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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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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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Should meta.stackoverflow.com replace uservoice.com? [closed]

Now that we have meta.stackoverflow.com, should we continue using uservoice.com? The only requirement for participation here is that you have an existing stackoverflow / serverfault / superuser ...
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Voting on Meta is not just for (dis)agreement. Update the help center to reflect this

Voting on Meta is a bit of a two-headed beast. In addition to the regular meaning of votes as on other sites, the votes on Meta are sometimes also cast to express agreement or disagreement. In the ...
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On Meta, can we add an automatic comment to preempt “why is this being downvoted” comments?

Background: There have previously been questions aimed at changing the downvote tooltips on Meta, or asking why people here downvote as well as explaining how votes are different from Stack Overflow. ...
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Should users answer homework questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Homework on StackOverflow I've seen a pattern on StackOverflow where people often get very snippy when someone asks what is obviously a homework question. They say, "go do ...
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Closing an earlier post as a duplicate of a later one [duplicate]

Suppose there are two questions that are very obviously duplicates of one another. The one that came first has maybe a few votes and no answers. The second has double the votes of the first and ...
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Flag history page needs better design

I think the flagging history page needs more design attention. As of now, I think it's getting a time consuming task to just see what's happening. Maybe adding a ordering option by "helpful", "...
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Why do downvotes detract reputation from poster on meta? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that downvotes on meta simply means that someone doesn't agree with you. But on Stack Overflow, downvotes typically mean the question is low quality or off topic. I completely ...
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Inform lower rep users more explicitly about downvote meaning on meta [duplicate]

OK so I have seen the following before writing this post: Meaning of downvotes in Meta vs Main sites? Change the meaning of downvotes on meta, or make it more apparent to new users that they mean ...
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Should undeleting an answer leave its age for sorting purposes unaffected?

I recently answered a question on SO that was a couple of hours old and had no answer. I later came back and found a second answer sorted before mine based on age. After investigating, I saw that the ...
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Why do old questions have so many points? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange there are some old questions—3-4 years old—that have something like 3500 votes. Now I understand that over time the questions will naturally accrue the odd vote, but this is ...
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What criteria should be used to vote down meta questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The meaning of down-votes in meta vs. stackoverflow So I have seen meta-questions involving voting down answers, but I have not seen criteria for voting down questions, ...
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Meta questions and votes

On meta I believe there is a convention that one is voting for or against the sometimes implied suggestion of a question, rather than the quality of the question itself. What is the appropriate way ...
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If voting means 'I agree/disagree' on Meta, it shouldn't affect reputation [closed]

As it's been made clear that voting on Meta basically means 'I agree/disagree with your proposal' and has no bearing on the quality of the proposal, it shouldn't have even a small affect on reputation....

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