I wanted to add an answer to this question but couldn't. It is marked as protected and an answer "requires 10 reputation on this site". However, it seems I have 101 reputation. What am I missing?


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The association bonus of hundred points that you got does not count in this context (by design). Thus, in the context of protected questions you have only one point.

I admit the documentation is not very clear here and this is a repeated source of confusion. Yet it is there somewhat implicitly, namely it says: "[...] you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site." And, the idea is that the association-bonus is not points that were earned on this site, but rather a welcome-gift.

But, again, I agree this is not very clear. Sorry, for the inconvenience.

  • $\begingroup$ This makes things quite confusing, then. Are there other things that the bonus points don't cover? $\endgroup$
    – timtfj
    Dec 12, 2018 at 11:08

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