# Why don't we get reputation points on Meta?

This is a weird question but I can't resist. I had to ask. Why don't we receive reputation points when some posts get upvotes in Mathematics Meta Stack Exchange?

• What would be achieved by that? What behavior would you be trying to encourage? – JonathanZ supports MonicaC Aug 13 at 18:34
• I just asked why we don't get reputation points. I am not trying to encourage any kind of behaviour. – Shubhrajit Bhattacharya Aug 13 at 18:40
• One issue is that users tend to use up and down votes on meta to indicate agreement or disagreement...as opposed to "Good" vs. "Bad" question. Here, for instance, you've got $3$ up votes and $3$ down which, to me, suggests that people are divided on the issue, not that people are split on the quality of your question. – lulu Aug 13 at 22:13
• Much of meta takes place in the comments, which reputation doesn't measure. So "meta rep." would not be a genuine reflection of meta participation (unless it is measured in a different way from "main rep.". – user1729 Aug 14 at 13:52
• Also, why the close votes? This seems like a normal, reasonable question to me. – user1729 Aug 14 at 14:16
• @lulu But this is different on meta.stackexchange.com right? – Anindya Prithvi Aug 15 at 7:54
• @AnindyaPrithvi I don't speak for everyone, but I think that what I am describing is common practice. Right now, for instance, this question has $6$ upvotes and $5$ down. Do $5$ people consider it a bad question, worthy of demerit? But it's a perfectly reasonable question. I think those $5$ users believe that there should not be reputation attached to posts here and they are indicating their view with their vote. – lulu Aug 15 at 10:45
• @lulu ....I had the question that, meta exchange deducts points for doing so....but it's function is supposed to be the same as any.metaSE – Anindya Prithvi Aug 15 at 11:11