I love my meta rep. I'm shamelessly farming it to help launch the GIS site.

Still, I think that the decision to avoid distinct meta rep on the new sites is a really smart thing.

In my opinion, things would be better if your effective rep on meta was derived in some fashion from your rep on the other sites, and that no new rep was created here -- just as on the new sites.

If you read this and agree, please upvote. In the short term, you'll help launch GIS. In the long term, you'll make unicorns smile.

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    I'm confused on how you can use your meta rep here to help launch GIS. What kind of hack is that? – Lance Roberts Jul 16 '10 at 22:38
  • @Lance The weight of your commitment is based on how much rep on other sites you have. Having 4k+ meta rep contributes towards that. – Kyle Cronin Jul 16 '10 at 22:59
  • @Kyle, thanks, forgot about that. – Lance Roberts Jul 16 '10 at 23:02
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    what problem are you trying to solve? – waffles Jul 16 '10 at 23:06
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    This is a good trick: by asking people to upvote this, you get more meta rep! – James McNellis Jul 16 '10 at 23:10
  • @Lan meta rep is part of aggregate rep that contributes to launch. Isn't it? If not, I'll just delete this. – Rosinante Jul 16 '10 at 23:14
  • @waf Well, there's Evan Carroll. – Rosinante Jul 16 '10 at 23:15
  • @Ros, yep, you're right, just forgot about that aspect. – Lance Roberts Jul 16 '10 at 23:35
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    What is this jizz site you're talking about? – random Jul 17 '10 at 0:56

You can take my 5 Necromancer badges from my cold dead hand.

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    How about from your other one? – Michael Petrotta Jul 16 '10 at 23:35
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    Whose cold dead hand are we taking the badge from? You are a necromancer, after all.... – user164291 Feb 18 '12 at 22:16

I disagree, because meta.stackoverflow.com is fundamentally different from meta.foo.stackexchange.com. This meta site has spent a lot of time and discussion on shaping the form of the StackExchange engine as a whole. The new meta sites don't have to discuss the engine as much, because it is already well-established. They can devote themselves to issues of moderation that is only relevant to one specific site.

This comes back to the debate as to whether meta.stackoverflow.com will be merged with meta.stackexchange.com. To do this properly we'd need to separate the Stack Overflow-specific discussions from those that pertain to the Stack Exchange engine. No, I'm not volunteering! :)

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  • Chacun a son goat. – Rosinante Jul 17 '10 at 0:04
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    I think you mean à chacun son goût? But then, Canadian French is akin to Texan English :) – Ether Jul 17 '10 at 0:06
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    I choose my jokes capriciously. – Rosinante Jul 5 '11 at 1:27

Note that when meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange are split up, then SO and MSO will likely become linked, whereas the current MSO rep will me moved to the new MSE.

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  • Is the post still turned in a comment if you edit the answer after posting it? – Rob W Jul 22 '12 at 23:08
  • @RobW: It seems that after writing a long enough answer, I can trim it to turn it into a shorter post without it becoming auto-converted to a comment. Ugly hack, but it works. – MvG Jul 22 '12 at 23:17

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