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Questions tagged [association]

Account association is the process where accounts on different Stack Exchange sites are linked. Note that this is different from merging accounts.

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How does the Site Association Bonus Work?

I was reading the FAQ on the site association bonus and it raised a number of questions on it. I have looked at other answers for questions similar but I have still got a number of questions. If I ...
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Will the site association bonus come after I already have the account? [duplicate]

I have an account with close to 100 reputation on Graphic Design. - When I get 200 reputation, will the site association bonus apply to already existing accounts (like my meta.se - this account), ...
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What would happen if I earned 200 reputation on multiple sites at the same time?

Let's say, from the perspective of Stack Exchanges servers, I earned 200 reputation on multiple sites at once. Obviously, earning 200 reputation would award an association bonus, but are there ...
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Can I quit my association with ONE of the Stack Exchange specific sites? [duplicate]

I got associated to many Stack Exchange communities and I want to clean up sites I don't use. How can I stop being associated with, for example, Mathematics Stack Exchange but not the others? I have ...
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Can the association bonus be applied to the base account?

Does the account that originally got the 200 rep. get the bonus 100 rep. on its own account?
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Details of “association bonus” don't match descriptions [duplicate]

I just noticed a newcomer in Worldbuilding that had a +100 association bonus listed a week after joining. Huh? It appears that he joined another SE and maybe got a bonus here since he hadn't ...
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How did this user get an association bonus when he's a member of only one site?

I found a user on Biology SE. He has been awarded an association bonus on Biology SE, but he's not a member of any other sites. How is that possible? Could he have previously earned reputation on ...
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How to abuse the Association Bonus

I figured out a method to abuse the Association Bonus, however I'm unsure whether or not this is a serious issue. Are there anti systems in place that prevent this? Prerequisites: 1 account with ...
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Don't let the association bonus be given away as bounties

When a user with at least 200 rep on any Stack Exchange site registers a new account on another SE site, they immediately receive 100 rep on that site as an association bonus. This is a deliberate ...
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Is there an quick and easy way to find out which site I started my association bonus?

Just curious... but is there a way to find out which site I first got my association bonus from? So, in other words, which site did I get 200 rep on first? Just curious... :) Because I can't ...
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Account is not linked after question migration even though the user has already registered on target site [duplicate]

There was a question posted on MSE which was migrated to Meta Android.SE. As of current writing, the OP's username is greyed (no user profile). However, when I checked the account, they have ...
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Association bonus is still awarded if accounts are deleted

If a user has an account with 200+ rep and at least one other with below 200 rep, if they delete the reputable account they'll still get an association bonus if they join a new site. This user is an ...
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Math error when joining “Mathematics Educators”

I just joined "Mathematics Educators" and saw an instant +90 reputation show up in the top bar. I thought that this was odd, so I clicked on it and the drop down showed what should have been +110 ...
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Bounty uses association bonus or gained rep first? [duplicate]

Read here first: Why can't I post an answer to a question? According to LessPop_MoreFizz, I would need to earn 10 rep on the site in order to answer the protected question. So I got 13 rep and ...
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Why do I need to enter the Stack Exchange password so many times? [duplicate]

After, for example, a cookie reset I need to log in again. Why do I need to enter the password N times for N Stack Exchange sites? Isn't the account consolidated? Sometimes I can wait for some time ...
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Association Reputation Bonus on preexisting sites [duplicate]

I have a couple of questions about reputation. In order to receive the +100 site association rep, does one need to earn the reputation entirely on one website, or can it be earned accross multiple(For ...
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+100 reputation feature clarification [duplicate]

Does this process happen when a user has a single account in three different sites initially and all three are below 200 and say after a year one of them crosses 200, so does the user get +100 for ...
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Prevent repeat offenders from using association bonus / nuke all acounts network wide

I've run into, what I hope, is an odd edge case... Back Story: What started as a disagreement over rolling back an edit, resulted in some revenge voting, and when I was looking into it, I noticed ...
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Is there any real association between different sites (except Association Bonus)?

Stack Exchange has grown to consist of over 130 sites, that discuss a variety of subjects. We still call ourselves a single network. Apart from the fact that the basic functioning is the same, there ...
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Cannot associate a new account and login to an old one

I cannot create a new associated account: when I create an account on puzzles (using my stackexchange credentials), a new separate account is created. Moreover, when I try to login to my existing ...
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Site association bonus not awarded [duplicate]

I have 245 rep on Stack Overflow and just made an account on GameDev (and here). Both of those have 1 rep. Why didn't I get the +100 association bonus?
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Clarify reputation requirement for protected question [duplicate]

This is what I see for a protected question: I had 101 reputation (association bonus), so it surprised me I couldn't answer the question. Then I found Why is the Association Bonus ignored when ...
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Why doesn't this user have the association bonus?

I've been browsing the stack exchange accounts and I don't how I reached this account. I'm very surprised why he has only 12 rep on this site:https://judaism.stackexchange.com/users/1757/battle-of-...
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How can I find out which of my accounts triggered my Association Bonus?

WOW, just 3 minutes ago, SE just told me I got +1800 points. At first, I thought this was some kind of joke, but then I found out it was because I just earned something called an Association Bonus on ...
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Association Bonus for deleted account [duplicate]

Based on the question: How does "Reputation" work? you associate accounts of two or more Stack Exchange network sites, and at least one of those accounts already has 200 or more ...
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Free 100 rep on every Stack Exchange account including the parent account? [duplicate]

I got a 100 rep association bonus for every one of my Stack Exchange accounts when I passed 200 rep on Stack Overflow. But I was a little surprised when I saw that I got 100 rep for my Stack Overflow ...
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Association Bonus reputation points, but no activity on any account

[You gain reputation when] you associate accounts of two or more Stack Exchange network sites, and at least one of those accounts already has 200 or more reputation: +100 on each site (awarded a ...
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Not getting association bonus using google ID [duplicate]

I have one login (using my goggle login) and use two or three stack exchange sites. On stackoverflow I have a 3000 rep but I don't seem to be getting an association bonus on any of the other accounts. ...
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How come my association bonus didn't count towards the league, but someone else's did?

Looks like I've found a bug. I've got 303 rep on Aviation, but it's showing me at 202 on the Users list. I guessed the 101 difference was because association bonuses don't count, but it did for ...
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Association Bonus not awarded

I recently got 200+ reputation in Ask Ubuntu and got 100 association bonus on all the site I have connected except Stackoverflow. Is it a bug or the association bonus are not applied to Stack Overflow ...
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Improve “Protected Question” message with regard to rep gained through Association Bonus

I recently started an account on Android Enthusiasts, and went to add an answer to a question which was protected. I have enough rep on other sites that I have the "Association Bonus", so I was ...
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Increase the visibility of the association bonus by documenting it with the other privileges

Currently, the first time a user on the Stack Exchange network reaches 200 reputation, they get an extra 100 rep on that account and all their associated accounts. I believe this should be documented ...
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Didn't you regret the “Association Trust”? [duplicate]

I was absolutely happy and also surprised, when I could see that after reaching 200 reputation points, I got +100 reputation for every sub-account. It's a very kind decision. It also means that if ...
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Association Bonus not removed upon account deletion [duplicate]

Recently a user asked a question on Meta asking about his deleted account (I won't draw attention to him or his question unless it is really necessary but shouldn't be hard to find - at least until ...
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Only joining meta.stackoverflow.com gives you a Association Bonus? [duplicate]

I've found many sites in the Stack Exchange network. When I join to Meta Stack Overflow, the new account received +100 reputation on my account of both Stack Overflow (as "Association Bonus") and on ...
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Mortarboard badge not awarded

This is my total reputation for today: I just started my carreer as an active member on the StackExchance sites, so I don't have the Mortarboard badge yet: I am assuming either the 100 rep bounty or ...
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Association bonus [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow I crossed 200 and got 100 rep association on all accounts. Now, if I cross 200 on Mathematics(I am on 188 reputation now) then will I get another 100 rep association bonus on all of ...
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association bonus already at 199 reputation?

today, an update on stackoverflow brought my reputation there from 189 to 199 and then i got the association bonus. i'm definitely not complaining, but didn't you need (at least) 200 reputation for ...
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Association bonus given after a long time

What is the association bonus? answers One of the user's linked accounts has reached 200 reputation points, and as a result, all associated accounts are given a 100 point bonus. But, see this user, ...
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Should the Association Bonus count toward 200 points in one day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of all badges with full descriptions On Stack Overflow, I crossed the 200-point mark on my total reputation points on the same day that I earned 155 points by answering ...
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Can't see association bonus for Stack Apps when viewing profile from Stack Overflow or Meta

I've got three accounts: Stack Overflow, Meta and Stack Apps. Once I received the 100 association bonus, all three accounts got it. But when I view my Stack Overflow and Meta profiles, they don't show ...
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What is the association bonus?

I was just awarded +100 reputation on all of my Stack Exchange accounts. What is this bonus for? It simply says "Association Bonus" on my reputation overview. Return to FAQ index
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I'm getting the association bonus only on one account instead of both. Why?

I've associated my SO and Meta accounts - network profile However got the association bonus only on Meta, but not on SO. Why is that?
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The association bonus will trigger another 100 points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? I've just received 100 points association bonus to all my Stack Exchange accounts since gathered more than 200 points on one of them. ...
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How can a user have only reputation from account associations alone on all accounts?

This user seems to have earned all their reputation from account associations alone. According to How does "Reputation" work? you have to earn at least 200 on one site to get the bonus.
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How can a newly registered account flag a previously unregistered account's questions?

I have registered a Stack Exchange OpenID account with Stack Overflow and would like to merge that with an unregistered account on Stack Overflow. The e-mail addresses are the same in both accounts ...
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How can I disassociate an account?

I want to disassociate an account from the rest of my associated accounts. How can I do that? The information in this answer by Jeff doesn't seem to be relevant anymore, since I can't find this thing ...
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How can I gain ownership of a question I asked as an unregistered user? [duplicate]

I asked a question and mistakenly created an unregistered user. Now I'm unable to access the question and respond to people answering it. I have created a stack exchange user - how can I gain access ...
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Associate with other accounts not working for Server Fault

I have this user account linked with my Facebook account. Also, I was successfully able to associate with Android Enthusiasts, Super User, Stack Overflow, and 4 other Stack Exchange ...