Edit: I've rewritten the title to indicate I do not have a personal "opinion" on this matter, but that I'm rather trying to see where everybody stands in regards to new member participation on meta.
I'll start by stating, in my searching, I didn't find any suggestions for this.
As I've stated outright in the title, Should access to MSO be restricted to senior members?
I actually am taking people like myself for example, who only have a few hundred rep on the main SO. Badges exist for working between the communities, but I have taken into consideration a few things.
The generic positive of awarding badges on SO for use of MSO:
1. More eyes, more opinions. Edit: I mean opinions based on facts (i.e. i believe this interface/feature is dysfunctional because of
... There may be more, lesser prominent positives. I'd love to hear them.
The negatives I see to this system:
1. Any eyes, yes, but are they good eyes?
1a. Have these eyes seen enough?
1b. Are they qualified?
I know I'm not (qualified). Personally, I feel like I don't know anything about SO's infrastructure enough to contribute. Not to mention that some people posting here might not even understand duplicates and the problems they present to the community.
Hence the title, Meta-Meta SO, the only thing I'm qualified to talk about on meta.stackoverflow is the ability of talking on Meta SO.
In other words, I really don't plan on talking here again (until I have more experience with SO).
I would love to hear extrapolations of my positives and negatives, and some conclusions people can draw (perhaps who have more experienced and have witnessed lots of good/bad content with those examples).
I do not believe this is an opinion based thread, but that facts will filter the right answer.