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Following the discussion here, I've created a question and answer to serve as a reference for the future. I've tagged it [faq-suggestion] as I think we probably need to include something about this in our FAQs when we go public.

I've used the same OpenID for all of my accounts on Stackexchange and The Trilogy sites, but I haven't got the +100 rep bonus I've heard talked about. Why is this?

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You need to have 200 reputation on one of the sites you're a member of in order to get the +100 reputation bonus when linking accounts, as outlined by Jeff here.

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  • Hmm, it didn't happen for me. I have well over 200 rep here but when I created a Stack Overflow account I'm stuck at 1 over there, even after clicking the "join accounts" button here. – Reid Jul 21 '10 at 1:15
  • That's probably because this site is not yet out of beta and is not yet a full member of the StackExchange community. – gabr Jul 21 '10 at 7:28
  • It did work for me, as it has done with all other sites I'm a member of. Post on meta.SO with a [bug] tag? – Edd Jul 21 '10 at 8:44

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