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Why are people downvoting my question on Meta? [duplicate]

On all of the other SOFU sites a downvote means The question is unclear or not useful. However, here on meta, a downvote has become a sign of I don't agree with the question, suggestion, feature ...
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Status-* tags - moderator only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Meta Stack Exchange work? I just tried to edit the tags of this question to add the status-completed tag to it (since the feature is already present), but every time ...
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How should feature requests/bug reports work on Meta? [duplicate]

On UserVoice, it's clear how the bug/feature request procedure works: Enter a bug Gain votes (or don't) Get declined by an admin or get a bug fix How will this work on Meta (this site? Is there any ...
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“must include one of these tags — bug feature-request discussion support” [duplicate]

I just tried to post a question to Meta and received: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: must include one of these tags -- bug feature-request discussion support Why ...
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Does MSE provide which bugs are being solved? [duplicate]

I saw many questions on MSE which are under bug tag and having many upvotes. Many times moderators and 10k+ users approve it as bug. And Many time people reports same bugs under different title and ...
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status-bydesign Tag [duplicate]

What exactly does the moderator-assigned "status-bydesign" tag mean? What other moderator only tags are there, and what are their meanings?
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What are all the moderator-only tags? [duplicate]

I know the red ones are the moderator-only tags. But I would like to know all such tags? I tried to read the faq, searched the Meta SO but was not able to find the list of such tags. So far, I know ...
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1answer
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Bug reports and feature requests are not “questions” [duplicate]

All the UI on this site talks about "Ask Question" and "Post Your Question". Those terms don't suit Meta Stack Overflow which is also used to accept bug reports, feature requests etc.
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How did you respond to feature requests or bug reports that you accepted? [duplicate]

I found many unanswered questions here on Meta. That's not strange things but some questions there have a high view count and many upvotes. Good questions should have at least one answer or one ...
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1answer
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Enabling asking non-questions on meta [duplicate]

Sometimes I simply want to notify moderators/administers of problems (e.g. synonym suggestion), and I think there should be "non-question" check-box when asking a question, and instead of accepting ...
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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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1answer
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Why are some tags in a different color? [duplicate]

Some of the tags in the Stack Overflow tag list have a different color. Such as below: Why do some of these tags have another color background?
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Special meaning for tag color [duplicate]

Is there any special meaning of different color's of tag ? I search in meta but unable to find any thing about this.May I missing some thing to understand? For example:
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do downvotes on meta indicate disagreement with the question's premise [duplicate]

I read the comments on this question and somehow stumbled over this comment: Downvotes on meta indicate disagreement with the question's premise, not that you asked a bad question. as it ...
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1answer
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What type of questions do we need to ask on Meta? [duplicate]

What type of questions do we need to ask on Meta and why on Meta only? Only stack-related website question do we need to ask or can we ask any other website-related questions?
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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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1answer
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How does “Reputation” work?

On Stack Exchange, users may gain a certain level of reputation. What does reputation do? How can a user gain or lose reputation? See also What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? ...
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1answer
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What is the association bonus?

I was just awarded +100 reputation on all of my Stack Exchange accounts. What is this bonus for? It simply says "Association Bonus" on my reputation overview. Return to FAQ index
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BLOCK QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS

RECENTLY ON THE ANDROID SITE WE GOT THIS QUESTION WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. THIS WAS SURPRISING TO ME, SINCE I ASSUMED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE QUALITY FILTER — BESIDES BEING INDICATIVE OF ...
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5answers
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Why isn't Meta funny anymore? [closed]

I remember when I first began to frequent Meta there were jokes galore. And the moderators seemed pretty lax with humorous questions (and sometimes answers). Then, something changed and Jeff began ...
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1answer
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How should duplicate questions be handled?

What should I do when I see a question that is a duplicate of another one? Should I answer it? Should I downvote it? Should I comment? Should I edit the question to indicate it's a duplicate? If I ...
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2answers
4k views

How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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11answers
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Does meta have to mean murder?

It's often said on this site that meta means murder and that this acts as a deterrent. Our site, which is supposed to act as the central clearinghouse for network-wide matters, doesn't have a great ...
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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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1answer
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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

Do not repost the question you were about to ask until you have READ EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT TO TELL YOU. While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from ...
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Should users refrain from making minor edits to a question?

I feel users that can edit posts should refrain from editing other users' posts when they are only making minor grammar and capital case edits. I don't think their edits add enough value to warrant ...
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Should reputation from SO carry over to Meta? [closed]

Honestly, I feel handicapped not being able to edit other people's posts here on Meta (and until recently could not even retag questions). Why does our hard-earned reputation on SO not count in Meta? ...
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4answers
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Add automatic baby-language translation for posts [closed]

I'm specifically interested in adding translation for baby language, look how my son looks confused at the current interface in English: ! He even tries to ALT + TAB to get away from it, but his ...
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1answer
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What should you do if you're serial downvoted & it isn't automatically reversed within 24 hours? [duplicate]

Example: Three days ago I was serial downvoted[?] After these weren't automatically reversed, 24 hours later, I flagged one of the posts. It was eventually marked as helpful, but the downvotes ...
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Shouldn't there be more incentive to accept an answer?

This is frustrating for new users. I've answered tons of questions thoroughly and correctly, and I've often been the only person to answer. However, these users (usually new or low rep) don't return ...

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