How does rep work here?
I see there is a number next to each users' name, which in some places is even called "rep". That makes sense.
What is mysterious is how it's calculated. My rep makes no sense. I started out writing one answer to a meta post. That answer got 1 downvote. That should make my rep negative, or at least 0 since it was on meta. However, a day later it was 7. Huh? What? I don't see any logic why my rep should have been positive.
Then I wrote a meta question and somehow my rep jumped to 12. That makes no sense. Asking a question by itself shouldn't be something we reward. We should be trying to reward good content, none of which I have provided so far. And, meta really isn't content anyway.