As of the time of this posting, ElYusubov has been a Programmers.SE member for 59 days. Yet he has accumulated over 7600 in reputation.

Is this a record pace?

3 Answers 3


No. He is not even in the top 20.


The following is a query ranking our top users by Average Reputation Per Day. Here is the top 20 users by that measure.

Pierre 303 56

Péter Török 54

S.Lott 53

Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen 46

Robert Harvey 41

FrustratedWithFormsDesigner 40

Mason Wheeler 38

ChrisF 37

Thomas Owens 36

Steven A. Lowe 35

maple_shaft 35

MainMa 35

tdammers 35

Jeff O 33

pdr 33

Jerry Coffin 31

user281377 31

Caleb 30

Oded 30

Anna Lear 29


The Data Explorer tool is not real time production data. It is a limited subset of a snapshot at a specific point in time. It looks like the last time the Data Explorer was refreshed was back in July, meaning that it will exclude some of ElYusubov's busiest weeks in his short time here.

To rephrase, he may NOW be in the top 20, but we won't be able to find out until the next Data Explorer update :)

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    The rep per day query is interesting, but I see some users there that where earning rep fast when active on the site, but sadly haven't visited for a while.
    – yannis
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 11:39
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    @YannisRizos It would be interesting to think of a query that will calculate a ranking on most rep accumulated during a smaller period of time, but that is a different window of time for each person. Regardless, we can historically see that this breakneck pace just isn't sustainable. The top user by this measure his Pierre303 and I think he rage quitted a while ago over the direction of the site.
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 11:55
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    I don't need a stinkin' explorer to do a simple divide 7600/59 ~= 129 rep per day :)
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 11:56
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    Another notable rage quit on here would be S.Lott, I haven't seen him on in a long time.
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 11:57
  • @gnat How do you know though that in the past months there were 20 other new users who amassed tons of points? Thats my point, I highly suspect that he is on the list but we can't know for sure or his ranking without Data Explorer
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 11:58
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    Pierre ragequit? What are you talking about, still around, answering questions, writing for our blog, etc...
    – yannis
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 12:02
  • @maple_shaft well past months are quite easy to estimate - Reputation league -> quarter: ElYusubov at top with 6,651, next from top has 3,329... and yours truly not even in top 10, with precious little 1,648. Games people play...
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 12:03
  • @YannisRizos That is good to know, but it shows how I haven't seen much activity from him in a while that he is nowhere near as active as his first few months are. Unless of course if you are Jon Skeet and the only thing keeping your heart pumping is a machine that can be powered only by Stack Exchange reputation
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 12:10
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    @maple_shaft Somebody leaving the site isn't necessarily a ragequit. The latter is unnecessarily dramatic (and frequently amusing) by definition. Most folks who disagreed with the direction of the site and chose to leave as a result did so fairly quietly, without raging.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 15:03

While extremely impressive, it's not a record. Our top user, Pierre 303, had amassed 9500+ points his first couple of months, according to his reputation graph. Don't know if that's the record or not, dig around Data Explorer and let us know if you find someone with a faster pace.


  • Cool reputation graph. Now how is it that his rep dropped by several thousand in late 2010? Did he ask a question with that many downvotes, or is this a glitch in the data? Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 16:05
  • @StuartMarks Probably a rep recalc. Or a few massive bounties.
    – yannis
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 16:14
  • Oh yes, bounties, forgot about that. Thx. Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 16:16
  • @YannisRizos recalc is unlikely - the famous one happened earlier than that: "The global reputation recalc of March 2010"
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 17:26
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    Don't forget that alot of those points were prior to the "Great Realignment", when questions and their answers were very different.
    – Walter
    Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 18:29
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    I'm pretty sure it was bounties. I remember a roughly 2-week period where Pierre was putting up 500 rep bounties daily
    – Rachel
    Commented Aug 18, 2012 at 19:19

I don't know.

You can use the Data Explorer to analyse historical data to see how this compares to other users in the past.

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