I don't think this was the intended response.

I joined and posted only one answer and managed to snag the #4 slot for that week. But had it not been for that initial 100 points I would have been only #18.

  • Which site was this? 100 points won't get you very far on the larger sites. For example on SO, the top posters score over 2,500 points per week. – Reto Koradi Nov 24 '14 at 3:21
  • @RetoKoradi Yeah, it was a beta site. Earth Sciences. It's not even my area, just something I noticed in the hot questions and knew the answer to. – Loren Pechtel Nov 24 '14 at 4:21
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    Just got the same on ELL. – Scimonster Nov 24 '14 at 8:45
  • Agreed, it's a dupe--but I sure never would have guessed the search terms needed to find it! – Loren Pechtel Nov 24 '14 at 19:42