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On Role Playing Games Stack Exchange, after being off for about two weeks, I noticed, to my great surprise, that I have 201 rep. I had 101 previously (+100 for associated the account). Where did those +100 come from? Not from any questions or answers (I have neither on that site). And to prove the point, my rep graph is completely barren.

I suspect it's just a fluke that will go away at some point.

EDIT: /reputation says:

total votes: 0
-- bonuses   (200)
-- 2010-12-09 rep 0     = 201       

** rep this week (3/6/2011 - 3/12/2011): 0
** rep this month (3/1/2011 - 3/31/2011): 0
** rep this quarter (1/1/2011 - 3/31/2011): 0
** rep this year (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011): 0
** total rep 201 :)

days represented 0
rep cap was reached via rep from upvotes *only* on 0 days
rep cap was exceeded on 0 days
  • What does rpg.stackexchange.com/reputation output? – ChrisF Mar 8 '11 at 21:32
  • So, 200 bonuses. But from what? – Jürgen A. Erhard Mar 8 '11 at 21:37
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    @jae As far as I know the only thing that currently gives you a bonus is the 100 for account association; it looks like you somehow got that bonus twice, which is a bug – Michael Mrozek Mar 8 '11 at 21:49
  • You could always trigger a recalc and see if that fixes it. – Brandon Mar 8 '11 at 21:52
  • @Michael that's what I thought to, so I suspected it's a bug @Brandon: I was playing with the thought. Guess I'll go ahead and do it. – Jürgen A. Erhard Mar 8 '11 at 22:17
  • Clicked the rep recalc button... it isn't instantaneous, is that vague memory correct? Because if it is, it didn't change, still +200 from bonus(es). – Jürgen A. Erhard Mar 8 '11 at 22:30
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    @jae It should be pretty much instantaneous – Michael Mrozek Mar 8 '11 at 23:18
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    Complaining about too much reputation? Never thought I'd see that. lol – trip0d199 Mar 8 '11 at 23:19
  • Well, it would seem that the DB decided you're special and gave you an extra 100 rep. Congratulations. – John Mar 8 '11 at 23:40
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    we have isolated the bug and are working on a fix – waffles Mar 9 '11 at 2:52
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    Wow, the rep fairy is real and @waffles is killing it! – Tim Post Mar 9 '11 at 3:47
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    @Tim lol @waff: will the bug be named after me? – Jürgen A. Erhard Mar 9 '11 at 10:53
  • Seems it's fixed, at least the mysterious increase has disappeared again. phew... wait, I'm not glad to have lost rep, or am I? ;-) – Jürgen A. Erhard Mar 12 '11 at 10:14
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Yeah I remember this, it was a concurrency bug where a handful of people got "double" the association bonus.

We fixed the bug :)

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    "We, uh, we fixed the glitch. So they won't have a double association bonus anymore, so it'll just work itself out naturally." – Daniel DiPaolo May 10 '11 at 23:02

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