Should reputation from SO carry over to Meta?
What is the purpose of having an independent reputation system for the users of meta stackoverflow? Isn't it the case that all (non-trivial) meta stackoverflow users are stackoverflow users, and the users with high enough reputation in the latter should be trusted as much in the former? I don't get the idea that users of stackoverflow with certain privileges have a different accessibility in meta stackoverflow. Wouldn't it be much simpler if the reputations and the priviledges of a user of stackoverflow carried over to meta stackoverflow?
Another reason I am against having an independent reputation for the meta is because, if you have multiple accounts on stackexchange, it will show as a list with your reputations. However, only one site, that is meta stackoverflow, stands out strangely. Reputation points on other sites may reflect your contribution/ability in a particular field, but it does not seem to make sense to have your meta points listed. It does not look like a much meaningful measure to be shown as a property of the user.