Linked Questions

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Does meta have to mean murder?

It's often said on this site that meta means murder and that this acts as a deterrent. Our site, which is supposed to act as the central clearinghouse for network-wide matters, doesn't have a great ...
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2answers
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Why does Meta Stack Exchange have reputation? [duplicate]

On the per-site-metas, users don't have a reputation score different from their score on the site (so a user's meta.stackoverflow reputation is just their Stack Overflow reputation). But meta....
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1answer
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Is down-voting disagreement or poor quality indication? [duplicate]

Consider a well written, properly presented and clear question on either a subject that could be controversial or proposing simply an unpopular concept. The question gets well reasoned, detailed ...
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1answer
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What does the up arrow in the “top posts” section of the user profile mean?

When I'm looking some user profiles via ios-app, I noticed that most of the time all visible user's "top posts" are marked with an up arrow sign. But sometimes, I see posts without this sign. Here ...
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1answer
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Remove meta.SE reputation changes from voting to allow everyone to participate like normal meta sites [duplicate]

Many people have come to Meta to vote and comment on the proposed changes to the license. However most people coming from other sites don't have enough reputation to down vote answers. This completely ...
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10answers
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Change rep required to downvote on MSE

To make your opinion known on MSE you need both up and downvotes. Given at the moment you need 125 rep to downvote on this site, the voting patterns will be skewed positive because not everyone is ...
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2answers
204 views

Duplicate-closing should be harder on meta to encourage the evolution of discussion and opinion

Stack Exchange sites are generally concerned with asking and answering questions that can be answered in a fact based manner. Meta is entirely different. Meta allows, and even encourages, questions ...
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4answers
226 views

Why does downvoting a feature request penalize the asker?

A feature request on meta is different to a regular post in a number of ways. Here and here is explained that and why a down-vote on meta is different from a regular vote on StackExchange. However, a ...
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2answers
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Does the down voting of questions and answers on the Meta site serve as a mechanism to discourage the free exchange of ideas by more vocal members? [duplicate]

Does the down voting of questions and answers on the Meta site serve as a mechanism to discourage the free exchange of ideas by more vocal members? I'm aware that many might consider this a duplicate ...
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4answers
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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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0answers
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Can we disable the new Stack Exchange look? [duplicate]

The new top bar for Stack Exchange sites is unappealing to me. Is there a way to restore the old look?
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8answers
785 views

Is it possible on MSE to question something that people hold dear without getting “disagreement downvoted”?

Clarification This question is not about "avoiding the pain of downvotes", for which "learn not to care about them" is a perfectly acceptable response. It's also not about avoiding downvotes for ...
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3answers
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Should we prevent some close votes without further explanation?

I see very often poorly written questions being closed put in hold without the minimum attempt by the voters to improve them. For instance the OP has not included enough details, the question gets ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't tool tip reflect what people say?

I have seen various times on meta that up vote on meta means you agree and down vote on meta means you dis agree. But the tooltip for up vote says This question shows research effort; it is useful ...
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0answers
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Separate vote in favour and against a feature request [duplicate]

tl;dr I propose a system of voting for or against feature requests separate from traditional up/down voting in order to avoid alienating people with well thought out yet unpopular suggestions The ...

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