This is probably meta-meta but we don't have a site for that (or is there some sort of meta area51 site for this?).
I noticed my points from Cooking carry over to the meta site, but my badges don't. Is this the intended behavior? It seems like it should either all carry over or none of it should.
Further I just noticed that getting upvoted on an answer here didn't seem to affect my points at all (although it did grant me a "Teacher" badge, so now I'm all sorts of confused as to how the system works here.