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I was just awarded +100 reputation on all of my Stack Exchange accounts.

What is this bonus for? It simply says Association Bonus on my reputation overview.

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@WaffelizedBobby: Unfortunately, that question and answer do not address why you are given the bonus. – Martijn Pieters Jul 30 '12 at 12:33
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Congratulations! One of your linked accounts has reached 200 reputation points, and as a result, all associated accounts are given a 100 point bonus.

The bonus is awarded because you have proven that you know your way around the basic features of any Stack Exchange website, and with those 100 extra points you can now comment, vote, flag and create bounties on all SE sites.

From here on out, on any new sites you join you'll also be given this bonus.

See Award account association bonus automatically upon reaching 200 rep

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Great answer! And what a clever bonus. Makes sense to allow proven Stack Exchangers to contribute to all SE sites. – welbornio Apr 22 '14 at 4:46
i saw an account that all of its linked account under 200 (all between 101 to 109) . and in its rep list he/she got this bonus ! how is it ? – y.feizi Dec 24 '14 at 9:09
@y.feizi: the "original" account is either suspended (set to 1 rep) or has been deleted. The right to earn the bonus is registered centrally. – Martijn Pieters Dec 24 '14 at 9:20
@MartijnPieters In case you reach again 200 points again in any of the linked accounts, does the bonus apply once more time for each account? – Aug 29 '15 at 7:14
@VdeVatman: just the once. – Martijn Pieters Aug 29 '15 at 8:32

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