I have lots of questions on this (meta.stackexchange.com), and all of them are about Stack Overflow.

I just learned that there is also a Meta Stack Overflow. How should I transfer them, and will my reputation points also be transferred with the questions?


If your questions relate only to Stack Overflow, they should be on Meta Stack Overflow rather than here, though if they haven't been moved already, it's unlikely they were overtly limited to Stack Overflow.

That said, no, migrating them to Meta Stack Overflow will not earn you any reputation on Stack Overflow because participation on per-site metas does not impact your reputation on the site. It's only here on Meta Stack Exchange that reputation is awarded for votes on questions and answers.

Looking at your two undeleted questions other than this one, I don't think there's any reason to move them, though. They are applicable to the entire network, not only Stack Overflow.

  • However, when I visit Meta StackOverflow, I see the same reputation as my normal StackOverflow one. – user402819 Oct 2 '18 at 1:30
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    Exactly. Your rep on MSO is your rep on Stack Overflow. The only way to earn reputation on SO is to earn it on SO. Activity on MSO doesn't get you reputation. – Catija Oct 2 '18 at 1:31
  • Oh, so that means that I can't earn any reputation for anything anywhere on MSO? – user402819 Oct 2 '18 at 1:32
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    That is what I said, yes. "Participation on meta sites do not generally impact your reputation on the site". I say "generally" because this site is the one exception. – Catija Oct 2 '18 at 1:34
  • Ooooh... make sense. Thank you a lot Catija! – user402819 Oct 2 '18 at 1:36

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