How should a parent advise a child who wants to become a musician even though he is devoid of talent?

This question doesn't seem to let me answer. I know it's protected, but I have 101 rep.


1 Answer 1


Hi and welcome to the site.

This is a common question on all the sites. Site wide, one must earn 10 reputation on the specific site you wish to post an answer on. The 100 point association bonus doesn't count toward the rep needed to answer a protected question.

The question is addressed on Meta.SE:

Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ignored for this check, so you must have earned 10 or more reputation on that specific site to answer a protected question.

  • 1
    Ok! Makes sense, thanks. What good is the 100 then. :)
    – Almo
    Sep 15, 2015 at 0:46
  • 3
    The text in the in-page protection message across all SE sites certainly appears to imply that it's based on the literal reputation score, and not on activity specific to the current site; I do wish it would be reworded to be more explicit about the association bonus not counting, or in other words that it refers to rep earned through interactions on this site particularly. Sep 15, 2015 at 6:41
  • 2
    @Almo It does grant some privileges (e.g. vote up, chat, participate in meta). Just not all of them ;)
    – Acire
    Sep 15, 2015 at 10:51

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .