I have noticed one user on photo.stackexchange.com that has more than 100 in reputation but no answers and no questions - how is that possible?


3 Answers 3


There's a +100 rep bonus for linking accounts, with a requirement of 200 rep on another site. Your accounts are already linked, but you don't have the necessary rep. Read more on Meta.


If you link to existing stackexchange/stackoverflow account(s), you'll get 100 rep points.

Maybe there's some other option that will also increase reputation without getting upvoted?

  • How can I link to existing account ?
    – Imageree
    Jul 17, 2010 at 21:44
  • That should be a new question.
    – gabr
    Jul 17, 2010 at 21:58
  • @Imageree: Should be covered on Meta, but sorry I don't have a link handy. If you use the same OpenIDs, it should be nearly automatic, as I recall, though. @gabr: Upvoted questions/answers subsequently deleted (without a rep recalc) would also do it, but that's going to be relatively rare.
    – user167
    Jul 17, 2010 at 22:41
  • I use the same OpenId for all sites and I didn't get any extra points for that.
    – Imageree
    Jul 18, 2010 at 0:48
  • @Roger: This should be a new answer. @Imageree: Post a new question about account linking so that we can find an answer to that.
    – gabr
    Jul 18, 2010 at 6:01
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    @Imageree I've asked & answerred your question to serve as a reference: meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/116/…
    – Edd
    Jul 20, 2010 at 11:01
  • @Edd: Excellent!
    – gabr
    Jul 20, 2010 at 13:07

Just to clear up gabrs answer.

If you have an account in any of the stackexchange websites with 200+ rep (Specifically StackExchange 2.0 websites that were created through Area51) if you login with that same id on another SE website, it will associate your account and give you +100 rep.

Quote from Jeff Atwoods Answer here "The feature is intended for experienced users who have already reached this threshold, and are now proceeding to new sites in the network.

That way they aren't "noobs" on the new site, they have 101 rep and can use all the core functions"

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