I just happened to look at the leaderboards today as I was bored, but I noticed this strange happening... How does a user have more rep gained for the timeframe than total rep? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Bounties maybe? $\endgroup$ Oct 18, 2017 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ ah that is possible. $\endgroup$
    – Jason V
    Oct 18, 2017 at 18:11
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor - I considered that, but I checked and that user hasn't offered any bounties. $\endgroup$
    – Mithical
    Oct 19, 2017 at 7:21

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According to this answer,

  • Month reputation is the amount by which your reputation changed that month, excluding "private" reputation events. Certain reputation events are excluded from your public user profile, such as deleted posts or downvotes,

This user seems to have (had) a high scoring answer, because they have a "Good Answer" badge for an answer which has now been deleted. Those 250+ points are included in their monthly reputation but not in their total reputation.

Nice puzzle :)

  • $\begingroup$ Ah Thank you! that makes much more sense: $\endgroup$
    – Jason V
    Oct 19, 2017 at 15:48

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