In meta, we can have discussion posts, which is indicated by the discussion tag. But IMO, discussion is not supposed to have questions and answers. Everyone seems to be sharing his/her ideas or opinions by posting an "Answer". That makes little sense, doesn't it?

I m suggesting to change texts like this

  • 10 answers
  • add an answer
  • your answer
  • and other related stuff


  • 10 Posts
  • add a post
  • your post

etc. if the question is tagged with discussion.

Will this be a good idea? I think changing this on all sites requires the change of a lot of code.

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    I couldn't find any meta posts from users that didn't engage in a discussion because they wanted to post something instead of answering. Do you have some evidence that users are actually confused?
    – rene
    Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 12:00

2 Answers 2



The word "post" is already in use, it means either a question or an answer.

Changing "answers" to be "posts" will be highly confusing.


This is a bad idea and not only because the word 'post' is already used for questions and answers (so a page with 10 answers has 11 posts).

Another thing is: even though it is meta, every question should still be a question, and every answer should still be a an answer. Comments are still comments. Changing the name of 'answers' will make the working of the site confusing.

  • Not for the first time, you "complete" my answer. Thanks! :) Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 12:22
  • Not for the first time you beat me to it. Thanks back :) Commented Feb 25, 2016 at 12:37

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