The table Users returns the same number as reputation if a query is run on the meta site and on the main site. Maybe it would make more sense to user "meta reputation" from meta if the query is run on meta.

Let me clarify what I mean by "meta reputation": I mean reputation calculated from posts on a per-site meta in the same way it is calculated from the posts on the main site. I know that such value isn't displayed anywhere. But I suppose that Stack Exchange software calculates it somewhere (without showing it), for example, I'd expect that this is basis for awarding Mortarboard, Epic and Legendary badges on per-site metas. EDIT: Some comments pointed out that on metas these might be actually awarded badges based on upvotes/scores rather than gained reputation.1

I suppose that sometimes it might be interesting to see "meta reputation" for users. (Of course, I am aware that from the stuff available in SEDE, I can get total score on non-CW answers, which seems like a reasonable approximation of reputation.) On the other hand, I will freely admit that I have no idea how difficult would adding this information into SEDE be.

1Related posts: Should I really have been awarded mortarboard on a Per-site meta?, How can I see my meta reputation history? (Meta Stack Overflow), “Mortarboard” continues to be awarded on Meta Stack Overflow (Meta Stack Overflow). Maybe also: How to calculate per site meta reputation? (Thanks for pointing out these posts in the comments.)


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This feature request makes sense, but until that, you can use one of the various queries to compute (an approximation) yourself. Using one of mine, I was able to generate this graph of your reputation on Mathematics Meta.

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Coincidentally, your Math.Meta virtual reputation is almost equal to your Math reputation!

Note that many similar queries use the old reputation system which (up to November 2019) only gave +5 reputation for question upvotes. They do show the correct (virtual) reputation in, say, 2018, but the reputation system changes were applied retroactively. The newer queries, including the one I linked to, approximate the 'official' graphs on your site profile and network profile, and the way Mortarboard and similar badges are awarded.

  • For sale of completeness may I remind you of our 'meta Flair' discussion, and the query to calculate badge count on all Meta sites; while not mentioned in the question I feel that the badge count is part of the reputation obtained on per-site-meta. --- I'll leave it up to you if this would improve your answer, or you could delete this comment if it's not helpful.
    – Rob
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 12:58
  • Doesn't that blog post from '19 mention that the question rep bump was made retroactive, so that all upvotes on questions made before the change were also made to be worth +10 instead of +5? Why would you need the old calculation up until Nov. '19?
    – zcoop98
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 16:45
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    @zcoop98 you're right, the last paragraph was confusing. I hope it makes more sense now.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 17:16
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    @Rob it's not what the OP is after, but it's good to have it linked here.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 17:18

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