5 replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/
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Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request sitea replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

4 Fixup of bad MSO links to MSE links migration
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Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

3 Migration of MSO links to MSE links
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Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request sitea replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

Because S[OFU] are Q&A sites. Meta is actually a replacement for the UserVoice bug report/feature request site (with a bit of discussion thrown in...). The rules are different because Meta is... kinda misusing the SO engine.

And it's ok because we really do need a bug report / feature request / meta discussion site.

BTW: to the best of my knowledge, no one officially "changed" the meaning of a down-vote. Everyone has their own reasons for voting, it's a private matter, and you might well never know why you received an up- or down- vote unless they felt like telling you. The fact is, posts are allowed on Meta that normally aren't allowed on any of the other sites, and as a result you see voting behaviors that are rare elsewhere (but not unknown: check out votes on some of the more subjective posts on SO...)

2 clarify: voting follows content
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