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I was poking around in WB, and I found this user, who had bountied this question. However, this user has 1 rep, bountied the question with 100 reputation, and, and here's the most confusing part: They've neither answered nor asked any questions. I don't think they've used an association bonus, b/c none of their listed sites have them showing with more than 200 rep.

Their username is their user number. Their most popular network question is a 20 upvote question of Gaming.SE, and on that site, their username is different: but again their user number.

Who is @67275?

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  • $\begingroup$ I think you only need 100 points to get associated bonus $\endgroup$
    – Drien RPG
    Jan 6 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ or probably if it's 200, they might have bountied some of their rep on another site $\endgroup$
    – Drien RPG
    Jan 6 at 12:22
  • $\begingroup$ @RPGlife You need 200 rep to get the association bonus, that I'm sure of. I don't know if you maintain the association bonus if you bounty your rep. $\endgroup$ Jan 6 at 12:45
  • $\begingroup$ @67275 who are you? $\endgroup$ Jan 6 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ his account is like 2 years old, he probably got the association bonus a very long time ago and spent it only recently $\endgroup$
    – Drien RPG
    Jan 6 at 13:11
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    $\begingroup$ They have offered 1300 rep in bounties on SuperUser. $\endgroup$ Jan 6 at 17:57

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Guess.. bounties are taken from the total SE points, rather than points for every individual sites ?

In that case 67275 can give away so many points, because the 67275 user has 140 accounts on SE. According to his profile, starting with 101 points everywhere, together he may spend 14000 points this way.

See https://stackexchange.com/users/1927945/67275?tab=accounts

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't think it's the case : If your new reputation brings you below the requirement for any privileges, you will lose access to those privileges. Means that if we take first from WB:SE first, we fall under the threshold, as shown on their page. However, one with 101 reputation everywhere can put one 100 bounty on every websites if they so desire. $\endgroup$
    – Tortliena
    Jan 10 at 12:14
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    $\begingroup$ I looked again.. 67275 is only an existing account on WB. This user had relevant activity on SuperUser as 174140, superuser.com/users/174140/174140 , the other accounts have all different names (!!), but the 500 bounty on SU could very well have been handed out legally, he had high reputation there (218k reached) . Other bounties are 100's. He is giving away all points on all SE websites, in the last month he earned 50 altruist badges everywhere on SE :d $\endgroup$
    – Goodies
    Jan 10 at 17:17
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They're a user, nothing particularly remarkable.

They have the association bonus from another site so they have 100 free rep points on every site they join. This gives them sufficient rep to issue a bounty. Usernames aren't unique across all of SO the fact that they have a different username on Gaming is pretty mundane.

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  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know you could switch usernames between sites. Not that I am active on the other SEs x)... $\endgroup$
    – Tortliena
    Jan 6 at 16:16
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know you can offer far more points as a bounty than you actually have in your account, how does this bounty system work ? Is it unlimited ? ref worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/219219/… and worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/209583/… $\endgroup$
    – Goodies
    Jan 30 at 22:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Goodies You spend your reputation to post a bounty. Points are spent when the bounty is issued, not when the reputation is distributed. Keep in mind that suspended users will have their reputation temporarily listed as 1 for the duration of their suspension. $\endgroup$
    – sphennings
    Jan 30 at 23:43

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