I have seen some users here that are new and haven't posted anything that is, no user activity. How come these people have reputation of above 100 without doing anything. I found this while I was checking the users tab.

I could share the user's profile if requested but of course I am not blaming anyone. It might be a bug or something.

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This is because those users have gotten the reps from an associated bonus.

If a user have 200 or more reputation on at least one Stack Exchange site that user will automatically get 100 reputation when joining other sites on the Stack Exchange network.

See: What is the association bonus?

  • I didn't know this. Maybe it was to counter the initial requirements for reputation on commenting. Thanks :) Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 16:18

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