SkillRep – experiment in computing a skill focused reputation

By | August 8, 2015

Update: Now offline/closed. See the answer, below.

Reputation, on the Stack Overflow Site, is mostly a measure of a user's contribution.

That's fine but sometimes, when looking at a user you encounter on SO, you're more interested in his skills. You don't want a score coming from questions or polluted by a high-scoring answer to a trivial but very popular question.

SkillRep is both

1. a site ranking all users with (a little) less pollution on scoring. The About section explains how the "skill rep" is computed.

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2. an extension for Chrome displaying the rank and skill reputation of all users directly in the Stack Overflow site.

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Incidentally it's written in Go. Curious coders might want to have a look at how querying the SE API or serving JSON can be done in Go (it's fairly simple).

Obviously this shouldn't be taken too seriously.