Will Meta Stack Exchange be merged with Meta Stack Overflow? Would such a merge be a good idea? A bad one?

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I'd prefer changing jurisdiction as commented there, i.e. make things more consistent and less history burdened:

  • meta.SO: meta questions concerning SO like retag requests etc., just like the beta-metas now
  • meta.SE: everything concerning the SE framework itself.

The only consistent alternative (IMHO) would be merging all meta sites into one, also solving the "bug reports belong on meta.SO" issues at the beta-metas at the moment. And tagging might prevent cluttering...


Doubtful at this point.

meta.se is a support site for SE 1.0.

Maybe once all the SE 1.0 sites (except for the tiny handful of "protected" ones) are decommissioned, we can do something different.

edit: we decided to make this change, as the # of living, legacy SE 1.0 sites has dwindled to a fairly small number.

  • did you have a look at meta.stackexchange.com recently? Almost all questions are about SE-2.0 in fact. And even worse, spam occurs and is not flagged into oblivion after a mere two days. Didn't you mention broken windows should be avoided? Commented Nov 2, 2010 at 22:47
  • And, while you're at it, @Jeff, do look at the meta.SE FAQ. It doesn't mention SE 1.0 at any point, so how are people supposed to know? Commented Jan 28, 2011 at 23:02
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    So why doesn't MSE replace MSO and let MSO become the per-site meta of SO?
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Mar 1, 2011 at 8:26
  • @ivo why doesn't England use the Euro? Sometimes there are political and time reasons.. Commented Mar 1, 2011 at 8:38

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