Nearly half of the 35 newest users in Ubuntu StackExchange have exactly 101 reputation and no history of participation on the site. What's the explanation?

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You start with 1 point. You get 100 points for associating your account with one on another Stack-site (provided that other account has 200+ rep). There's more of an explanation here on the StackOverflow blog.

  • So if I've already associated my other accounts, and then I exceed 200 rep, will my other accounts get the +100 then?
    – Jeremy
    Commented Oct 17, 2010 at 0:53
  • Don't think so. It's a at-registration bonus AFAIK.
    – Oli Mod
    Commented Oct 17, 2010 at 7:44
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    @Jeremy (and later readers): Unassociate and re-associate your accounts to get the bonus (after one of them has 200 rep) in that case.
    – Fred Nurk
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 23:27
  • The association bonus is applied whenever you associate with another SE account with sufficient rep. Commented Mar 23, 2011 at 22:23

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