As everyone (reading this post) knows, your SO rep is different from your SO meta rep.

On other sites, such as Programmers, your meta rep is your main site rep.

Shouldn't there be a single, consistent policy across all sites?

One solution would be to have a single meta rep on all meta sites.

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    There will be soon(ish) there are plans to split MSO into a proper meta for Stack Overflow and Meta.StackExchange where network issues can be discussed.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Apr 7, 2012 at 16:35
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    @ChrisF Is there a place where I can read about these kinds of upcoming changes and educate myself? If so please provide a link. Apr 7, 2012 at 17:04
  • Here is where you learn about such things. I can't find the link right now though - sorry
    – ChrisF Mod
    Apr 7, 2012 at 17:05

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Meta StackOverflow is special. It acts as both SO's meta site and the meta site for all of Stack Exchange. Because of that, it really is more of a regular SE site than a meta-site. Therefore, it has its own separate reputation.

There are plans to split it up into two sites: a regular SE site (for dealing with suggestions and discussion for all of SE) and SO's meta-site. At which point, it will work like a regular meta-site.

  • So at that point your SO rep and your SO meta rep will be the same? (And your current SO meta rep will migrate to the new "SE meta" site?) Apr 7, 2012 at 16:46
  • Meta StackOverflow is special - In more than one ways ;P
    – yannis
    Apr 7, 2012 at 20:19
  • @ScottWilson Yes. Jun 12, 2012 at 0:15
  • So where do the unicorns go? Oct 19, 2012 at 5:32

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