David Arenburg wrote in "Restrict up vote rights":
I won't post examples because I don't want to create any Meta effects
This refers to increased voting and other attention given to a post under discussion on a child meta site.
On reddit, some subreddits serve as meta-discussion areas, and some of these have a guideline to discourage "meta effect" or "sub invasion" by linking to a separate read-only view on the hostname
np.reddit.com. ("NP" here stands for "no participation", not a complexity class.) This way, users have to manually remove the
np. from the URL before voting or commenting on a post.
Would it be a good idea for Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites to likewise have read-only sites such as
np.softwareengineering.stackexchange.com, and the like to discourage unwanted meta effect? Perhaps the existing code for read-only mode can be reused.