I linked this recently (36 days ago)


According to Jarrod's comment on this post, linked accounts should get 100 rep if any of the others have more than 200. Looks like I hit a bug or something, I got the 100 rep points on meta and SF.

Not that I'm bothered about the rep, but I feel it is my duty to report such issues immediately should I encounter one. *salutes*

[Daniel's answer][2] is a suitable workaround. I can't help wondering if I should have left it as is until the bug had been investigated, though.

ire_and_curses pointed out that this bug is probably no longer relevant due to the auto-linking feature introduced today.

2 Answers 2


Remove and relink, that worked for me when it happened to me.

edit: To be clear, that doesn't make it not a bug, I just happened to notice a workaround that worked for me.

  • I could do that. I only have 11 rep and 2 easy-to-get bronze badges so I'm not losing out on anything.
    – Andy E
    May 19, 2010 at 18:38
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    @Andy: No, no. He means to remove the association, and try re-linking.
    – Jon Seigel
    May 19, 2010 at 18:40
  • @Jon Siegel: lol I see now facepalm. Yes, it worked.
    – Andy E
    May 19, 2010 at 18:42
  • You shouldn't need to relink anymore. Unlink, then just log in with the same OpenID. blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/05/… May 19, 2010 at 18:45
  • hmm... seems like this thread is no longer relevant.
    – Andy E
    May 19, 2010 at 18:51
  • @ire I think the new auto-association probably works only once. Otherwise, manually unlinking your accounts (should you actively wish them to be dissociated) wouldn't be effective for very long.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    May 19, 2010 at 19:18
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    When I've got 200 rep in SO, I've just pressed the Copy Stack Overflow profile to all related accounts in my profile's accounts tab, and I've got +100 rep on SO and other sites. :)
    – Luna
    Jan 22, 2011 at 9:58

you WILL get the +100 if you have +200 in the network AT THE TIME OF ASSOCIATION.

But, there's no magical "oh, you passed +200, so we're going to give you +100 now" process running in the background.

So, if you pass the +200 mark later you need to unassociate and re-associate to get the +100 bonus.

  • T_T I've never seen you write so many caps, my friend. >_o
    – rlb.usa
    May 19, 2010 at 22:17
  • Just to clarify, I only registered on SU 36 days ago, after registering and linking on the other sites (which worked fine). But I kind of sense your answer is directed towards the auto-association thing anyhow.
    – Andy E
    May 19, 2010 at 22:30

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