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I am going through the JSON that is resulting from calling the Stack Exchange User API.

I see a bunch of reputation fields.

private Number reputation;
private Number reputation_change_day;
private Number reputation_change_month;
private Number reputation_change_quarter;
private Number reputation_change_week;
private Number reputation_change_year;

What are all these for? Obviously, I know what the reputation is, but the others have me a bit fooled.

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This is just the reputation that the user has earned for the given period (day/week/month/quarter/year).

For example, for you, for Stack Overflow, the API currently returns:

"reputation_change_day": 0,
"reputation_change_week": 0,
"reputation_change_month": 32,
"reputation_change_quarter": 63,
"reputation_change_year": 111,

This should jibe with what you currently see on your "multi-super-whatever-you-call-them drop down".

It matches what we see on the Users page, reputation tab:

Reputation by period filter

And what we see in the Reputation Leagues :

Reputation Leagues

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seems obvious now. thanks. – Nicholas DiPiazza Jun 24 '13 at 8:32
You're welcome. Lot's of stuff is obvious in hindsight, but there are no bad questions! (Well, except for the ones we close all the time. ;) ) – Brock Adams Jun 24 '13 at 8:37
haha yeah there are some bad ones, for sure! – Nicholas DiPiazza Jul 7 '13 at 0:31

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