This is weird. On meta.SO I seem to have my own reputation, different from my Stack Overflow reputation. Yet, according to the FAQs, there is no reputation on any meta site (other than this one, Stack Exchange Meta) As stated:
Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your reputation on Stack Overflow (synchronized hourly), though you earn separate badges. You must have 5 reputation to participate on meta.
So I shouldn't have any reputation on meta. However I do, along with everybody else.
How to see your meta reputation in 3 easy steps (with Ethan K)
Click on this button:
Then add any meta site that is not this one to the
YOUR COMMUNITIESsection with the edit button next to it. You may want to add the main site as well if it is not already there (for ease of seeing the
bugfeature, not required)
problem feature will become visible - your meta account has a reputation of its own!
See it without markup on it here.
If you are wondering what is going on here, this is what happened: A Stack Overflow employee saw this question (animuson?) and even though status-declined is shown, the Stack Overflow team secretly added it (steps to trigger it shown above) and it took 3 years and 6 months for someone (me!) to find it. Somebody (a moderator) should really edit that post to status-completed.
Or it could be a bug. Naw.
The Stack Overflow Team should either (#1) Remove this value altogether or (#2) Add it as a useless value to everybody's profile as well so more people can enjoy it (for the coolness factor only, no real effect). Personally, I like the idea of #2 so you can see what your rep would be on meta (no purpose other than looking cool, mind you). You can suggest your opinion in the comments/an answer if you like.
Anyway, can we fix this bug?