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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange

Historically this site, meta.stackoverflow, has been the place to ask questions about not just Stack Overflow, but the functioning of the entire Stack Exchange (2.0) network, including Area 51 and ...
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Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes)

When viewing any question, it would be nice to see the total number of votes as a little tagline underneath the total vote score. It would be nice to see the difference between: +0 (0 votes) &...
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How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed [closed]

The system should search posts for the word "please" in proximity to the phrase "don't close" or "do not close", and if found together disable the close link for the following reasons: They asked ...
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View vote count privilege should be MUCH easier to gain

Closely related: Why privilege to view vote counts? The previous question explains why this is a privilege and not a feature, though I understand the argument I don't think it is "enough" for one ...
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How can I get rep on Meta?

I wanted to vote up a question on meta that I estimated relevant but have only 1 rep. How can I get rep on meta? By asking questions? (my understanding is that mods answer here) Do people transfer ...
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Why is the threshold for viewing vote counts on Meta where it is? [closed]

I understand from Jeff's answer to "Show Total Votes (or Up/Down Votes)" why viewing the total up/down votes on SO requires "established user" privileges. It also makes sense because this is really a "...
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Except in marginal cases, why do questions ever need to be migrated?

By analogy with a tag-based taxonomy (versus a hierarchical one), why not copy the question to the additional SE Site, leaving the original in place? Clearly the boundaries that separate ...
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Redirect /questions to /question?sort=LAST

Currently, /questions directly shows you the questions tab you visited last (without redirecting). This would work just fine, if it wasn't for multi-tab browsing. Consider the following scenario: ...