Currently if a user has more than 200 rep points on one of the Stack Exchange sites, and then associates his account with another SE site account, the linked-to account gains a one time bonus of 100 points.
This is a good idea, and I understand the rationale. However, it discourages linking of accounts before that threshold is reached. It also encourages breaking existing associations and then relinking afterwards just to get the bonus. That behavior has been suggested to me since my accounts are already associated.
Wouldn't it be better to just grant the bonus automatically when one of the accounts reaches 200?