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I was looking through the user list and it looks like a lot of people registered on Code Review (the main site, not meta) already have a reputation score of 101 without having participated on this site whatsoever. Is this a residual score calculated from their participation on other Stack Exchange sites?

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Correct -- you get +100 bonus reputation on any new site in the Stack Exchange network, so long as you have +200 rep somewhere in the network.

Since you start with 1 rep, that means you end up with +101 rep total.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for clarifying. This is my first time on a SE site (if you don't count Stack Overflow). I'm relatively new there, too. \$\endgroup\$ – 65Fbef05 Feb 17 '11 at 12:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the club :-) \$\endgroup\$ – Rice Flour Cookies Jun 30 '11 at 17:48

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