I found that when my reputation increases on main site, it will not show any difference on the meta site until i go to ask a question. Is this a bug or a deliberate measure implemented, if the latter, why? (I don't have to actually ask a question just visit the page where i'd type to create a question)

  • Most probably cacheing. I think you should ask this or search for it first on meta.stackexchange.com since this is not related to this website only.... most probably.
    – Marius Mod
    Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 17:15
  • Alright @Marius thank you, noted, I'll do this tomorrow
    – John
    Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 18:50

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It's not a bug, Answer can be found here. As meta user kiamlaluno says:

The reputation on meta sites is not updated instantly (except for this site, Meta Stack Exchange, which is not a typical per-site meta), after you get more reputation in the main site, but it is updated once per hour, according to the What is "meta"? How does it work? page:

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

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