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Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus? My Stack Overflow account has about 1300 points, and I created accounts on all the other sites. My Meta Stack Overflow, and Stack Overflow accounts got a 100 reputation point bonus, but my Super User and Server Fault accounts didn't get bonuses. Is this correct?

I'm asking because of the Meta Stack Overflow question On a new SE site, how do the first users get reputation? that I asked.

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Fixing - if any account has the required rep, the bonus will be awarded. –  Jarrod Dixon Jul 16 '09 at 8:36
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You should be getting a 100 point bonus on all sites.

It has been noted that you must link all the accounts from a site that has more than 200 rep, otherwise the bonus will not be applied.

In your case you should email team@stackoverflow.com and see if they can't help hook you up.

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That would explain it. It shouldn't matter which account you use, as long as one of them is 200+. Especially since most users will be doing the linking from the site they just signed up for. –  FigBug Jul 16 '09 at 3:49
    
When I registered with SU I linked my accounts from there and got the bonus. Did I just get lucky? –  ChrisF Jul 16 '09 at 8:59
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I've encountered this as well -- I associated my new meta account with a just-created SF account rather than SO. Clearing all associations and associating with the highest-rep site gave me the +100 bonus. –  Ether Aug 15 '09 at 17:39
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Clearing and re-associating gets you the bonus, but you should do it over a few days because of the 200 rep/day limit.

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