In http://area51.stackexchange.com/users/40997/inquilinekea is reported that the user has a reputation of 151, but the reputation tab doesn't show any entry.


How can a user have such reputation without having gained it? Leaving out 101 points, there are still 50 points that are not reported.

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From the FAQ:

What is reputation?

Reputation is a (very) rough measurement of how much the Area 51 community trusts you. Reputation is never given, it is earned by convincing other users that you know what you're talking about.

You'll earn your first 50 reputation from confirming your email address. This will allow you to create proposals and example questions.


  •    1 - to start off with, as is done everywhere
  • 100 - for associating the account with another >200 rep SE account
  •  50 - for confirming the email address
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    This is only a partial answer to the question. The user mentioned by the OP had reputation of 151, which means they had associated their Area 51 account with their other StackExchange account(s), but these were not showing up in the accounts tab of the Area 51 user page. The answer is that the system only picks up the association (and credits any proposal with their reputation and status as an experience user) after a delay of about one day.
    – Verbeia
    Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 23:34

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