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I have opened an Area51 account, and I don't get the difference between it to Area51 discussion. I noticed that there is the Area51 and Area51 discussion where I get different badges. I also have seen that there are 2 different faqs. By now I have a question that got 2 up-votes, but the reputation is still 151 (probably will get updated soon). So my questions:

  • Do I have different reputations in Area51 and Area51 discussion?
  • Why do I have different badges?
  • Are these considered different sites? (like StackOverflow and Meta-StackOverflow)
  • Any other main differences between the tow?
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Area51 Discussion is basically the Meta site for Area51. Your reputation is taken from the main site like any other per-site Meta, but badges are awarded separately for actions you complete there (they're completely different than on the main site), also like any other per-site Meta.

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Sorry for the late response. So what you are saying is that questions in the discussion won't affect my reputation? (I have never looked into this at any site before) – Kahil Jan 10 '13 at 18:53
No, they won't. – animuson Jan 10 '13 at 19:56

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