-15

Why is participating in meta a privilege in Stack Overflow? https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges/participate-in-meta

  • 5
    This is literally answered on the help page you linked. If you have any specific issue with the explanation there, please adapt your question accordingly. – l4mpi Jan 16 at 14:10
  • 4
    This was closed as a duplicate of Why are meta communities restricted by reputation per community? but it is not a duplicate of that question. That question is asking why 5 rep on one site doesn't allow you into all metas on all sites. This is asking why 5 rep is required at all. – doppelgreener Jan 16 at 14:19
  • 5
    Getting 5 reputation isn't exactly a major impediment to participation - you can get that with two accepted edits. You can also get more than that with a single upvote on any of your posts (10 points) or an accepted answer (15 points). – EJoshuaS - Reinstate Monica Jan 16 at 14:46
  • Note that if you get the Association Bonus, you will unlock access to all Metas. – Robert Columbia Jan 17 at 0:45
  • i think people are downvoting my things on Stack Overflow lol – Mr PizzaGuy Jan 17 at 1:41
8

Right at the bottom of the Participate in meta privilege description you've linked:

Because we allow anonymous participation, we require a small bit of parent site reputation to prevent spam, and ensure that meta is for active, engaged members of the community.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .