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This might seem stupid, but what actually the meta site does? The chat site is for general discussions that might be off-topic. But what is meta site used for?

So that next time when I ask a question, it's for sure that I am asking a questions that's related to the site.

Edit: I wasn't able to edit this, so here it goes. The answer I got was "The meta is a subdomain for a website which is entirely dedicated to the site itself!".

marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Undo, LittleBobbyTables, Mat, Robert Harvey Aug 19 '13 at 16:22

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    This might help you: meta.stackoverflow.com/about – StephenTG Aug 19 '13 at 15:46
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    I think you're asking this because you're trying to figure out why you are so heavily downvoted on your meta questions? If so, understand the meanings of upvotes and downvotes are different on meta compared to, for example, stackoverflow – ಠ_ಠ Aug 19 '13 at 15:49
  • I did read about the comparison, and yes, I do wanna know how to prevent from being downvoting. And to do that is the only way to use the correct way to use this site! – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Aug 19 '13 at 15:53
  • Please also see help center. – Sklivvz Aug 19 '13 at 15:54
  • ಠ_ಠ's observation is, of course, true. Meta is different, and that includes voting. But knowing that doesn't really help you out very much. Perhaps you will find the answers to this question more useful: How do I participate in Meta Stack Overflow and not die trying? – Cody Gray Aug 19 '13 at 15:54
  • Actually my question was not about how to get upvotes or downvotes, my question was how to use this site. What questions to cover? – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Aug 19 '13 at 15:57
  • The comments under the questions you've already asked seem to provide good guidance. You should read them. – Robert Harvey Aug 19 '13 at 16:15
  • The answer below has some good material. Also the links provided are helpfull. Now I understand how to fairly use this meta! – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Aug 19 '13 at 16:23
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It's become generally a site where people can point out errors on the site that allows them to point out errors. :oP

There's discussion on rules, regulations, improvements, FAQs and other non-programming related conversation. A quick look at the acceptable tags for this section should give you a good indication as to what goes on here.

  • I mean the meta is about the bugs or the stuff that users find somehow hard to handle, right? – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Aug 19 '13 at 16:00
  • That, and the functtionality of the main sites, among other things. Not necessarily bugs, but there's plenty of discussion about bugs here. – Johnny Bones Aug 19 '13 at 16:06
  • Yes, I just read about it. The site covers about general discussions, bugs, stuff that needs to be added and etc! – Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan Aug 19 '13 at 16:22

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