I get the appeal of having something talk about itself. I also get the appeal of recursion, how powerful it is in code and with great power comes great responsibility; hense the name Stack Overflow.
But why have Meta Stack Overflow, is it mainly for the same reasons that it is cool to meta-cognate? Is there some practical reason to separate the original site, add this layer of obscurity and separate rating system?
This is a genuine question, I know I am very new to both sites and, so far, I am loving the experience. Perhaps I am missing something critical, but I am sure there are others who would like to hear your thoughts.
Yes I have read the FAQ.... still curious.