SE 2.0 Meta doesn't award rep, but it refers to "rep"

by Dennis Williamson   Last Updated June 13, 2019 08:24 AM

I originally posted this on MSF, but it got no response, so at the suggestion made in a comment there, I'm reposting it here.

Meta Rep

This should be called "up-votes", or something like that, showing a count ("1" in this case) instead of a value.

I'm not sure what should be done with down-votes. Perhaps the tab should say "votes" and show "+X -Y".

As it is it implies that reputation is awarded.

Answers 3

Reputation is awarded on metas, it's just not shown next to your name in the top bar (the rep from the parent site is shown instead) -- but that "reputation" is still a valid measure of your participation in that meta.

October 01, 2010 20:35 PM

I see what you are talking about, but I suspect most meta visitors will quickly understand what is going on and will not really worry about it. I am sure there are many other more important things to fix before this gets to the top of the task list.

October 02, 2010 21:44 PM

The reputation tab is no longer shown on child metas, so this should no longer be an issue.

Nick Craver
Nick Craver
February 29, 2012 15:27 PM

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