# Reputation for new users

I was trying to understand how the reputation works and I don't quite get it. It is not the first time, that I see users who ask their first question, don't have other activities (like answering questions) and having 100+ reputation. Is transferred from other websites like stackoverflow?

• Extra 100 is only awarded to the StackExchange Rich and Powerful Elite (tm) ;-P – Howard Pautz Sep 10 '16 at 3:18