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I have just started on Stack Overflow (and think it is great).

At what point does one's reputation get big enough to warrant putting a 'flair' link on their blog? Really what I am asking is what is a decent reputation to attain before linking to your Stack Overflow profile?

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Welcome to MSO jkode :) –  Ólafur Waage Aug 29 '09 at 12:45
    
I would say when you get 10k+. It's really not that hard. I got it in 55 days. –  NullUserException อ_อ Sep 23 '11 at 0:32

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I would say it doesn't matter. Displaying your flair indicates that you are a member of the community and it will get others to visit the site. I have had 900+ rep on Stack Overflow since I joined a year ago, and it has never affected whether I display flair or not.

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The average reputation of a user is around 500. So, unless you are proud of being below average, then I'd call that an absolute minimum.

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LOL - Good answer! –  user135083 Aug 29 '09 at 13:36

If you're proud of your reputation. Then flair up!

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Even if it's only 1 rep! –  Randell Aug 29 '09 at 12:52
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If that's what you're proud of.. for some strange reason. –  Ólafur Waage Aug 29 '09 at 12:55

I started showing my flair shortly after I joined SO, even though I only had a couple hundred rep. It's not my rep count that I'm proud of, it's the fact that I'm part of such a great community!

Really, I'm proud to be linking to SO. The more great people who discover SO, the better (for those people and for the overall SO community).

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I agree with Ólafur. However, I don't consider a reputation under 2/3K decent enough to be proud of and to share it :)

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Then vote me up :P –  Ólafur Waage Aug 29 '09 at 12:15
    
Me! Me! Me! –  Randell Aug 29 '09 at 12:53
    
You! You! You! –  Ólafur Waage Aug 29 '09 at 12:56

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