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

Key points:

  • 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.
    • The easiest way to get an estimate is probably to use the Wayback machine on your user profile page and compare your current rep from the most recent snapshot.
    • A more precise calculation would be: PreviousRep = CurrentRep - (QuestionUpvotes * 5).
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    I think such posts are tagged discussion – Nog Shine Nov 14 '19 at 5:02
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    @NogShine yeh forgot about that – Memor-X Nov 14 '19 at 5:13
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    The meta post from Arqade has since been updated to provide a handy query on Data.SE to get a rough estimate on how much rep you obtained. I updated the url for the query to use this site instead – Wondercricket Nov 14 '19 at 14:34

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