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In the users page there is an option which sorts Meta users by participation. How does the system measure this factor? By number of posts and comments? Or getting more upvotes and less downvotes in Meta posts? or something else?

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The measure is the number of posts, comments, edits, and votes cast over the last 60 days.

This is explained in the hover-text.

The official source also mentions that deleted content is not taken into account and that self-edits do not count.

While it is not put on display one can also sort user on main by this criterion: https://math.stackexchange.com/users?tab=participation

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  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know this interesting point. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – user272196 Sep 19 '15 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ Can one sort users on Meta by reputation?! I think the system calculates people's reputation numbers to add their corresponding reputation based badges. $\endgroup$ – user272196 Sep 19 '15 at 21:47
  • $\begingroup$ I examined meta.math.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation but it seems as same as main reputation rank not meta reputation. $\endgroup$ – user272196 Sep 19 '15 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ I am not sure about that; but yes it seems for mortarboard, epic etc some value should be computed. $\endgroup$ – quid Sep 19 '15 at 21:55
  • $\begingroup$ What I wrote about Meta reputation was based on the description of the meta-reputation tag which I added to this post. $\endgroup$ – user272196 Sep 19 '15 at 22:46
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    $\begingroup$ @EdwardO'Connor The meta-reputation is hidden for all purposes except badges. There is a Data Explorer query that calculates it approximately (not accounting for Community Wikis or daily reputation cap). $\endgroup$ – user147263 Sep 19 '15 at 22:55
  • $\begingroup$ Wow. I am almost top 10. Tag badges are not really reputation based; they are vote based. $\endgroup$ – quid Sep 19 '15 at 22:59

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