How was your reputation affected by the leaderboard changes?
Today we rolled out some changes to reputation calculations. The changes are designed to solve two issues we've noticed since rolling out v2 of the reputation system 8 months ago.
1) New users had it way to easy.
We designed a system that wouldn't let long time users have inflated reputations just because they've been around a long time. They need to continue to contribute to be a valuable member of the community and new members should have an opportunity to compete alongside. On the flip side, we made it too easy for a member who joined our community a few hours ago reach the 96th percentile of reputation. This change should help strike a healthier balance.
2) It should be increasingly difficult to level up.
You'll notice on the popular deals page that not everyone has a purple or black triangle next to their username. Soon, you'll notice a visualization in the sidebar that illustrates how the colored triangles are distributed.
How was your reputation affected by the change?