Why are people asking SO questions on Meta?
Regularly, some new users are posting programming questions on Meta (like for example this recent one).
How is that happening?
I mean, let's forget that it's written in bold on the right: Is your question about the Stack Overflow engine or family of websites? We already know that most of people just won't care to read this area.
But how are people ending on Meta instead on the "base site"? The url is longer, it's not like if they missed a part of it. So it's not a problem of "copy/paste" or "heard it somewhere". It's as well not a matter of linking, the meta link is hardly visible on SO.
So what happens? Are there some sites redirecting to Meta instead? Some unfortunate Google searches which are pointing to it?
Do we have some data which could indicate from where these people are coming?