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I accidentally found this page: http://bugs.meta.stackoverflow.com/

It looks just like the normal Meta. Upon the second look, though, I noticed that all questions there have the tag, on the main page and in search results. Is it just Meta filtered by tag? What happens if I post there? (I posted this via bugs.meta. It seemed to work fine. The question didn't appear on the main page, as it isn't tagged )

I haven't found a similar "shortcut" for or .

Who and what is that page for? How can I use it?

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    You posted this via bugs.meta? .... you might want to lock your doors... – Bart May 30 '13 at 18:41
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    @Bart How much trouble are we looking at? Will it be humans? – Lev Levitsky May 30 '13 at 18:43
  • Ha...humans.... – Bart May 30 '13 at 18:43
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    I guess this is why we often see devs who comment on posts to say don't misuse the [bug] tag. They must have been keeping an eye on that page to see new bugs in the system. – Antony May 30 '13 at 18:50
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    I guess this was the test for facebook.stackoverflow.com. – Johannes Kuhn May 30 '13 at 18:55
  • @hammar Oh, I should have looked closer at the FAQ. It answers my question for the most part. – Lev Levitsky May 30 '13 at 19:16
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    I didn't even know this existed. Now I wonder what else they don't tell me... – Jin May 31 '13 at 3:59
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Yes, it's Meta filtered by the tag. It appears to be using the same functionality that was implemented for the Facebook Stack Overflow mini-site, so I expect everything to work exactly the same as how it does there.

If you look at the FAQ page, it has the same "What questions appear here?" section as Facebook.so:

What questions appear here?

Questions asked on Meta Stack Overflow with bugs related tags. If you want your question to appear here, it must have one of those tags.

These tags are considered bugs related.

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Is it just Meta filtered by tag?

Yes.

I haven't found a similar "shortcut" for or .

Because the devs haven't found a need to implement this feature request for any arbitrary tag, or even those two other tags. They just did it for bugs, [presumably] both because they spend a lot of time looking through bug tags, and when people suspect a new bug they ought to be looking through recent bug reports for dups. It's easier to yell at people for posing duplicate bug reports when there are easy ways of finding them. With discussion/support tags you're generally using the search, not just the list of all items in that tag.

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    Any sources for your "opinion"? Experience? – Johannes Kuhn May 30 '13 at 19:12
  • @JohannesKuhn Pretty much. In the end it doesn't much matter. They felt that it was wroth the time/effort for bugs but not for others. If you would really like to see a subsite for the others then make a feature request. Personally I don't see a compelling need. – Servy May 30 '13 at 19:14

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