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It's happened quite a few times. Here's a recent one. So I'm wondering, what is the scenario? Are they scrolling down to the link of sites, clicking meta and posting? Are they googling for some result, that gives them a post on meta and then they ask?

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Because Meta is where all the action is, baby! –  random Oct 23 '09 at 8:35
    
Oh so hilarious, the same user posted right back here after you bring this up. –  random Oct 23 '09 at 8:36
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Maybe we need an "It looks like your question is about programming" like SO's "the question you're asking appears subjective" warning :) –  Greg Oct 23 '09 at 8:37
    
Then all those Greasemonkey junkies will have to deal with it and then write up a Greasemonkey to kill that. –  random Oct 23 '09 at 8:38
    
+1 'cuz I was just wondering the same thing myself. –  Gabriel Hurley Oct 23 '09 at 8:49

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We need "belongs on Stack Overflow", "belongs on Super User" and "belongs on Server Fault" as close reasons for meta.

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Yes we really do. –  Ólafur Waage Oct 23 '09 at 9:52

It's revenge posting from that side of the fence.

For far too long they've had to deal with their share of closing and shunting questions such as "What is Stück Überfloé built with?" and "Why my question closing?" as not programming and "Belongs on Meta" questions.

They've soldiered up some pawns into the front line to ask programming questions that belong on SO on Meta. They know full well things get stuck here like the veritable black hole of no escape. Velcro could only hope to stick like this.

It's utterly, honey rhythmically scrumptious and delicious to their tastes and delight.

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I consider this a mistreatment of Umlaute! Which does not prevent me form voting this up. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 23 '09 at 10:43
    
Please correct for more/apt diacritics as you see fit. –  random Oct 23 '09 at 10:48
    
Then I have nothing to complain about anymore. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 23 '09 at 10:56
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@John Smithers: Umlaut doesn't end in an 'e'. I consider this mistreatment of Germanic typography! –  XMLbog Oct 23 '09 at 11:29
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@Welbog: It is the plural form, French-speaking cretin! –  Ladybug Killer Oct 23 '09 at 11:42
    
@John Smithers: Blast! That will teach me to use knowledge from my mostly-forgotten German classes! –  XMLbog Oct 23 '09 at 11:59
    
@Welbog: You're always welcome to refresh your knowledge. –  Ladybug Killer Oct 23 '09 at 12:04

In this question, the OP said it was because the question was too subjective for SO

Weird reasoning...

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Sounds like "it's the junkyard" in disguise. –  random May 10 '10 at 15:53

I'm going to stick with the same answer I gave to the last question I answered:

People don't read!

A little warning message on the ask page couldn't hurt too much, though, could it?

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a little warning message is (at least as of today), and if it doesn't hurt, it for sure doesn't prevent non-readers. –  Gnoupi May 10 '10 at 15:37

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