I never received the 50 points for validating my email. I HAVE confirmed and activated my account (just changed my email and re-activated it), but I never received the 50 points. I started out with 50, and have posted questions and answers since to get where I am now.
Wasnt sure if this was something I missed, or misread, or a bug.
Account creation: 50
Account validation: 50
"Question"-type thread opening: 15
"Discussion" or "Poll"-type thread opening: 10
Answering a thread or commenting a news article: 4
Selecting a "best answer" : 25
Being selected as the "best answer" : 40
it makes it seem like there's two 50 point awards.
not that I'm really concerned. The site helps regardless of what "level" I'm at