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Could sound trivial but sometimes along with a chat entry from a user, below the profile picture, comes a number.

I cannot sort out what that number stands for. I noticed that it also features in user profile on the chat.stackexchange but honestly I don't understand it.

Could anyone exaplain it?

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It's the user's network-wide reputation, less association bonuses.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ how is it computed? And also, is it restricted to a single SE branch? \$\endgroup\$ – Leggy7 Aug 23 '16 at 20:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ "Network-wide" means across all StackExchange sites. It's a straight sum of all your accounts, as far as I know. \$\endgroup\$ – Josh Aug 23 '16 at 20:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ I had the same guess but looking at my profile accounts I should have > 2k score while in the chat profile it is close to 1.4k. So I wondered if it is calculaded in another way \$\endgroup\$ – Leggy7 Aug 23 '16 at 20:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ giving a better look at my profile page I realized that the score in the chat match the top 3 account scores of the user. If you think it is reasonable could you edit your answer so that I can accept? \$\endgroup\$ – Leggy7 Aug 23 '16 at 21:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ It probably doesn't count association bonus then. \$\endgroup\$ – Josh Aug 23 '16 at 21:23

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