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In chat, the short code [metaso] expands to http://meta.stacexchange.com/ (no typo, the missing 'k' is the bug I'm reporting).

(And since this is too short a bug report, I'll note that I think that [metaso] should probably point to meta.SO.)

  • Should I report this bug that there are both [status-completed] and [status-declined] on the same question? – user3459110 May 11 '14 at 13:38
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    @AwalGarg: Did you read the answer? The bug was fixed (hence -completed) while my parenthetical suggestion was -declined. – Raphael May 11 '14 at 18:35
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Thanks for reporting the typo. That's fixed and will be soon deployed.


As for where [metaso] should point:

You may have missed that meta.stackoverflow.com has been split into two sites that reflect its former split personality as a Meta for Stack Overflow and one for the whole network.

As such, Meta Stack Overflow is now a regular child-meta, no special treatment. That means that on Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Overflow, [meta] should be used - [metaso] was more often than not used to indicate the network meta, so it now points to it.

[metaso] is officially deprecated (it isn't documented anywhere any more), and we did convert [metaso] to [metase] in old posts, but are keeping [metaso] around for a bit longer, for the places we may have missed and for those who still use it, for now.

  • I see. Removing [metaso] makes the most sense. I noticed that [meta.SE] points to this here site, which is intuitive. Thanks! – Raphael May 6 '14 at 9:22
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    Double conflicting status tags not confusing enough. – bjb568 May 11 '14 at 2:10
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    @bjb568 - that's what happens when a post contains two, separate, feature requests. – Oded May 11 '14 at 7:57
  • I included the second only as an afterthought in order to get past the character minimum, but the answer is nonetheless appreciated. – Raphael May 11 '14 at 11:39

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