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What is the purpose of the discussion tag on Meta Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the “not constructive” close reason appropriate for meta? Discussion tag in meta I find it curious that we have a tag labelled discussion on Meta, yet there are ...
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Change the "not constructive" closure description on meta [duplicate]

The closure reason for "not constructive" on meta currently reads: As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, ...
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"Not a real question" on Meta?

Can we have the "not a real question" close reason on Meta? OK, I understand that on Meta, we have many discussions (such as feature requests) which aren't really questions. So maybe "not a real ...
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Change the "Not Constructive" close reason to some variation of "not a good fit for SE" so it matches its description? [duplicate]

The Not Constructive close description currently says: This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this ...
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Should users be able to circumvent the minimum character limits by adding HTML comments to their posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should HTML comments be stripped when validating answer length? See my answer here: (now only 10K+ viewable (since the OP was ...
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Is overzealous moderation of questions ruining SO [closed]

I've been using StackOverflow since the beta. As you'll see if you look at my profile I don't have a huge rep, and morally I guess I should have answered more questions by now, but frankly the world ...
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Should 'Not Constructive' be replaced by 'Open Ended'?

On the latest podcast there was some discussion about rephrasing 'Not Constructive', I think 'Open Ended' is a suitable replacement that accurately flags why the question has been closed, without ...
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Are the "users" also the customers of Stack Exchange Inc? [closed]

The title explains it all. Yes I know and I have read the: From Stack Exchange Inc. We welcome questions that are clear and specific, representing real problems that you face; Stack Exchange ...
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Close reasons on meta SE sites should be consistent with MSO

There are 5 close reasons in MSO: exact duplicate, off-topic subjective and argumentative too localized noise or pointless but the noise or pointless reason does not exist on meta SE 2.0 sites, and "...
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Re-add "not a real question" as closing reason for

Stack Exchange 2.0 sites have "not a real question" as closing reason; the only exception is this very site. May this closing reason be re-added? I have never seen feature requests, or bug reports ...
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