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Yearling Active member for a year, earning at least 200 reputation.

Do the bounties offered in that year subtract from the reputation gained during the year when calculating if the badge was earned?

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I'd question whether the badge was really earned if a bounty will put a user over or under the cusp. –  Aaron Bertrand Sep 7 '12 at 0:11
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The reputation you gain doesn't include the reputation you spend for bounties. If you gained 200 points, and you offer two bounties for a total of 200 points, at the end your net reputation is 0.

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Giving that bounties may help improve overall quality shouldn't they be exempt from being subtracted for the yearling calculation? –  Eduard Florinescu Sep 6 '12 at 22:16
    
Bounties don't help improve the overall quality; they help getting an answer in the cases nobody has provided the answer the OP was expecting. –  kiamlaluno Sep 6 '12 at 23:10
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