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Is receiving the association bonus really a top-bar-worthy achievement?

I just dropped by Meta SO, and was very surprised to see a big "+200" sitting in my achievements in-tray: It had only been about an hour since I last visited Meta, so I really didn't expect such ...
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Prevent questions on the Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one): You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, a ...
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Is showing the +100 in the top bar on joining a new site with the association bonus considered intentional today?

For years, whenever I've joined a new site, I've seen a +100 in green in the top bar on the achievement dropdown. I've always thought that this was part of the system's design. I've never been annoyed ...
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Award account association bonus automatically upon reaching 200 rep

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 ...
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I did not start with 101 rep on a new site, despite doing so before

I came originally from SO and I know when I joined SF, SU, and programmers.SE, I started with 101 rep with a gracious in-network bonus - or whatever y'all call it. I recently joined outdoors.SE and ...
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Stack Exchange doesn't allow me to answer protected questions because I gave away earned rep in bounties

I noticed that I can't answer protected questions. I don't want to actually, but it says: It was FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, but I also didn't have an ability to answer other protected ...
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Should we prevent "Improve this Question" from appearing when a user has 200 reputation on another site?

When a user gains 200 reputation on any site, the association bonus applies as soon as they join the site. However before they join, they are treated as a 1 rep user. This means that "Improve ...
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Why do some users have an association bonus even if they are not in any other Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Why do some users have an association bonus even if they are not in any other Stack Exchange sites (as shown in their profile)? P.S.- I came across many users recently (like this one or this one).
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What happens to users who request deletion of their accounts, who both qualify for immediate deletion and for staff to preserve their votes?

To provide context: For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity have their account deleted immediately, ...
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What happens to the associaton bonus if an user is deleted and then recreate on a site? [duplicate]

This question came to mind while reading a comment on another question about loosing privileges dues to bounties. Suppose an user has enough rep on a site to get the association bonus on their other ...
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What is the association bonus, and how does it work?

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. Also: What privileges does the ...
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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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Include "the association bonus doesn't count" message in a protected question label [duplicate]

While reading a deleted post from Meta Stack Exchange at https://web.archive.org, I saw one of the older "protected question" labels: And then I saw one of the newer protected labels (this ...
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Bounties and deletion feature abuse [duplicate]

I have a potential exploit for the association bonus awarded and the bounty system. Primarily, it deals with reputation-inflation. Initiation and motivation: Most of us at least have 200 reputation ...
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Association bonus (+100 rep) and site disconnection bug?

Bug 1: Association bonuses for no apparent reason. This user joined our stack with 101 rep (from the association bonus). On checking rep I see one other stack with 101 rep, and one stack with 1 rep. ...
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What is reputation's association bonuses' link leads to a 404

Go on any What is reputation? page. (Tested on Meta Meta, Code Review and Travel) In the "How do I earn reputation?" section below the list there is a link for association bonuses. Click on &...
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Is all reputation equal, or was this a bug? [duplicate]

Due to long use and positive reputation across other stack exchange sites, I've started getting 100 reputation immediately on joining a new stack-exchange site. A question interested me in a site I ...
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Bug in account reputation association?

I found out recently that if you have over 200 rep in a stackexchange community, you are supposed to receive +100 rep on all stackexchange sites you are a part of. Despite having over 300 rep on ...
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Why do some users (still) not have the association bonus? [duplicate]

From this post on Meta SO I understand that the change in the value of question upvotes from +5 to +10 led to a bug resulting in some users not receiving the association bonuses. That question is now ...
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Have multiple site accounts and enough reputation to qualify for the association bonus, but didn't receive it

Is it still a thing? I don’t think I’ve ever seen it. Ask Ubuntu: 264 Meta SE: 81 Linguistics: 56 Area 51: 51 (spooky!) Super User: 33 Unix & Linux: 3 Stack Overflow | User Experience | Bicyles | ...
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Why this user hasn't got the association bonus on Super User [duplicate]

This user has more than 200 rep. On Stack overflow but why he hasn't got the +100 association bonus on Super User? Link to user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/1629471/sam
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Why is the Association Bonus not showing up as privilege in the Help Center?

Why is qualifying for the association bonus (at 200 reputation) not mentioned in the privileges list in the Help Center?
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Did I merge my accounts or not?

Today I managed to recover the password of my old account and wanted to merge it with my new one. I changed the email address of the old account to the same one which is saved in my new account. I ...
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On Meta Stack Overflow, the association bonus should count towards the rep requirement for protected questions

The association bonus is ignored by design for the 10 reputation requirement to answer a protected question. Since Meta Stack Overflow is the only meta with separate reputation (correct me if I'm ...
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Mark 200 reputation in the privilege ladder

Despite being an important mark, the reaching of 200 reputation is not marked in the privilege ladder. The achievement grant in fact some privileges around the SE network Qualification for an ...
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Am I hacked? Or what happened with my reputation? [duplicate]

I just logged in- and.. I am worried. Is it okay? Just to make sure, I don't use and never wished to use and never used a hacking engine.
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Why do I have different reputation on each Stack Exchange site?

For example, on bitcoin.stackexchange.com and android.stackexchange.com and stackoverflow.com I have different reputation scores. This is very frustrating because I have no interest in wasting hours ...
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Association bonus after deleting the network profile

If you use SE and get the association bonus, proceed to delete your profiles from all SE sites and have your network profile deleted, and then create a new SE profile using the same credentials, will ...
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Joining new SE site with association bonus: +98 rep visual glitch [duplicate]

I just joined Code Review SE and was surprised by this visual glitch: It says "+98" on the top right corner, but the popup clearly states "+100". I can think of 2 possibilities: I started with 2 rep ...
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Determine if a user got an association bonus in SEDE

Is there a way to determine if a user received the association bonus on account creation?
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Remove "be nice new user" message from users who are active in other sites on the network [duplicate]

This answer is clearly not answering the question (examples before 1950), and is marked a new user, but has a 61K+ reputation on another site (stack overflow) and thus we shouldn't have to explain the ...
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In the last hours, why do new users with the association bonus think that Web Applications is about developing web apps rather than using them?

On Web Applications today, May 17, 2019 GMT-5, we've received several questions about developing web applications from new users with the association bonus (reputation = 101). We have always had this ...
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Can a user make two accounts that both get the site reputation bonus at 200 rep then merge the two accounts, getting the association bonus twice?

If an alternate account earns 200 reputation and gets the association bonus, then the alternate account is merged with a different account that also has earned the association bonus, do both bonuses ...
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Association bonus conflicts with 'Trusted User' privilege

When you hit 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, you are met with the prompt: You've earned a bonus 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network. The key part is: ...
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Take into account all of the reputations from all stackexchange sites [duplicate]

I use the Stack Exchange sites very often to find solutions to problems and help me with decision-making. In some sites I have asked question and received answers, and I have more than 15 reputation. ...
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Increase trusted user rep bonus on a new site to 125 from 100

When a user trusted on other sites joins a new site, they get 100 free rep. This should be changed to 125, so that trusted users don't have to wait 40 minutes between posting questions. Alternatively,...
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The association bonus does not persist as advertised and "Altruistic" users are penalized

The association bonus FAQ says: This bonus gives users who have shown some basic understanding of how the Stack Exchange system works a boost past the initial site restrictions on sites where they ...
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Is the site association bonus taken into account for Brunhilde hat? [duplicate]

The Brunhilde hat is described as: earn 150 reputation points on three different sites (not including Stack Overflow) within 15 days. Does the +100 site association bonus count towards the ...
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Am I trusted or not? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago I registered on Meta. I received 100 rep points because you trust me on other sites. You've earned a bonus of 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network I ...
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Users with only the association bonus can answer protected questions on per-site metas

A user on Photography has only 103 rep, and has the association bonus rights. So their rep without the association bonus is 3. Yet they were able to post this answer to a protected question on the ...
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Sudden Gain of 100 Reputation Points [duplicate]

Not long ago I suddenly received 100 points in every Stack Exchange site I was a member of. I got 100 points just for signing up in Meta Stack Exchange. Is this a glitch, or a planned change?
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Having 200 reputation points on Super User should not allow me to get 100 points in Stack Overflow

Having 200 reputation points on Super User should not allow me to get 100 points on Stack Overflow. I got easy 100 rep points on SO by linking my account on SU. Getting points is very tough if you ...
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Wrong association bonus point number shown while joining Space Exploration community [duplicate]

Recently I had joined to Space Exploration community. Though I have receive 100 association bonus point, wrong number was shown as notification.
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Should protected questions prevent the comment privilege from the association bonus? [duplicate]

At 1 rep, a user can post, i.e. ask a question or post an answer to a question. They must earn sufficient rep to be able to comment. Users with the association bonus get 100 points added, so a new ...
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Proposing multiple association bonuses

Stack Exchange only has one 100-reputation association bonus awarded when one of your accounts crosses the 200 reputation mark. This is a problem because a user can have access to moderator tools at ...
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Should we use the number "110 reputation" more widely with regards to the amount of rep needed to answer protected questions?

Please note: This is not a request to do anything. I'd like to obtain a general consensus before filing specific requests for specific changes. We apparently get quite a bit of confusion from users ...
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Why do we use [bonus-reputation] instead of [association-bonus]? Let's not!

Everyone calls it the "association bonus". Is there a historical reason for this? Can we please at least synonymize the two or (preferably for me) make association-bonus the master tag? On our FAQ ...
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Remove user restrictions privilege "earned" at 101 rep with association bonus only? [duplicate]

I know that as a new user(or one with only the association bonus like me), one cannot post answers to protected questions, like this one: However, I noticed something very strange. When I click on ...
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Association bonus not awarded when joining new site, plus profile not updated

I just joined pets.stackexchange.com While joining Error page appeared (error page does not specify any details but URL indicates openid error?) I noticed I did not receive association bonus and ...
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Association bonus for combined reputation across multiple Stack Exchange sites

The Association Bonus is awarded when one of your linked accounts has reached 200 reputation points, and as a result, all associated accounts are given a 100 point bonus. The bonus is awarded because ...