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Can a Stack Exchange website meta override a decision posted on SO meta? [duplicate]

I wonder what relation there is between a Stack Exchange website's meta and SO meta. If the admins of Stack Exchange website X say in their meta something that contradicts some posts on SO meta, what ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
6 votes
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Can local Stack Exchange communities set policies that result in exceptions to SE rules in the Help Center pages? [duplicate]

Background For the last eight years users over at Worldbuilding, we have been debating about whether or not it's acceptable to ask questions that result in list answers. To be clear, these are ...
JBH's user avatar
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Magic wand time - what does your community need?

Continuing in my series of questions to you: Last week, I heard some great origin stories. This week, I’d like to refocus a bit on what could be better (in your view). I’m very curious about whether ...
Philippe's user avatar
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26 votes
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Site autonomy and governance: community-driven democracy or benevolent dictatorship?

We need to talk. We need to talk about StackExchange sites: about their autonomy, about governance. We need to sift through all the analogies that have been thrown around (democracy, policemen, ...
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How can Meta be made more conducive to discussions?

Disclaimer: This post is quite lenghty. To prevent out of context interpretations I kindly request either reading it in its entirety or not reading it at all. Thank you. Why am I writing this? I've ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
26 votes
6 answers

Site scope issues where community opinion is divided and there is no consensus?

On SE site XYZ, there is a Meta question asking if questions of type ABC are in scope (the answer is not obvious from existing site policy or help pages). Community is about evenly divided, with ~50% ...
DVK's user avatar
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Where can I ask a question about advice for my job?

For example, I want to know what would be the best way to approach someone that works for me about bad odor. What site can I use for this?
Marcelo's user avatar
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New web series, "The Question in Conference Room B"

CHAOS is now working on a weekly web series highlighting the diverse and interesting content found on the Stack Exchange network. The series, entitled "The Question in Conference Room B," will ...
Brett White's user avatar
16 votes
2 answers

Are book recommendation questions acceptable on some sites but not others?

For some time now, I have told folks on Stack Exchange that book recommendation questions are off-topic throughout the Stack Exchange network, citing this blog post. Book recommendation questions are ...
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Inclusion project - Emphasize Stack Exchange's culture of inclusion

One of the more common defenses I've seen for rude/discriminating behavior is justifying it with multiculturalism. I know that sounds odd on its face, so let me explain... Users seem to be ...
apaul's user avatar
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How to deal with over-aggressive moderation?

Of the various Stack Exchange communities I'm on, there is one that has rather obvious outlier moderation habits. It's a smaller community with only 3 moderators listed. At least one of these ...
Daniel R. Collins's user avatar
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1 answer

Strange behaviour, community x moderation

Just voted to close a question on Stack Overflow in Portuguese, and saw this on the edit history: Which asks this (in portuguese): Are there good ...
Largato's user avatar
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Are close votes intended to be policy-driven or policy-defining?

It seems to me that there are, broadly speaking, two ways in which Stack Exchange communities use the close vote system. Obviously these are aspects of community culture that have evolved over time ...
N. Virgo's user avatar
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1 vote
2 answers

Is the FAQ for SE sites gospel?

Should we follow the FAQ 100% at all times or is it okay to gather enough votes from the community to override the FAQ? Example: You're browsing the Graphic Design site and you notice a question ...
o_O's user avatar
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Where is the appropriate place to ask subjective questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My question is closed due to being “subjective” and “rant” , what are my options? I often would like to get the opinions of other developers, as the SO ...
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