The gardening and landscaping site just went into private beta. When I logged into the new site for the first time my reputation was at "1". Is this correct?...or is something wrong? I was assuming that my reputation would follow me and that I would start off with more.

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Area 51 reputation isn't tied to particular proposals; instead, it's for the overall A51 site itself. You haven't lost any rep here, but no, sorry, it doesn't transfer there with you.

  • Ok, thanks. It was weird to me that within minutes of the site being launched into private beta there were people with reputation in the hundreds already. I guess some people are just faster than me.
    – Shane
    Jun 9, 2011 at 15:27
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    @Shane People with reputation higher than 200 on at least one SE site get 100 bonus on any other SE site they register to.
    – mbq
    Jun 11, 2011 at 11:53
  • @mbq: Ah ha, that makes sense! I actually remember reading that a while back, when I first committed. Thanks for the reminder.
    – Shane
    Jun 11, 2011 at 16:20

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