I observed that up votes for questions in English Meta site are not added to the poster's reputation.

Is there no separate reputation for meta sites other than the main meta site for the stack exchange community ?

  • Good question. I think it is to remove the element of competition and stress the element of cooperation in resolving problems on ELU and other sites.
    – ab2
    Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 12:50

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Only one meta site has the reputation system; Meta Stack Exchange.

There is no main Q&A site in that case. That is, simply stackexchange.com is not for questions and answers, but meta.stackexchange.com is.

For site-specific metas, say, ours:

Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your reputation on English Language & Usage Stack Exchange (synchronized hourly), though you earn separate badges. You must have 5 reputation to participate on meta.

  • Worth noting is that for feature-request tags, votes indicate an agreement or disagreement with the suggestion. Commented Jul 4, 2017 at 21:05
  • @marcellothearcane yeah, and similarly for most other tags.
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 2:33
  • yes, that's probably left over from copying from the main meta, where even upvotes there don't count for feature-request. Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 7:42
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    @marcellothearcane You are mistaken. Regardless of the tags used, voting affects reputation on Meta Stack Exchange. That means, if your feature request is disliked by many, you will collect downvotes, and therefore lose reputation.
    – NVZ Mod
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 9:17
  • Actually, the main site for meta.stackexchange.com is stackexchange.com, as the StackExchange menu shows. (The first two lines show the main site, and its meta site.) I would just say Meta Stack Exchange is the only meta site with its own reputation.
    – avpaderno
    Commented Jul 8, 2017 at 9:48

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