# Why did my reputation not suddenly increase by 1500 points?

This question is a follow-up the recent thread Why did my reputation suddenly increase by 1500 points? where it was explained that everyone recently got an additional $$+5$$ points per upvote, retroactively.

One of the comments, by @RoddyMacPhee, says

Ironically, this didn't move me one bit to my knowledge. I'm that equally liked and hated.

My reputation hasn't changed either, so I'm wondering why the update has only concerned some people - a fair question that anyone who can't see a change in their rep is going to ask themselves.

The answer is that the change happened to everyone, it's just that you don't get a notification for it.

• I feel like this is a different question. The "original" is asking why a user noticed a giant spike in their rep. This question is asking why a user was expecting to notice a giant spike in their rep but didn't (which is because either it didn't have a large impact or because it happened without their noticing it). Maybe neither of these questions will be interesting since that was last week, but it seems to me that they have equal value. – Matthew Daly Nov 20 '19 at 12:30