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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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.

  • 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) Jan 10, 2013 at 18:53
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    No, they won't.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 10, 2013 at 19:56

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