Is this by-design or a bug?

  • +1 if only for a good question, but I have the feeling it's going to get asked again ... and again ... and again ... and ... and ... .. .. .. – jcolebrand Dec 10 '10 at 14:46
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    Careful, or your rep on SO will soon match your rep on meta SO ... they have an odd sense of humor. – Tim Post Dec 10 '10 at 15:20
  • @drachenstern It's already been asked again and again and again – Michael Mrozek Dec 10 '10 at 16:11
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    possible duplicate of Should reputation from SO carry over to Meta? – Michael Mrozek Dec 10 '10 at 16:15
  • @Michael ~ I felt there was some difference in the two. One seemed to be someone who knew the system, one didn't, or at least, that was my casual perusal... – jcolebrand Dec 10 '10 at 16:41
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    @drachenstern Sure, but it's pretty common to close "is this a bug?" questions as duplicates of questions that explain them. There was a better duplicate, but it's deleted for some reason: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/58695/… – Michael Mrozek Dec 10 '10 at 16:49

It's by design.

Meta.SO does not work like the other metas, it's independent

  • I see. In that case it's rather confusing. Would be clearer if the current meta.SO was meta.SE, and the current meta.SE was.... whatever. – tshepang Dec 10 '10 at 14:22
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    @Tshepang This has often been brought up, but the problem is that "whatever" deal. – Grace Note Dec 10 '10 at 14:35
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    @Tshe, yeah. This is essentially meta.SE-2.0. We can't change the name to meta.SE because the old meta.SE is for SE-1.0 sites. This meta server both StackOverflow and the SE engine in general. – jjnguy Dec 10 '10 at 14:35
  • @jjn Wow! It's even worse than I thought! I wasn't aware that meta.SE was for SE-1.0 sites! – tshepang Dec 10 '10 at 15:13
  • @Tshe, yeah. If it weren't for that, I'd bet this site would have been renamed already. – jjnguy Dec 10 '10 at 15:14

Because being good at writing funny questions and witty remarks doesn't necessarily make you useful at answering programming questions.

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