When looking at a user page and at "Reputation", hoovering the mouse over some day, then the tool-tip reads something like "Friday, Nov 25, 2011 - 42 reputation", which means "+42 reputation", not "-42 reputation". Would "Friday, Nov 25, 2011: + 42 reputation" (or maybe ";", "#", or whatsoever) not be more easily readable? (This format is used at other SE sites, too, probably everywhere.)

  • @doncherry: Done.
    – Stephen
    Nov 27, 2011 at 16:43

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It seems like negative rep changes are not displayed in these graphs, it'll say "This user has no recent positive reputation changes". (Find a question with a negative score on http://meta.stackoverflow.com and go to its asker's profile to see that.)

But still, you have a point because people don't immediately know that only positive rep is displayed You should make your proposal at https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/112151/new-user-page-live, where all the feedback for the new profile is gathered. I like the colon : solution best, but if they don't see your point at all, you can still point them to Use dashes in page titles instead of hyphens to demonstrate that the status quo is just unbearable ;).


Status completed, issue solved:


Yes, I can definitely see some confusion here, the format will use a : instead of a - in-between the date and rep next build. – Nick Craver♦ 2011-11-26 10:49:13Z

at https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/113693/171937 (has been deleted as solved).

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    Why was it deleted?
    – Werner Mod
    Nov 27, 2011 at 16:55
  • Thanks for posting the deleted question - it documents the discussion for future reference.
    – Werner Mod
    Nov 27, 2011 at 17:05
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    @Werner: This is a one-for-all thread for feedback about the new profile and they said in the question: "We will be deleting posts with feedback that have made it to production to help keep things current."
    – doncherry
    Nov 27, 2011 at 17:12
  • @doncherry: Ah, then my guess "deleted as solved" was right. (It had been some time since I had read the question. Probably it is a good idea to read questions (again) before posting answers. Shame on me.) +1 for finding it.
    – Stephen
    Nov 27, 2011 at 17:17

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