Linked Questions

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What could be legitimate reasons for heavily downvoting a post on meta [duplicate]

On this site, I've not seen a whole lot of very upvoted questions, unlike on other sites. But in the past couple of days alone at least two questions have been downvoted up to 26 times. I personally ...
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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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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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What can we do, as a community, to help make MSE a friendlier place again?

MSE is burning, there is fire everywhere. I'm terrified every time I write a question over here and I make myself ready for a fight every time I write an answer. I don't dare to look at comments or ...
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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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How does Meta Stack Exchange work?

Meta Stack Exchange seems to have different rules and user behavior than the "regular" Stack Exchange sites. How is it different? Individual questions answered below: What do votes mean on Meta? ...
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What can we do to encourage (or discourage) a second question?

This question is mostly an excuse for sharing some research I've been doing. It essentially replicates the data Shog gathered a few years ago. I think the results suggest some systemic and social ...
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Common reasons why your meta post may be negatively received

This post functions as a complement to How can I participate in meta and not die trying? As you may already be aware, meta is one such grim place where disagreements happen. It just seems so ...
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If your son would ask, “Dad, why… ?”, would you answer: “Too broad, closed”?

I think, the answer is no. Instead, you would do this: You would decode, what your son really wants to know. You would summarize an answer on your best skills. Doing this, you would optimize an ...
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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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What if MSE used a different rep model for privileges?

Say you're a 50k rep user on SO who, while active on MSO, only visits MSE when discussions or feature requests affect SO itself. If all you ever do is comment and vote on MSE, you can easily run ...
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How does a new user participate on meta SE? [duplicate]

As a new user who joined after lurking for about a month, I'm finding it difficult to actually participate. Is there anything a new user can do here, or is it better to participate on other sites ...
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Why were multiple comments on the moderator process review post deleted?

The feedback post for the moderator review and reinstatement processes has been up for multiple days, and after refreshing my page this morning, I noticed that the majority of comments on the thread ...
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Should downvoting (or points lost) have a lower limit per answer?

I saw this solution with -56 votes , and I thought it was a bit harsh. Once the answer is in negative territory, it's quite obvious the community doesn't support the answer... what is the driver for ...
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The question wizard might be useful for Meta Stack Exchange too; should we give it a try?

tl;dr Due to the special nature of Meta and the high rate of "lost souls", should we try out the Ask a Question Wizard here on Meta Stack Exchange too? General idea In case anyone doesn't know yet, ...