Why did I get -1 vote for both questions I asked regarding Stack Overflow? Is it something like bullying on this site?

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    @Keyur: Read the FAQs page, and then post your questions to meta.stackoverflow.com where they belong.
    – Ken White
    Commented Dec 29, 2010 at 19:40

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The first rule of Stack Overflow is that you don't talk about Stack Overflow on Stack Overflow.

If you want to talk about the site itself, please don't do it here. Visit our meta-discussion site where you can talk about things like what questions are appropriate, what tags we should use, suggest a feature, or generally discuss how Stack Overflow works.

OK it's not quite the first rule, but it is mentioned quite early on in the FAQ.

Questions about Stack Overflow is what meta.stackoverflow is for, and that's why we are here now.

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    That and the "If your question is about this website, ask it on meta instead" in the sidebar of the "Ask Question" page.
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 29, 2010 at 20:15
  • @MB You watch too many movies :-)
    – Déjà vu
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 9:50

See best-voted answer to your question. I don't see why you're getting downvoted here on SO, as your question is on topic (even though it's a FAQ, it seems mean to downvote if well-intentioned).

  • It's a loaded question - "Is it something like bullying on this site?" - that's almost an invitation for downvotes.
    – jball
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 17:37

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