My StackOverflow reputation suddenly increased by 101 points. It shows, in stackoverflow.com/reputation, that I've always had this reputation bonus: when I first created my account on 2/23 it says that I had 105 reputation, even though this is impossible to start with that much rep.

Additional info: I had not been able to access StackOverflow for ~5 minutes before this happened. Also, I've already tried the "Trigger Reputation Recalc" button on the bottom of the stackoverflow.com/reputation page.

1 Answer 1


You reached 200 reputation and got the association bonus.

The bonus is not given a date in the reputation log, for some reason.

  • Hmmm... thanks. I never knew about this. I guess the association bonus also gives me a +100 on the site I got to 200 rep from. Jun 25, 2011 at 3:13
  • @JavaAndCSharp: Yes, it gives you +100 on every site.
    – mmyers
    Jun 25, 2011 at 3:14
  • hold on, looks like he have 200+ on Stack Overflow only, where did he get 100+ on Stack Overflow itself?
    – YOU
    Jun 25, 2011 at 3:29
  • @YOU That's status-bydesign.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jun 25, 2011 at 3:39
  • Hum, I see, strange enough though. Thanks @Anna Lear.
    – YOU
    Jun 25, 2011 at 3:40
  • @YOU Yeah, it surprised me too the other day when I went looking to see if it was a bug.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jun 25, 2011 at 3:48

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