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Reputation is disappeared from user's card recently

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Not sure exactly when but for some time I don't see r in a user's card. From what I can tell it happens only on Meta and, for example, on SD it is still visible.

An additional context: Heads up: small design changes, a better user card and some long-expected features

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From now on, communities can decide, which details are supposed to be shown on it.

I don't remember discussions lately to change the settings to another one here. Was the line with total score is removed purposely or this is a bug?

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This was intentional; we're testing out deemphasizing reputation here on Meta. This was a decision by the Codidact Team.

Of course, if it turns out that it's detrimental somehow to not show the reputation number, or if the community decides that they really want it back, it'll be reinstated. But we'd like to find out for a while what it's like having reputation be much less of a focus when you look at a post - for instance, it allows you to judge a post by what it says and not by how much reputation the author has.

It's worth noting that the original plan for Codidact was to not have reputation at all. Since we ended up working off of software that already included reputation, we wound up having it kinda by default. However, we're looking at ways to reduce the importance and prominence of it, and looking into other options for measuring expertise in subject matter (and in how to use the tools of the site).

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Downvote. I understand the reasons behind it and somewhere even agree. But to me such a big change should be discussed with community first. It doesn't look good to me. Especially because it was removed silently despite the fact that there was a clear statement: "the rep in the header is back, until we've found a suitable replacement/alternative/solution". That's not right. Please, at least announce about crucial changes first. Give community a chance to provide feedback first. FoggyFinder‭ about 1 month ago

@FoggyFinder - That's a good point. We'll keep that in mind going forward from here. Mithical‭ about 1 month ago

awesome, thank you FoggyFinder‭ about 1 month ago

While I do not miss reputation as such, I do miss being notified about up/downvotes on my posts. Reputation changes were a proxy to that. Indeed, on SE I liked the distinct rep points on votes of questions and answers (as long as those existed) exactly because it allowed be to immediately see whether the vote was on a question or an answer. I don't care much about the points as such, but I do care about which of my posts were voted on, and in which way. celtschk‭ about 1 month ago

@celtschk‭ agreed; that's important feedback that is currently missing. We plan to add information about voting activity (time-based) to the user profile, filling the same niche as SE's reputation tab, because it's important to know which posts are getting attention. Once we have that we can figure out what to do with notifications; we'll want community input on that. Monica Cellio‭ about 1 month ago

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