Some user in the main page has 101 points without any questions or answers, because of an association bonus. Could someone please explain what is that?

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    $\begingroup$ They have some... "business" associates. Don't ask too many questions, or else. :-P $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Nov 5, 2013 at 23:55

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If you are already a member of a Stack Exchange site, when you join another site, you get an association bonus of 100 reputation on the new site.

From this page:

You gain reputation when you associate accounts of two or more Stack Exchange network sites, and at least one of those accounts already has 200 or more reputation: +100 on each site (awarded a maximum of one time per site)


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