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At first I had an account in stack overflow of reputation 221. The I joined Mathematica and got the reputation of 101 in Mathematica. When I came back to stack overflow I found that my stack overflow account had also received +100 association bonus. I then decided to join Physics and received 101 in Physics but this time my stack overflow account was not given +100 . Why did this happen??

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marked as duplicate by Ryan O'Hara Sep 15 '13 at 15:20

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So you're complaining about free rep? :P – Mysticial Sep 22 '12 at 7:21
You only get the bonus once. – Martijn Pieters Sep 22 '12 at 7:22
:) Then I will join every site. – hims056 Sep 22 '12 at 7:26
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From How does "Reputation" work?:

you associate accounts of two or more Stack Exchange network sites, and at least one of those accounts already has 200 or more reputation: +100 on each site (awarded a maximum of one time per site)

You only get the bonus on Stack Overflow once, not for each site you join.

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