You have two separate accounts because they are two different sites.
If you have a high rep on Stackoverflow it generally means that the community trust/agree with your questions/answers. That doesn't mean that your question/answers will be as, for want of a better word, accepted on Meta.Stackoverflow The same goes for other sites in the trilogy - I wouldn't expect the same amount of rep on SuperUser as I have Stackoverflow. I would have to earn it.
About for Meta
This site is for meta-discussion of a family of Q&A websites, all based on the Stack Exchange engine.
What the heck is meta-discussion?
Let's ask our friends at Wikipedia:
Meta-discussion means discussion of the discussion itself
instead of the actual topic of the discussion. For example:
- the style of a discussion
- its participants
- the setting in which the discussion occurs
- the relationship of the discussion to other discussions on the same or different
The etymology for the "meta-" prefix dates back to Aristotle's
Metaphysics, which came after his works on physics. The fundamental meaning
of the prefix in Greek is simply "after."
And from the
FAQ for Stackoverflow
What kind of questions can I ask here?
Stack Overflow is for professional and enthusiast programmers,
people who write code because they love it. We feel the best Stack Overflow questions
have a bit of source code in them, but if your question generally covers …
- a specific programming problem
- a software algorithm
- software tools commonly used by programmers
- matters that are unique to the programming profession
… then you're in the right place to ask your question!
Please look around to see if your question has already been asked (and maybe even
answered!) before you ask. It's also perfectly fine to ask and answer your
own question, as long as you pretend you're on
Jeopardy: phrase it in the form of a question.
meta.stackoverflow serves a purpose for sites based on StackExchange I think it has been mentioned that the name should be changed - I think we are too far gone for that, however that a different discussion all together.