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I recently hit 200 on stack overflow and in came a big 100 pnt bonus. Most of you already know this is the 'association bonus'. Thank you for that. Makes me feel 50% taller (at my height that's very welcome).

Now question: If I offer a bounty of 50 points and thereby lessen my 'base' score, do I lose that association bonus?

what if I offer 150 pnts in bonus, and then work my way back to 200?

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No. It's awarded once per site if you've ever had more than 200 reputation on any of your profiles, with the assumption that you understand the basics well enough to skip most of the initial restrictions. You can't lose this status, nor can you gain it twice.

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Though you can certainly loose the priviliges. –  Deduplicator Aug 22 at 20:20

Once you have been awarded the association bonus it isn't taken away.

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