I don't get it. I can't answer a question on Home Improvement although I have a high reputation (2400 points) on stackoverflow, and also good scores on other networks.

What's the wisdom of this rule?

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    It takes a minute sometimes to get the bonus 100 rep for being trusted on other SE sites. You have it now, so you could just delete this question.
    – Tyson
    Sep 22, 2017 at 22:24
  • Can you link the question you were trying to answer? Sep 22, 2017 at 23:21
  • @Tyson I already had the 100 points bonus, but it was mentioned that the 100 points for being trusted on other networks will not be considered for this rule.
    – Basil A
    Sep 23, 2017 at 21:22
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    @ThreePhaseEel Where could all these flies be coming from? diy.stackexchange.com/questions/13667/…
    – Basil A
    Sep 23, 2017 at 21:23

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Presuming you came to diy.se becuase you saw a Hot Network Question, it's very likely that question benefited a little too much from the visibility, and so was "protected". This is disclosed near the bottom of the question like this:

protected by ABCDEF yesterday

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count). (Emphasis mine).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?


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