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I see there are 52 questions tagged , here on Meta Stack Overflow.

I understand the need of , but I don't see the necessity to tag a question for saying that the issue is for all the sites (if this is the real meaning of the tag).

Is there really any difference if the question is about two/three sites, or it is about all the sites? Since all the sites but Area 51 use the same base code, if the bug is not a design bug, then it is probable the bug is present in all the Stack Exchange sites. Just in the case the code is being tested on this very site, the bug is not visible on other sites.

The tag has been first used on a question dated 2009, and there are other questions using that tag dated 2010, 2011, and 2012. It is not a tag that has been recently introduced.

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Seems like this'll be solved if Meta SE / Meta SO split. –  Charles Jul 10 '13 at 2:25
@Charles that's been "6 to 8 weeks" for over a year now - I don't see those changes actually happening any time soon, making this question still very relevant. Should the switch ever happen, this could simply be closed and archived as "historical" (or more likely just deleted). –  Richard J. Ross III Jul 10 '13 at 3:52

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