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Does account association actually stifle growth? Take me for example. There are at least three other SE sites I want to join, but I am discouraged from doing so until I reach 200 rep on a site I'm already a member of. Anyone else notice this? Could this be a problem?

Possible fix: Add 100 rep to all of a user's existing accounts also when he hits 200 rep on any site.

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Note: When I posted this question I was under the 200 rep requirement for site affiliation bonuses. – John Nov 1 '10 at 18:21
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Why are you discouraged from doing so? Join now, and once you get 200 rep on a site, you can then remove the associations only to add them right back. You'll get the bonus when you re-associate.

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Hmmm..Didn't think of that. Good idea! I will do that now. Thanks! – John Nov 1 '10 at 18:18

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