I think I may have found a solution to the stream of questions that belong on SO that arrive here: why don't we require a (low) minimal reputation on StackOverflow to allow posting on meta?
I think this makes perfect sense since I wonder:
How can someone contribute to the functioning (meta) of a site if he/she has absolutely no experience with the site in question?
I think most of us discovered meta after being on SO for a while, anyway.
Of course I'm well aware that the discussion of "should we require minimum rep for asking questions" has been made dozens of time for SO and other SE sites, and the answer is a big no to which I fully agree. But meta already works differently in so many ways. Surely this wouldn't even be the most dramatic difference?
This question also applies to other SE and Meta SE sites.