So I noticed I'm approaching +3 Rep and being stats/data nerd that I am I was curious in what percentile site-wise that puts me. Here's the data: Interesting observations: 99.896% of members are rep 1 or below. 0.048% are rep 2. 0.1% are rep 2-11 To make this dataset more interesting (as vast majority of above accounts are inactive) we filter out everyone who has not made a post in last month, we get: 7649 members (so 3.91% of total 195476). To make it even more meaningful we filter out anyone with less than 100 posts (since you can't really get reputation without a significant amount of posts anyway), this brings us down to 843 members. Here's the data: To help us visualize % of total: To help visualize distribution: As to be expected it follows a normal distribution, with a very low standard deviation (I was not particularly interested in negative rep, so that side of the bell curve is missing). If someone has inclination to can also calculate numbers focusing on the 0-100 rep segment (as well as negative) - although this is borderline impossible, without access to the database, as you would have to click on every account (members list only shows +'s, which are multiples of 100 real rep). One would expect a bell curve with center at 10, but lopsided toward the positive numbers (since negative rep members would likely get banned before going into further negative territory). Also, an interesting observation: we see a very small drop off between 1st and 2nd datasets when looking at members with +2rep and above. Only 14 members (or 6.9%) who have +2rep or above have stopped posting, a tiny amount compared to dropoff from # of members with 100+ posts total with 1rep and below (1310) to # of members with 100+ posts and 1rep who have posted in last month (655) - a drop off of exactly 50%. Looks like once a member has +2 and above rep they are much less likely to stop posting. Conclusion: when deciding on whether to do a JV, BST, etc with a member, it helps to realize that if they have 100+ posts and +2 rep and above you are dealing with one of only 188 members, so barring some other red flags you should generally be safe (although yes, we have had examples of members in this category who turned out to be scammers). Before anyone says it, yes I do have too much free time on my hands, but this doesn't really take too long if you're good at Excel and know how to use site search. Oh and I still have the spreadsheet if someone for some odd reason wants to tool around with it I'll be happy to PM it (I have some suggestions as to what additional analysis might be interesting to perform, but am not going to spend more time on it). Cheers!