The title says it all.

Is it possible to retrieve this information from a database command?


2 Answers 2


Here is a quick query in data explorer.

select sum(reputation) as total_rep
from users

For our site, it returns 11803197 (as of Dec 2017)

  • @Valorum I'm ded at Buffy's hat!
    – Möoz
    Commented Dec 18, 2017 at 21:01
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    Top 16 users hold more than 17% of all rep. It is worse than what Bernie Sanders said.
    – user65648
    Commented Dec 20, 2017 at 14:16

This should be very easy to do with a simple SEDE query that just sums the reputation of all users. Using such a query (and considering the usual weekly update frequency of the data explorer) this reputation sum would be 6,317,380 at the time of answering.

  • This is not changing. Why isn't the view live? How often does the data it's querying change? Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 19:15
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    @ThePopMachine I'm not totally sure, but I think SEDE runs off a different database than the sites do; if so, copying that much data is a huge operation Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 20:15
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    @ThePopMachine from the faq: How often is the Stack Exchange Data Explorer updated? The data is updated early every Sunday morning around 3:00 UTC.
    – phantom42
    Commented Oct 5, 2015 at 20:19

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