In our reputation audit page, there is such line near the end:

** rep from bonuses: ___

Does the use of plural word mean there are other bonuses except association, maybe secret?

Has anyone ever saw a number other 0 or 100 in there?

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    Never seen any other bonuses. My guess would be that wording was a just in case thing... hmm... Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 23:04
  • @AndrewBarber my thoughts exactly :) Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 23:04
  • is this perhaps the 100 rep you get if you join a new site after having rep on another SO site (eg you start from 101 rep)
    – undefined
    Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 23:30
  • @LukeMcGregor yes, I'm well aware of the association bonus, looking for other bonuses. Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 23:37
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    Yes, there is a secret bonus. You get 42 bonus points for answering this question: philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/2033/the-meaning-of-life
    – Ben Lee
    Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 0:53

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Yes, testers and contributors to the first version of the API received badges that also had bonuses. This is exclusive to stackapps.com. For example, see the 2k bonus here.

The badges involved were the API Beta and API Evangelist. These were awarded manually.

And yes, I agree, the "rep change" description in the reputation tab sucks. It sucks because it's really old, hasn't been used since, and we have no plans to use it again.

  • Thanks, so no plans to set new kind of bonus in the near future, or implement badges that give reputation elsewhere? :-) Commented Jan 1, 2014 at 13:25

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