This question offers a bounty of 100 and the user has a grand total of one point. I'm sure there is an obvious reason and I am sure I shall kick myself when I am told.

But how does this work, exactly ?

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    To whatever curmudgeon is downvoting this harmless question: why? What’s the point? It’s asked and answered. Let it go.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 12:27
  • +1 I wondered the same thing myself on a different question. I solved the problem by looking up the user's profile, and then kicked myself.
    – ab2
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 14:52
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    @ab2 How did looking at the user's profile help solve the problem?
    – Lawrence
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 16:02
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    @Lawrence I made a mistake in that comment. After I posted it, I remembered that what I had done was read the rules about offering a bounty. I just kicked myself again. (But see Cerberus's answer, below.)
    – ab2
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 16:59

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The reputation needed for the bounty has already been subtracted, so he had 101 before he placed the bounty. See his reputation history:


He got 101 from his association bonus.

  • What a generous guy. Offering all of his association bonus.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Dec 10, 2017 at 2:51
  • So that he can make a 'clean start' from scratch on ELU, @Nigel J -- certainly a very generous person. Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 15:03

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