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Not sure if it is a bug or not, but it feels like a bug to me. When I got to 200 rep on SO the other day I got +100 rep to all my accounts including SO. So my rep jumped up to 300 on SO.

Considering there are others on SO with rep between 200 and 300 I think it is possible that the +100 was supposed to apply only to the linked accounts, not to the account with 200+.

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I think this is how it's supposed to work. The first association gives you a bonus on both sites, subsequent ones give you the bonus only on the new site. – ChrisF May 10 '11 at 19:05
+1 ChrisF it worked for me that way, which seems consistent. – jv42 May 10 '11 at 19:24
Same thing happened to me. Quite strange I reached 200 rep on SO weeks ago but I got the +100 bonus on SO only today. Today I asked my first question on meta, maybe that's the motivation. – Gabber Apr 4 '12 at 14:06
I got over 200 on one of the other projects first, having between 200 and 300 on SO for some time is completely normal in this case. – linac Jan 14 '14 at 13:36

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It's not a bug. The bonus applies for both the sites, but you get the bonus once for each site; the next time you associate your SO account to another SE site, you will not get any bonus, on SO.

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You can have rep. between 200 - 300 by placing a bounty for example or downvotes. So it's not a bug on your account.

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