A user 'DAMAN' has 101 reputation on superuser without any answer and a single question with 0 score. Where has his reputation come from? He is just member since 5 days?

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This will probably be moved to meta

In short, users who are active on other sites in the stack exchange network gets an association bonus of 100 reputation points on this site. The requirement is to have above 200 reputation points on an SE site.

The reason is that such users probably know the format, and some of the restrictions for new users, such as commenting, doesn't make sense for users that knows the format.

In addition, 100 is not high reputation. It essentially bypasses some checks placed on new users, such as voting, commenting on other peoples questions, participate in chat etc.

High reputation is a couple of thousand and upwards, where you get privileges such as edit questions and answers without approval, vote to close and so forth.

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    Indeed, if you look at the users Reputation tab it confirms that this is the reason. superuser.com/users/1106787/daman?tab=reputation
    – Mokubai Mod
    Commented Nov 2, 2019 at 13:24
  • But still, on stack overflow, He too got an association bonus but he is not on any other platform? How did he got the bonus on stack overflow? Commented Nov 2, 2019 at 13:36
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    @BhavyaGupta, It's possible to mark communities as hidden so they won't show on your profile. That's probably what's happened.
    – kicken
    Commented Nov 2, 2019 at 14:45
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    Daman has 776 rep on Mathematics
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Nov 2, 2019 at 17:25

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