I just noticed that front page now shows reputation on the "modified [time] ago [name] [rating]" line:

screenshot of workplace front page

When was this rolled out? What is the reasoning behind that change?

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    Hmm. Did this not used to be there or is this a slimmer version of the normal page which includes avatars and rep+badges? I haven't used the home page in years so I have no idea... :) Appears to be the same on main meta though.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Jun 19, 2020 at 21:02
  • Looking at this question that talked about a slight change to the way reputation is drawn, the fact that reputation is shown would have to be over a year old. Unless we were rocking an old CSS of course.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Jun 19, 2020 at 21:06
  • @Lilienthal i might have been just blinded to the right side of the screen for years. Jun 19, 2020 at 21:31

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This has been the current situation for as long as I can remember. (But I'm here for only five years.) the site exists; see this screenshot taken on Stack Overflow over 10 years ago:


Is this feature useful? Well, if you see a question modified by a high-reputation user like Joe, you can be sure there's nothing unusual about it. If you see a question asked/answered/modified by a 1 rep user, chances are they're not familiar with The Workplace rules and their action needs some extra scrutiny.

  • Yes, a question with a LOT of views (so it was probably posted long ago) freshly answered by a 1-rep user is almost always spam or question-disguised-as-answer. The pattern is easy to spot. Jul 11, 2020 at 19:01

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