Linked Questions

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Why is it that the new pronouns FAQ was relatively well received with a positive score, but the post for clarifications about it has a negative score?

As of November 23, 2019, What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns? has a (217 − 132 =) +85 score and Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ has a (267 − 599 =) −332 score. I ...
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45answers
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes (now deleted, alternative link) had a score of -1922 (with 2371 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so negatively (this ...
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1answer
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Why is the vote down privilege at 100 reputation instead of 125? [duplicate]

Meta Stack Exchange has the voting down privilege awarded at 100 reputation, rather than 125 reputation like the rest of the network. Other meta sites also require 125 reputation. Why does it take 25 ...
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65answers
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Revisiting the “Hot Network Questions” feature, what are our shared goals for having it?

Thanks for your input here and elsewhere on Meta. Please see the results of this discussion on the update post: Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less ...
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2answers
147 views

Change the word delete to hidden

Having your post deleted is very demoralizing. You likely don't feel like participating in it again when it happens. It's also intuitively considered permanent. "Deletes" on SE are soft, meaning the ...
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1answer
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Why do this site's privileges' costs differ from all the other SE sites?

I know that this site is special, but I don't know why this site's privileges' costs differ so much. For example, on this site, to comment everywhere, you need to have 5 reputation, while on every ...
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0answers
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“Participate in Meta” should be deleted in Help Center > Privileges [duplicate]

Help Center > Privileges > Participate In Meta doesn't seem to be necessary because Meta SE doesn't have its own Meta. According to Help Center > Privileges > Comment Everywhere, the privilege to ...
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1answer
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Meta.SE should have a lowered bar for downvoting that is equivalent to upvoting

I have a friend who would like to do some down voting on SE meta. This friend has only 88 rep on this site. However, the friend has also been a loyal-ish servant of SEcorp and has a reasonable ...
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1answer
73 views

What to do when a conversation moves to a different meta site where you don't have enough reputation to participate?

How does one handle a conversation being moved from a meta site where you have enough reputation to participate (comment, vote, etc.) to a meta site where you do not? Options, as far as I can see, ...
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0answers
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Voting mechanism for feedback questions [duplicate]

The recent license posts The MIT License – Clarity on Using Code on Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange and A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required generated some confusion over ...
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0answers
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Lower the bar for downvoting on Meta.SE [duplicate]

User Disenfranchisement When a user notices a featured Meta.SE topic in their own site's sidebar that impacts them, and they click through to Meta.SE, a significant number of them, regardless of ...
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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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60answers
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A New Code License: The MIT, this time with Attribution Required

Update: January 15, 2016 Thank you for your patience and feedback. The changes proposed here have been delayed indefinitely - we'll be back later to open some more discussions. Important ...
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2answers
102 views

Another third place: preliminary testing for Stack Exchange shiny new projects

This is a follow-up to my comment on meta SO. I'm going to start on a chemical plant analogy. To achieve mass production with a new process, one goes through several scaling steps. At each step, the ...
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6answers
657 views

How should low-reputation MSE users express disagreement with a (proposed) network-wide change?

We have come in a very nice discussion over here. While the question at hand is a duplicate, OP raises a valid point: It overwhelmingly affects Stack Overflow where I have plenty of rep points, yet ...
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46answers
6k views

What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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1answer
263 views

Why not just inherit the rep from the site where you have the highest rep? [duplicate]

I'm still not sure I understand why this site is reputation-based. I think that all this does is make people afraid to participate in conversations. All of the per-site metas are not reputation-...
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1answer
2k views

Stop using community wiki as a reputation denial mechanism

Community wiki is one of the most misunderstood and misused features of the SE network. The original purpose of CW was to enable collaboration on a post, it reduces the reputation needed for editing ...
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10answers
2k views

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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4answers
1k views

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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3answers
788 views

Add a note about downvoting on Meta

There is a lot of irritation and whining from newbies when their suggestions get downvoted because they don't understand that votes have a different meaning here. This is unnecessary, and I'm ...
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51answers
49k views

Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...