The minimum reputation required to post on a per-site meta is a per-site setting (that defaults to 5). I don't know how many sites have this setting adjusted, but at least Code Golf and Ask Patents have the minimum reduced to 1. That leads to slightly odd messages in at least three places:
- Help Center > What is "meta"? How does it work? This has "You must have 1 reputation to participate on meta."
- The Privilege overview now lists the "you may post on meta" privilege before the "you may post on main" privilege.
- The Participate in Meta privilege itself contains an entire paragraph for "Why do I need 1 rep to post there?". On Ask Patents it gets even weirder where the paragraph heading still reads "...need 5 rep...".
None of these are urgent blockers, but they don't exactly improve the onboarding experience for new users who happen to discover the network through one of the sites where this privilege has been adjusted.