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Why do I have a different reputation score on meta.stackoverflow.com and stackoverflow.com?

I have 139 reputation on Stack Overflow, but here for some reason I only have 1? This is strange. Aren't they supposed to be the same? I have enough to post questions to the "meta site" but why do I only have 1 here?

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Why is my reputation so low on Meta?

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Time Traveling Bobby, Piskvor, balpha Jul 29 '11 at 8:45

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Because Stack Overflow and its Meta site do not share reputation.

This is, as you've observed, different from the other Stack Exchange sites and their Metas, which do share reputation. The reason this site is different is because, in addition to being the per-site meta for Stack Overflow, it is also the meta site for the entire Stack Exchange network.

Unfortunately, you'll have to earn reputation here on Meta Stack Overflow the old-fashioned way! (Although you can receive a +100 bonus here once you've surpassed 200 on Stack Overflow.)

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I see, thanks for the answer. –  Nathan Aug 7 '11 at 20:18

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