# Why is the +number in the physics SE users list different from the +number in my profile (on a yearly basis)?

My reputation change on the user list on the Physics SE site this year is about +1500, as can be seen. But according to my profile on that site which can also be seen, my reputation change is only around +500. Some screenshots of these indicators:

The Users list:

My profile:

As one can see the difference is $$1550-566=984$$! So, again: How can that be?

• I'm not sure that you're suggesting it, but note that since your rep is above 2k, you don't get the +2 rep bump for editing posts. – Kyle Kanos Dec 23 '19 at 15:21
• What does this have to do with my question? I don't care that much about reputation, as you (all?) seem to think (though it does make things really nicer to make a kind of competition of it). I mean what are 2 points in that perspective. I 've got -6 for this question. Do you think I care? Absolutely not!! I asked for something completely different but that's another question which can't be asked here obiously. – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 7:18
• You said, "I haven't got any reactions...while I made a bunch of edited questions and answers" which sort of sounds like you were expecting a rep change for that. – Kyle Kanos Dec 24 '19 at 11:52
• The first screenshot in your edit shows the reputation change for this month, not this year. How is this relevant to the question, which asks for the yearly change? – Emilio Pisanty Dec 24 '19 at 20:46
• The +568 in the second screenshot does not show the yearly reputation either. Why would you assume that it does so? There is a fully-informative tooltip available, accessible by hovering your mouse on top of that box (same as all the other informational tooltips on SE) that explains the number clearly - it is the reputation gain since the last time you visited the Reputation tab on your profile. – Emilio Pisanty Dec 24 '19 at 20:50
• I've already edited it because I see exactly what you mean! So the 1000 hours were well spent!!! – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 20:50
• Oh yeah! I have to take screenshots of both years. Let me pause for a moment. – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 20:52
• To be frank: this question feels extremely disingenuous, particularly when coupled with your aggressive reactions further up on this comment thread. I'm having an extremely hard time understanding how a question phrased in this way, and with such huge gaps in seeing obvious features, could arise in good faith, instead of being a simple attempt at trolling this community. Please take that onboard and, if this is indeed a good-faith question, take appropriate steps in doing your due diligence before posting or editing. – Emilio Pisanty Dec 24 '19 at 20:53
• Why the hell did you edit? I told you I was editing. I have it all right now and now I can't submit it anymore!!! – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 21:02
• Can't you delete your edit? I've made some substantial edits that make it finally clear and also answers my question? – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 21:08
• @EmilioPisanty Sorry for all the misunderstanding and all the prejudging!! You did a good job indeed. I was just confused because it's the first time I looked at a users list. And it was even accidentally!! It only goes to show... – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 21:26
• I edited because over 60% of the text in the post was irrelevant to the discussion and should never have been introduced. (It goes without saying that I'm not going to roll back that edit.) Language of the form "why the hell did you edit" is absolutely not appropriate here -- if you post posts that need improvement and you do not fix them, then other people can and will edit them; that's how this platform works, period. Replying with harassment is in no way appropriate, and it does little to build an impression of good faith. – Emilio Pisanty Dec 24 '19 at 21:31
• Are you asking about the blue number beside the reputation tab? – JMac Dec 24 '19 at 21:33
• As for your current edit (v11), the title does not match the body, and the edit is so substantial that it makes the existing (accepted!) answer not match the question (which, as I imagine you're already well aware, is a big no-no here). – Emilio Pisanty Dec 24 '19 at 21:34
• Wow, you have over 8k rep but only voted on 400 posts and (successfully) raised one flag?! – Kyle Kanos Dec 25 '19 at 0:20

The number on the reputation tab on your profile is the amount of reputation you've gained since the last time you personally clicked on that tab. That fits the pattern with numbers on all of the other tabs.

• Alright. So it Isn't the number +es I've in the whole year? – descheleschilder Dec 25 '19 at 7:28
• But why it is to read in the meta site of mine I have a reputation of +8329? It suggests that on that site I have such that reputation, which in fact is about ?? below zero? I'm in at this kind of thing. But I think that's about the connection between both sides. – descheleschilder Dec 25 '19 at 7:42
• Don't you think it's like I said in the "other" question? – descheleschilder Dec 29 '19 at 14:42

It seems as if your rep change this year is 1,523 rather than 539:

And that puts you on page four on the list of all users:

• Right now, I've just looked at, it's +555. So why is 1000 added to it? – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 7:29
• And right now I'm not in it anymore at all!! Very confusing. Or does it take some time? – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 7:34
• @John Rennie I mean the difference between the + on the users list and what my profile says. – descheleschilder Dec 24 '19 at 22:05
• It's already clear. I suddenly realized my reputation was almost doubled because of a change in policy: both questions, as well as answers, get 10 points awarded when upvoted. – descheleschilder Dec 29 '19 at 14:45