I recently came across a protected question on Android Enthusiasts(Profile)
and came to know that assosiated bonus reputations are not considered as actual reps to answer a protected question from this post.
But I have already earned more than 10 points. I had 130+ reps few days back. I had 5 upvotes on a question, placed a bounty of 50 reps and I had 80+reps and got 10 points from one upvote of 5 answer, and edited 8 posts(16reps). But it just recognizes me as if I just scored 2 reps(100bonus + 2). So my total reps including the bonus is 152 and my current rep is 102(50 for bounty). But actually I already got more than 10 reps from doing all the above things. Is it that if once a bonus is rewarded it's not considered as reputation as trusted user. I'm confused with the concept, could anyone explain how this works?
So why can't I answer the protected question if I had already scored more than 10 reps?