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Do upvotes and downvotes affect my reputation in the Mathematics Stack exchange site from this Mathematics Meta website? Also do comments or anything that I do on the meta allow me to earn badges or privileges on the real http://math.stackexchange.com? Any help would be truly greatly appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.


marked as duplicate by Zev Chonoles, Surb, Lord_Farin, Ali Caglayan, Asaf Karagila Jun 17 '15 at 4:14

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As far as your questions about badges is concerned, you do not get badges on main for your activity on meta. There are two exceptions:

However, you can earn badges on meta. (You have probably noticed that as you have already earned some meta-badges.)

Upvotes/downvotes on meta do not influence your reputation on the main site. See also here:

  • $\begingroup$ Ok thx cool, that really answered my question...I guess I'll be getting a Quorum badge soon...if I could upvote I really would. $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 16 '15 at 10:28

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