I recently asked this question and got some good answers, in one of the comments DVK mentions that reputation can be recalculated, and Gilles then provides a link to do just that.

When using Gilles’ link I do get to a page where I can select a recall button. I cannot, however, find a link to this link off the main site. (It might well be there, but I couldn't find on the reputation page where I assumed it would be.

So is this option freely available to everyone? If so, where is the link?

  • From now on, it's here
    – DavRob60
    Jan 25, 2012 at 12:51
  • See also List of unlinked pages on Stack Exchange sites
    – user56
    Jan 25, 2012 at 20:02
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    Does this feature even still exist?
    – Valorum
    Apr 26, 2019 at 20:18
  • @Valorum not that I know of. Wanted to try to VTC this as no repro, but apparently it's only available on main Meta...
    – Jenayah
    Apr 26, 2019 at 20:33
  • @Jenayah - Even if it still existed, I'd be terrified to click the button in case I suddenly found I'd lost 200K
    – Valorum
    Apr 26, 2019 at 20:52
  • @Valorum no, I meant the close reason is only available on main Meta. The forced rep calculation is not necessary anymore
    – Jenayah
    Apr 26, 2019 at 20:56
  • @Jenayah We could just close it as off-topic as if that portion doesn't exist anymore, this question isn't asking about the "Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange or the software that powers the Stack Exchange network"
    – Skooba
    May 1, 2019 at 20:23

2 Answers 2


There is no link from the main site: it's a power user feature for those in the know, hidden because it's not a normal thing users need to do and recalculating reputation is a bit of an intensive process.

Nevertheless, it is freely available to registered users who know the link: the reputation recalculation button, however, only works once every 24 hours.


Like Mark said, It's a hidden feature. Someone on MSO pointed me to this list of other hidden features:

Before you trigger a recalc, you'll want to make sure it benefits you.

  • I don't think it's even theoretically possible to increase your rep with a recalc by much, unless you have tons of majorly downvoted posts Jan 25, 2012 at 14:44
  • @DVK Post an unpopular question on MSO.
    – Kevin
    Jan 25, 2012 at 15:09
  • Thanks for that link Kevin, will have to study that link!
    – AidanO
    Jan 25, 2012 at 15:11
  • @Kevin - Been there, done that, got the t-shirt :) Though I probably lost 10x the rep on MSO compared to MSFF - that oughtta be a record! Jan 25, 2012 at 15:11
  • @DVK Yeah, I just posted a question that turned out to be quite unpopular, something like -7, and I can't delete it because there's an upvoted answer...
    – Kevin
    Jan 25, 2012 at 15:12

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