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Are meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow “one and the same”? [duplicate]

This seems counterintuitive to the vertical nature of Stack Exchange itself, but I cannot manage to browse to meta.stackexchange.com: I get redirected to meta.stackoverflow.com, instead. This is also ...
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Is this site the meta site for all of the Stack Exchange network, as well as the meta site for Stack Overflow proper? [duplicate]

I haven't seen it expressly stated anywhere but as I've spread my presence around more and more of Stack Exchange it's started to seem to me that there are not separate Meta sites for Stack Overflow ...
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Dedicated meta sites vs. Meta Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Each Stack Exchange site has its own, dedicated meta site. I just asked by myself, why not one meta site for all Stack Exchange sites? I suppose that many questions have cross site duplicates and for ...
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How did this site come to serve more than one purpose? [duplicate]

On one hand, this site is the meta site for "stack overflow." On the other hand, this site seems to be the meta site for the rest of SE, or at least the other SE meta sites. I joined this site in the ...
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Why other meta sites not required to create account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the purpose of having user account separation between SO meta SU etc? The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange I have accounts on 10-12 sites of SE. ...
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Why http://meta.stackexchange.com redirect to http://meta.stackoverflow.com? [duplicate]

I had a question about the similarity of question which is suitable for several site created on Area 51. As they are no longer in beta since a long time, I was expecting to post them on the global ...
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Why do I see questions regarding other Stack Exchange sites on here? [duplicate]

From my understanding... doesn't every Stack Exchange site have its own meta? I sometimes see questions about other Stack Exchange sites. Is it because SO is one of the first ones? What exactly is the ...
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Why is it meta.StackOverflow instead of meta.StackEchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Stack Overflow's meta also the meta of the whole Stack Exchange engine? The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange Why do we not have the cross-site ...
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When will MSO get rebranded into the meta for all SE sites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange I was told by a moderator that at some point, MSO will become more like other meta sites (same rep on main and meta, ...
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I had asked a question on meta.stackexchange approx 3 months ago and it does not show up anywhere [duplicate]

I can not see the question in any disposition in my meta.stackexchange questions. Any ideas?
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Should meta.stackoverflow be renamed meta.stackexchange? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange What happened to meta.stackexchange.com? I finally took part in a meta site outside of StackOverflow, being meta.dba....
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Operation 'Split, All The Metas!' Shall Commence On April 16, 2014

Update 2014-04-17 04:47 UTC: Stable, with some odds and ends to clean up The main MSO/MSE sites are stable, but there are plenty of corners left to sweep. For details, see: The Status Of The ...
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Stack Overflow is getting a Meta of its own

We've grown considerably as a network since the days of the original trilogy, when the prospect of growing into a network of over 100 thriving Q&A sites was a distant glimmer in a cloudy night sky....
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A more “meta” logo? [closed]

I think that the Meta logo does not reflect its "meta" nature. What about something like that instead: Or or, as suggested by random, something more ouroboros such as: Any other ideas?
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Community-led deletionism: a protocol for sanity

A couple of events in the past few days have caused me to reflect - yet again - on the direction we're headed with regard to deletion on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange. First, a moderator on one ...
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Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually

This user appears to have been question banned because of two unpopular Meta suggestions. (He says so in Chat) Look at the two contributions that appear to have gotten him banned. Like those of many ...
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A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express Disagreement by Answering the Question

Downvoting legitimate questions on Meta because one disagrees with the question's premise has become a bit of a problem. Question bans on users asking legitimate questions are a real possibility. ...
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Add escalation system to chat flags

The offensive/spam flags in chat are shown to every moderator from a parent site (on chat.stackexchange.com that is every SE 2.0 moderator, more than 200 right now) and 10k chat users as well. This is ...
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Can moderators from other sites be differentiated here?

I am active mainly on Programmers now, but keep an eye out on meta and stackoverflow for questions about Programmers. Several times I have seen questions/answers from our moderators, but the only ...
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Should reputation from SO carry over to Meta? [closed]

Honestly, I feel handicapped not being able to edit other people's posts here on Meta (and until recently could not even retag questions). Why does our hard-earned reputation on SO not count in Meta? ...
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Stack Exchange needs a better way to inform their moderators about feature and policy changes

With the ever-growing network of Stack Exchange sites as well as the increased traffic and therefore larger number of moderators, the way policy updates and feature changes are currently announced ...
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Google Baraza: impact on SO franchise?

Google has announced their SO attempt, Baraza http://www.google.com/baraza/en/ From the blogoscoped http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2010-11-16-n46.html: Baraza operates on a Points basis. You get 20 ...
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Stop special-casing Stack Overflow's meta

Questions about why Stack Overflow does not share rep with Meta Stack Overflow are met with the response that meta.stackoverflow and stackoverflow do not share a "parent-child relationship" like the ...
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If MSE rep is used for voting, why is it tied to privileges?

I realize I am taking a risk by reopening what seems to be an old, hoary, and thorny discussion. However, it seems that in all the long discussions about Meta Stack Exchange reputation, what it means, ...
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How are people supposed to get the “higher” privileges on Meta without detracting from SO contribution? [closed]

I just noticed as I was reading through the privileges section, that it is much more difficult to achieve the necessary reputation for privileges on meta than on the trilogy sites themselves. Take for ...
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Shouldn't you take the plunge and have a per-site Meta for Stack Overflow too in favor of meta.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Update 2: It looks like this is finally getting addressed (see The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange) - I'm quite happy that Jeff has reconsidered this indeed as envisioned in his ...
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Community ♦ bot doesn't like markdown?

Recently the Community ♦ bot was ran on Ask Ubuntu Meta to migrate all the MSO links to MSE links. But in the process, the bot converted all the posts written in markdown to HTML. An example preview: ...
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Why is Stack Overflow's meta also the meta of the whole Stack Exchange engine? [closed]

I've just asked six questions on Board and Card Games Meta, and one has been referred to this site. Looking closer, I realized that this meta site is not just for Stack Overflow, as it seems ...
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Showing Stack Overflow's reputation for OP here on Meta [closed]

On all meta sites except this one, the meta reputation is the same as on the main site. However being the "super meta" site, reputation here is independent. All good. Since many times the questions ...
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The reputation system on Meta Stack Overflow is somewhat weird to understand

After spending some time on Meta Stack Overflow, I realized the voting system here is completely different. The votes are used for agreement or disagreement toward the question/request and the answer ...
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Spreading the word about the MSO-MSE-split

Personally, I logged onto Meta Stack Overflow for the first time in a few days today and was extremely confused at first as evident by the revisions to my question here. I guess if I had looked around ...
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Notify users when they are mentioned (on meta)

As I have been learning the ropes here on Meta, I have been reading and sometimes participating in discussions similar to this where other users have been mentioned by name and berated or mocked for ...
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Can we have a Stack Overflow specific blog?

The blog at http://blog.stackoverflow.com is distinctly different from its cousins at http://blog.serverfault.com or http://blog.superuser.com. In particular, it has little to do with programming. It ...
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Why doesn't Area 51 have its own Meta?

According to the blog, per-site Metas have opened up for all sites except for the special case of SO/MSO. (Discussion about the special case is discussed further here.) Area 51 is not mentioned, ...
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How can community members participate in fixing bugs on Stack Overflow?

As a Stack Overflow member, is it possible to participate in fixing bugs with the client code for Stack Overflow (or sister Stack Exchange sites)? I've only been using these sites for 4 months, but ...
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Careers needs its own meta/dedicated support system

Two years ago, the possibility of careers having its own meta was raised. The question didn't get much interest, but the accepted reasons to not have a separate careers meta essentially boiled down ...
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Why does Server Fault's new help system de-emphasize the professional audience?

The new help system doesn't work at all on ServerFault.com. Only IT people know the expression 'stack overflow', thus 99% of new Stack Overflow users know it's a coding site. Unfortunately the same ...
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Can we have a “Bug Hunter” badge on MSO?

I propose a new "bug hunter" silver (maybe gold?) badge to ppl who started a question explicitly signaling a BUG, the bug being confirmed and fixed. I think is right to promote SO-SF-SU-MSO ...
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Moderate Meta More

Per my promise on "Stack Overflow Is", I've been thinking of potential solutions to the "rudeness problem". In the course of this I've realized that it's actually MSO where I most often occasion to ...
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What's the difference between meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow? [duplicate]

What's the difference between meta.stackexchange and meta.stackoverflow? Help didn't help me out. https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags says: Questions specific to stackoverflow.com should now be ...
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New SO moderators are not Meta moderators (yet?)

The Meta About page states: Any community moderator from Stack Overflow is also a moderator here. At time of writing (which is the morning after the election concluded), the three newly-elected ...
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The meta.stackexchange question 79453 should be moved to meta.stackoverflow

The question Revert tag synonym [mysqldb] -> [mysql] should be moved to https://meta.stackoverflow.com. I refer to the The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange, saying: [W]hich ...
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Eliminate meta rep

I love my meta rep. I'm shamelessly farming it to help launch the GIS site. Still, I think that the decision to avoid distinct meta rep on the new sites is a really smart thing. In my opinion, ...
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The effect of the MSO/MSE split on Google searches

It just came to me - I mainly use Google search to search on Meta (what can I say, Google does what it does really well). Now I know Google caches most stuff, and obviously can't know about a site (...
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Is the “all-sites” tag necessary?

I see there are 52 questions tagged all-sites, which seems used for saying that the issue is for all the sites. Is there really any difference if the question is about two/three sites, or it is about ...
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FAQ is inconsistent in explaining MSO reputation

The FAQ is inconsistent: What is reputation? states: The primary way to gain reputation is by posting good questions and useful answers. Your peers will vote on your posts, and those votes will ...
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General meta stackexchange site

Where's the right place to ask meta questions about stack exchange in general, not just about a specific stack exchange site? For example, I tried to find out how to put links into comments and found ...
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Why is a link to Meta Stack Overflow shown on each Stack Exchange site?

Why is a link to http://meta.stackoverflow.com displayed in the footer of every Stack Exchange site (e.g. cooking, sceptics)? I mean, every Stack Exchange site has its own meta site, so why is http://...
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Did the Meta Community Bulletin Board die?

Came across this post somehow: Nailing it up on your Community Bulletin Board Which, in turn, took me to a host of other questions with screen prints of said bulletin board. Yet, I can't remember ...
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Are meta site questions linked to each other?

I do not know if this is feasible, as I do not know the current design of meta sites. This also might have been implemented already, for all I know. I think that without linking to SO as the ...

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