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Earlier today I saw the New Contributor indicator attached to a user who had 2,700 reputation and had been a member of the site for over 2 years. When I went to leave a comment, I saw a banner of “(User) is a new contributor. Be nice, and check out our Code of Conduct.” above the comment.

This was very confusing until I realised what was going on: this occurred on our per-site meta, and this was the first day the user had contributed to our site's meta.

Could the indicator & banner be updated on meta sites to make it clear it's not just being buggy?

  • Update the “New Contributor” indicator to say “New Contributor to Meta” or “New Meta Contributor”
  • Update the comment/answer banner to say “(User) is a new contributor to this meta. Be nice, and check our Code of Conduct.”

(Text bolded just for the sake of this feature request; don't have it bolded in the released version.)

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    I also was confused - see this meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/372906/… – JonH Aug 22 '18 at 11:26
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    I was typing up a question for meta.GDSE saying the exact same thing. It's confusing to see a user with 4K rep and a chat regular marked as a 'new contibuter'. – PieBie Aug 30 '18 at 7:27
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    See meta.stackexchange.com/q/315047/239016. I took the liberty of including your request in mine. – SQB Sep 3 '18 at 17:44
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    @SQB You have my updoot! :D – doppelgreener Sep 3 '18 at 18:36
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    I think that for users who are new to the specific site (or meta site), but not to the Stack Exchange network as a whole, "<user> is new to <site name>" would be better than your current wording. – 3D1T0R Sep 11 '18 at 19:43

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