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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 18 Jul 2019
Commented: Guillaume on 14 Jan 2020 at 14:03
Has anyone else noticed that their MathWorks community profiles haven't updated in the past ~15 hours (as of 7:30am EST, 7-18-19)? Mine hasn't updated desipte recent activity on many of the posts I'm following. I looked at the community profiles of the top 5 contributors and their recent activity seemed to have ended ~15 hours ago, too. Server problem? Did the MathWorks satellite fall from the sky? Is there a contributor conference I wasn't invited to?

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 14 Jan 2020 at 13:20
Now I'm really confused.
As of 8am EST 14-Jan-2020, per isakson's current all-time numbers are 5716 | 43 | 1987 | 940 (reputation | questions | answers | acceptedAns).
According to the reputation point table, accepted answers earn 4 points, answer-votes earn 2 and question-votes earn 1 point.
I quickly checked per's question-votes which are a total of 40 votes. Total votes received are at 947. So, that means 907 are worth 2 points and 40 are worth 1 point.
940 accepted answers x 4 points = 3760
907 answer votes x 2 points = 1814
40 question votes x 1 point = 40
3760 + 1814 + 40 = 5614 total points
But per's all-time count is reported as 5716 which is 102 more than the calculated reputation points.
Unless my understanding of reputation points is wrong or the number of awarded reputation points per answer/vote has changed, this suggests that there is a problem with the way Mathworks is computing reputation points or keeping track of answers/votes.
I repeated this process with my own current numbers and my reported reputation is 48 points more than the calcuated reputation points.
One possibility for the higher number of reported reputation points may be due to the retention of points after they have been withdrawn. For example, users can un-vote which would reduce the vote count but this doesn't reduce the reputation count.
per isakson
per isakson on 14 Jan 2020 at 13:36
Sorry for being unclear. The numbers I've reported refer to "Contributors from the Past 7 Days".
Regarding the "102 more": yes that's probably because the un-votes.
I've send a note to Rena and fear I've made to much fuss in this thread of comments.
I've more badges than a general, so I'm happy :)
Guillaume
Guillaume on 14 Jan 2020 at 14:03
@Adam, reputation points are never lost, so if somebody accepts then unnaccepts your answer, you don't loose the 4 rep points. I believe it's the same for votes.
@per, I don't think it's too much fuss. If there's a problem with Answers it's better if we know.

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Guillaume
Guillaume on 18 Jul 2019
Yes, I've reported it to the devs half an hour ago. No reply so far, but it's still early at Mathworks.

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 18 Jul 2019
Is there an alternative other than Recent Activity? I wasn't getting email updates either.
Guillaume
Guillaume on 18 Jul 2019
The 'old fashioned way' of checking My Answers and My Comments (under My Matlab Answers) still worked.
Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 18 Jul 2019
And here I was scrolling through recent activity..... :D

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