I saw many changes of the user interface on the meta site. What is the meta user tab (check the below image) on my profile page?

Am I getting a new account with reputation points as a Stack Overflow account (link)?


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The account linked in the question is for Meta Stack Overflow. This is a new per-site Meta associated with Stack Overflow.

This site is used to ask the questions related to suggestion, bugs, and doubts about Stack Overflow.

Before this Meta Stack Overflow was the Meta site for the entire Stack Exchange network. This has been migrated to Meta Stack Exchange (this site). Questions related to SO should be only there.

This is reason you feel changes on the Meta site.

  • no no no , I think my meta.stackoverflow.com account change to meta.stackexchange.com . All SO sites will give 1 rep for new account.
    – Cataclysm
    Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00
  • @Cataclysm no dear. This is new site you can see meta.stackexchange.com site also separately it is exist . Apr 22, 2014 at 5:02
  • Oh ! I see this
    – Cataclysm
    Apr 22, 2014 at 5:05
  • @Cataclysm right, this is newly launched site. Apr 22, 2014 at 5:06
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    @Cataclysm - The reason you think this is not a new website is: MSO is a new site with old name while MSE is an old site with a new name (i.e. the old MSO renamed to MSE).
    – Himanshu
    Apr 22, 2014 at 5:11
  • @hims056 If so , why my rep does not start with 1 ? I got this new MSO account with rep as my SO account.
    – Cataclysm
    Apr 22, 2014 at 5:37
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    @Cataclysm - Because MSO is now per-site-meta which reflects main site's reputation.
    – Himanshu
    Apr 22, 2014 at 5:45

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