So if you logged in today on any site you might have seen either your Rep go up all of a sudden or this
as per the link in the banner, Stack Overflow is now rewarding Questions more rep
We’re recalculating reputation for every Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange individual based on this change. Every question upvote earned in the past will earn a value of ten reputation points retroactively.
this means people will not start seeing some new privileges they didn't have before
Robotnik on Arqade has summed up the key point in their own Meta so i'll quote them
- The reputation change only applies to questions
- It has been applied retroactively, so the reputation counts as earned when the vote was cast.
- This also means that progress towards badges like 'Epic' and "Legendary' will be calculated correctly
- Downvotes are unaffected, and still give -2
- There is not a clean way to see how much reputation you have gained.