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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 is an Appropriate Question for Meta Stack Overflow if not this? [duplicate]

I received quite a few downvotes for a question I just asked here on Meta. If not here, where was I supposed to ask this question?
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Are feature request questions on this site downvoted for being poor ideas? [duplicate]

On many sites, a well written question, even one asking about a possibly bad idea, is often upvoted. I've noticed a little difference on this site. Do people down vote questions because they do not ...
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Help us identify micro-privileges for top users

Are you familiar with tapas? These are little appetizers invented in Spain that people enjoy while talking and drinking in the cool of the evening. What makes them so great is that you get a ...
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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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MSO is a forum. Its reputation system should reflect that

Yesterday, reputation on questions was changed for consistency's sake: We amended question rep on meta so it is in line with the rest of the sites. So now, upvotes on questions are worth 5 points. ...
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It is a sad day on Stack Overflow [closed]

not-programming-related is no more shot of close reasons http://www.juanformoso.com.ar/images/so9.png Long live NPR!
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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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Doesn't science have a better reputation system than Stack Overflow?

In science, peer review works a bit like upvotes: person A says that "yes, I think this work doesn't have any major flaws". Over time people who have published lots of work that has got such approval ...
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Enable (up) voting in question lists?

I would like to be able to up vote questions in the question list. (Yes, inspired by Reddit.) I can think of two situations where this would be handy: 1) If you see a good question, but don't ...
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Should usernames in all capital letters be allowed?

Consider a theoretical username of "FOR EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT JUSTICE". Is it appropriate for a username to 'shout'? If not, should "no all caps usernames" be an enforceable rule, a guideline, or ...
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Meta-SO Community: Please stop down-voting legitimate questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Meta FAQ page should include more verbiage about downvotes. Why do people take downvoting on meta so personally Why are downvotes different on meta? Downvoting on Meta ...
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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 be [Closed as duplicate] questions redirect to what they are duplicate of?

I see there are many questions about duplicated QA threads on SO and others... Wouldn't be better to have system behavior like this? User comes to question which is closed as (exact) duplicate of X ...
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Fixing the Culture of Downvoting on Meta

I should preface this post with the fact that from my recent experience here I feel a little burned by meta and I have to imagine that other meta newbies have had equally bad experiences. I am a SO ...

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