I noticed both the design beta and meta sites share the same rep. SO and the corresponding meta separate the rep between each site. Why is it different here?

Note: this isn't meant to discuss which way is better, just curious as to why the change.

  • Just to be clear: MSO is the exception not the rule. On meta sites, users can't make bounties or earn reputation because making an excellent point in a discussion about a feature-request isn't equivalent to providing an excellent answer on the front page about (for example) image layout theory.
    – Aarthi
    Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 19:26

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Meta.SO currently serves as the Meta for the entire network and is treated as its own site. All the rest of the sites share rep between Meta/Main.

See this answer as well: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/128546/157384

  • I looked for this over there. I guess I wasn't searching for the right phrases or terms. Thanks.
    – o_O
    Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 3:06

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