"OMSO" = old meta.stackoverflow.com
"MSO" = new Meta for SO (the MSO/MSE split)
I agree with the split, it's now more logical, and matches the rest of the Stack network -
The Site -> The Meta for The Site.
And it's logical for rep on MSO to reflect the rep from SO, also matching the other sites' logic.
But I disagree with the privilege loss.
I earned privileges on OMSO when it WAS the Meta for SO, but now following the split I don't have those privileges on MSO.
On OMSO, I had privileges to assist with matters for the Meta for stackoverflow.com:
- cast close and reopen votes
- create tag synonyms
- edit questions and answers
- create tags
I gained these privileges because I earned rep while helping out on the Meta site for stackoverflow.com!
But now I'm no longer privileged to do such things, just because it's changed and I haven't earned the privileges on Stack Overflow.
I know this is how other Stack sites do it, but this is not how OMSO did it (it's not what I signed up for dammit :P).
I was trusted a few days ago to do these things, now I am not..?
I know OMSO setup was a jumble of MSO and MSE, from early days, and hence the recent split.
And I agree with the split, but why lose the privileges I've already earned and been told I'm trusted with?
You'd do it for Randolph Scott!
♪♪ Raaaaan-dolph Sco~o~o~o~ott ♪♪
When I helped out on OMSO, it was also the Meta for stackexchange.com, and my privileges have been transferred to MSE to reflect this.
Isn't it therefore logical to state that as my helping out on OMSO also meant I was helping out on the Meta for SO, I should also still have the privileges for MSO too?
Keep MSO a slight "exception to the rule" and reinstate old privileges on MSO to reflect what people earned on OMSO.