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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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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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What is a meta for?

A guest at my house over the weekend stood puzzled next to my driveway. "What is that for?" she asked, pointing to a framework of 2x4s and hardware cloth perched on an old tire amid piles of sand. "...
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Aggressively closing duplicate questions

It seems like people have become extremely aggressive in closing duplicate questions lately (often within a minute or two), and it seems like there's a downside to this... Is the loss of potential ...
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Discussions should not be marked as duplicate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aggressively closing duplicate questions I suppose the way most people get on meta is, that they notice something on StackOverflow that ticks them off. Then they want to vent ...
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Could we use a pros/cons list to format discussion?

Now I know meta is different from main sites, but there seems to be a big contrast between SE wanting to stick strictly to the Q&A format, and every single meta site out there. The discussion tag ...
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Should duplicate standards be different on meta [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicates of an outdated question Within limits, can duplicate questions be safely asked on meta? Should we necessarily close a question on meta if it's a duplicate of a ...
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Is the Q&A format really suited for Meta?

Many posts here are of the kind "I have this idea, do you like it?", "I found this bug, it should be fixed" or "I'd like this feature to be implemented". How suitable is the Q&A format for such ...
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My question was marked as a duplicate, but the referenced question only has comments [duplicate]

Today I asked this question: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/189745/why-are-some-questions-closed-off-topic-or-not-constructive-years-after-they After I got 3 good answers and many comments, ...
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Define “Duplicate” in the context of meta

The following question was closed as a duplicate by a randomMod ♦: How come the "Learning to write a compiler" question was deleted? How is this a duplicate at all? What I see is an ...
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Why is meta in a question and answer format?

If meta is to discuss the community outside of the community, then why Q and A? Wouldn't http://www.discourse.org/ be better?
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Is the Q&A format of metas suitable for discussion?

IIRC, SE emphasizes the fact that QA format of SE sites are designed to discourage discussion. But sometimes on meta we need to discuss issues, they can be lengthly and can go back-and-forth and that ...
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How to link related questions across Stack exchange sites? [duplicate]

In this question on dba.stackexchange I found two highly related questions on stackoverflow. I put links in a comment pointing out the relationship, but I feel it would be more helpful if I could ...