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Like Renaissance mathematicians did, I'll give my guess in encrypted form so as not to influence other participants. I expressed my guess in the format YYYY-MM-DD and issued echo ZZZZZZ YYYY-MM-DD | shasum -a 256 where ZZZZZZ is my old landline phone number (six digits) getting the fingerprint ...


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This was openly discussed in the chat room today... The user was Papiro (User 13907). It was initiated by him and subsequently actioned. Personal motivations were cited. You can follow further discussion in the recent chat history, starting here. It was not Harish Kumar (User 11232). A large amount of reputation was removed due to voter fraud. At that time ...


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Remember that most of the 'value' of the site is meant to come not from dealing with the original poster but rather the wider user base. As such, a good answer should gain upvotes from several (or even many) people: that is the key to determining which answers are best. Answers being accepted by the original poster is certainly welcome, but it's far from the ...


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I think he will never get to the target in 2018 due to several thousand questions about % at end of line being reclassified as duplicates and deleted resulting in a loss of most of his Rep. If I win I think the tikzducks should be re-implemented in picture mode.


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Based on this query and linear extrapolation, it should be May 13th, 2018, 14:55:25


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This is not a bug, but accurately reflects the reputation gained over a particular period of time. If you look at the Users page you can select the period of time: So it's entirely possible for a user who gives a lot of bounties to have a negative reputation when calculated over one of these smaller time periods.


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Thanks for the pointer to the XML data dumps, @Charles Stewart. I used the June 2013 data dump (formerly here: http://www.clearbits.net/torrents/2141-jun-2013) and extracted the tex.se portion into a MongoDB database instance for easy querying. The dataset consisted of over 103K Post records and 27K User records. Every post has a type associated with it. ...


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Dogs and cats don't taste so nice, but Duck is very versatile. Roast Duck, Crispy Duck Pancakes, Duck burgers, ....


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This answer is more a response to Peter's comments on Joseph's answer. The fact that a user accepts an answer or responds to it is neither necessary nor sufficient evidence for the validity of an answer anyway. Sometimes users accept an answer which is demonstrably worse than another competing answers. This can be for a variety of reasons, ranging from the ...


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We love any animal, see "The duck pond": showcase of TikZ-drawn animals/ducks! But some of them have a special meaning here. Duane Bibby's lion is the "trademark" of TeX, there are also Meta the lioness and the Hummingbird logo of LaTeX(3) project, for more info see LaTeX mascots/associated animals and Why does TeX have a lion as mascot?. ...


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There is no specific search query for this in the StackExchange user interface. However, to find what you're looking for, you can visit: https://tex.stackexchange.com/tags/<tag>/topusers where you specify <tag>. Alternatively, follow Tags Hover of the tag of interest and select "Top users": Resulting screen highlights a number of statistics ...


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18-05-18 08:05:08 UTC


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This is the internet. Asking a question takes just a few seconds. We are a help desk, and we help free of charge. You can end a phone call saying "Works, Thanks mate" and hang up without waiting for any response. Internet communication is not instant. You never know if the person asking the question is waiting for an answer, or asked a question, grabbed ...


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May 23, 2018 at around 12:00 noon. This is the cumulative, annual reputation of @egreg, post 2011 (the first year of joining): 2011: 54,140 2012: (+ 92,699; +71.2%) 146,839 2013: (+ 98,357; +6.1%) 245,196 2014: (+ 97,496; -0.9%) 342,692 2015: (+ 96,697; -0.8%) 439,389 2016: (+ 92,547; -4.3%) 531,936 2017: (+ 88,897; -3.9%) 620,833 I used the top-ranked 2D ...


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I don't think the Data Explorer (data.stackexchange.com) will help: you need the fixpoint of an operation over the graph and I don't think the query language supports that. There are other options: There is an API to query this content - https://stackapps.com/ - though hammering the API with recursive queries might get you in trouble, and The whole ...


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On a qwerty keyboard, you need to copy at least the first character from the name and paste it after @ in order to initiate the auto-completion: If selection from the available comments is difficult (due to hyperlinks), click on the user name and select from the user profile.


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While these aren't really statistics, you can find out who answered your questions using the SEDE. Specifically, this query which lists the User ID, display name and answer/post link: declare @UserId int = ##UserId##; -- Who Has Answered My Questions? select u.Id as [UserId], u.displayname as [Name], a.Id as [Post Link] from users as u inner join posts as ...


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1525767332 Since I already know I am going to win, you can start working on my prize: I want a EG duck to rival our DPC duck. :)


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This is more of a comment and proposition than an answer. Because it is too long to fit in a comment I wrote it up as an answer. In my opinion the policy of removing an SE member is very wrong. This does not just punish the member that is removed, but all members, including those who wrote answers to questions of the removed person and the rest of the ...


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My guess is: May 17, 2018 10:52:00


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Saturday, 12 May (2018 naturally), 12:34:56 If I win I want a vampire duck May the royal flush magic do its work!


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May the Force be with egreg! Friday, 4 May 2018, 04:04:04 pm (UTC) If I win, I would like to have a girlfriend, or, better, a female-duck-friend, for Herr Professor Paulinho van Duck.


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I stored egreg's last 90 days rep (from this page source), then used Mathematica commands: fit = FindFit[data, a*t + b, {a, b}, t] Show[ListLinePlot[data, PlotStyle -> Red], Plot[a*t + b /. fit, {t, 0, Length@data}, PlotStyle -> Dashed]] That gives the following plot (data in red, fit in dashed blue) and date: n = -Length@data + (654321 - b)/...


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My guess is: 2018-05-23 22:59:39 UTC (assuming egrep will earn an average rep. of 234 per day)


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The majority seems to be very sure that it will happen in May, but since I am in Chemistry and lower temperature gives lower reaction rates, the winter should slow down the daily reputation increase ;-). So I will place my guess a bit ahead: 2018-06-01 00:00:00


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My guess: April 1st, 2018, 19:00:00 UTC. Just in case some well thought out April fools' joke gains the guy a reputation boost.


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Since I don't know if there is some limit for daily reputation I am not able to try to predict. So I'll answer just for fun (and of course based on some other people's vote). 2018-05-01 11:23:47


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