SE hasn't been sending out any swag for the last year or so, so you'll have to make do with the glory of the 6-figure rep. Congrats :-D
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:10
  • @Randal'Thor : Thanks for the congratulatory mention (been a long while since I’ve looked at chat)! I always figured by the time I had 100K that there would be no swag, but that’s okay! Hope you’re doing well. :-)
    – Praxis
    Nov 15, 2019 at 13:48
  • @Valorum it’s all very relative—you’ve asked more questions than I have questions and answers combined :P Nov 18, 2019 at 4:04
  • weird - I would have expected to get a lot more than I apparently got based on my rough calculations. Did it only run for a specific subset of users?
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 18, 2019 at 20:30
  • @NKCampbell Did you take rep cap into account?
    – user931
    Nov 19, 2019 at 1:19
  • oh - I guess that would be it :( bye bye 5k points :D - thanks!
    – NKCampbell
    Nov 19, 2019 at 1:49

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When they fix the problems with it on MSE as explained by Jon. It will run sometimes after that.

Yes it is, but for now it's just on MSE. We're working through some problems as we speak. — Jon Ericson ♦

The rep recalc appears to have finished for SFF now. There were lots of items to process so it was taking its time. As current events are coming in now to the top bar, which was going to happen after the recalc finished its safe to say it has done.

  • Rep re-calculation is already finished.
    – user931
    Nov 14, 2019 at 0:49
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    I was wondering why my reputation suddenly doubled out of nowhere for no reasons. Don't know what to think about it, uh...
    – Clockwork
    Nov 14, 2019 at 6:51
  • @Captain Cold There is still discrepancy between the reputation value as it appears just on the left of the square "avatar" (for the community you are actually visiting - SF&F now) and the value for SF&F when you click on the rightmost icon, where your standing for all the communities you belong to. There is no such discrepancies for the my other communities, and also for SF&F it only appeared recently, when I noticed a huge jump in my reputation (from just less than 1000 to more than 1600 - I just spent 100 on a bounty) but it is still there now.
    – Alfred
    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:12
  • @Captain Cold Now the bugs seem to have been corrected. The reputation is now exactly the same just on the right (not the left!) of the square "avatar", and when one clicks on the rightmost icon, for the SF&F community as well as my two others. Thanks for the 600+ points I got !
    – Alfred
    Nov 14, 2019 at 23:33
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    @Clockwork I just noticed this question yesterday. (Don't spend much time on Meta.) Like you, I had recently wondered why I seemed to have picked up approx. 5000 points,in a hurry, but I hadn't been very worried about it.
    – Lorendiac
    Nov 23, 2019 at 14:00

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