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When I click on the users tab, it gives me a list of people who gained the most reputation in the last week:

Users tab

However, when I look at the weekly leaderboards, it seems to say something completely different:

Leaderboard

Here, José Carlos Santos is ranked first, for example. What is the reason for this discrepancy?

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  • $\begingroup$ I think it's to do with when the different views are updated; the leaderboards update every 24 hours as I recall, but I don't think I know when the Users page updates. They're not real-time though. $\endgroup$ – postmortes Dec 24 '20 at 8:09
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    $\begingroup$ I am not sure whether it is relevant here, but I will remind that some reputation changes are excluded from the reputation leagues See this post and also the posts which are linked there: Total reputation > total reputation. (For example, if some user downvoted several answers, the -1 for the downvotes will not be reflected in the reputation league.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Dec 24 '20 at 8:11
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It could be one or two things:

  1. caching - reputation leagues are updated once a day, the /users page more often.
  2. The 'reputation change' column in the reputation league includes reputation from so-called private reputation events: see Why is my total reputation less than my monthly reputation? on Meta Stack Exchange. For example, reputation gained on answers to question which were afterwards deleted are counted in this column.
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, this makes sense. Just to clarify: do the weekly reputation leaderboards measure how much reputation you have gained in the past $7$ days; or do they measure how much you have gained in that particular week (starting on Monday or Sunday)? $\endgroup$ – Joe Dec 24 '20 at 8:58
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    $\begingroup$ They tell you how much you gained in that particular week. $\endgroup$ – Glorfindel Dec 24 '20 at 9:02

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