I have over 22k rep on various SE sites (mainly EE.SE) and received the 100 rep bonus when I came here for the first time and signed in.
However, I was prevented from answering a protected question because of insufficient reputation.
What gives? Since when is 101 less than 10? Is this a bug or by design? If it is by design, admins should update the protection note to clearly say that rep earned elsewhere doesn't count against the restriction.
Tried with two different browsers - same deal.