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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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Is the visual design of Area 51 intended to appeal largely to geeks?

Space, aliens, freakin' unicorns. Area 51's all a bit geek-centric (making it inherently more male-oriented). However, aren't we supposed to be proposing sites for the internet community at large? Isn'...
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What is status-deferred?

Have there been any statements on the meaning of this tag?
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Could we be a little less eager with the duplicate votes to close?

It was pointed out to me it was unfair to single out folks with dupe-hammers for this. It was a poor choice of words, on my part. The core of the post is still something I feel needs addressing, so I ...
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Is this really THE Bill Gates ? Or a Prank account? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/users/442934/bill-gates Thanks, George
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Reduce the required number of non-wiki answers for bronze/silver/gold tag badges to 10/40/100

Before the introduction of bronze tag badges, the only requirement for silver/gold tag badges was 400/1000 upvotes. This permitted a notable Tag-badges exploit, namely, a single answer with 1000+ ...
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Notifications on negative score

When I post a question and it is downvoted below 0, it would be useful to receive a notification so that I could edit the question or add a comment. An option for email alerts would be even better. ...
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Why was I voted down so many times for asking this question?

The question was valid and I didn't find any real good explanation outside of spam, which makes no sense really if you allow questions anyway...as if a spammer cares whether its a comment or a ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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How to interpret use of “status-declined” for a discussion question

In reviewing Should we have a policy about "too much downvoting"?, I noticed that it was of type discussion but also had status declined. The documentation on How does Meta Stack Exchange ...
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Is downvoting technically correct answers just because they aren't yours acceptable behavior?

Newly active round these parts; this just happened to me twice. Is that how I should behave when I get downvote privileges?
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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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Is there a way to search for posts linked to other posts?

Is there a way to search for posts that have links to other posts? Say I have this post link text. and I want to find all posts that have that linked in. Is there a way to do this? If I just put ...
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How about forcing answers when there is rapid down-voting without any answers?

This question was rapidly down-voted without any response of material to help the user understand why the question was so poorly asked that it justified such rapid and massive down-voting. I have seen ...
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New top bar - allow user colour choices

I see many mixed views relating to the new top bar colour (the black(ish/almost)). Personally I love it. The light text on black is easy to read as the rest of the site is bright. It also stands ...
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Is there a way to appeal “status-bydesign” decisions?

I've run into a few cases in which bug reports were closed as status-bydesign where I really feel that the design process should be rethought. Is there a way to say, I understand you think this is ...
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I am a new user of Stack Overflow

How can I utilise the Stack Overflow website as a beginner in software development? What is Meta Stack Overflow? What is the best way to contribute?
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Subjective: FAQ versus close reasons [closed]

If we have one really reliable 'Hatfield versus McCoy' situation on so.com, it's the question of subjective questions. One camp (in which I generally find myself) appeals to the wording of the FAQ: "...
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Automatic Downvote for Question or Answer

This is a weird one, but it occurred to me the other day. What if all answers were automatically added at -1 or -2 status? That is, they automatically take a little bit of reputation to enter. People ...
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Get points for voting

From time to time I'll find a good answer to a programming question on StackO via Google, but in my rush to solve my current problem I'll forget to upvote the answer. I was thinking maybe users could ...
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My questions keep getting closed; how do I improve? [duplicate]

Often when I ask a question it gets closed, but I don't understand what makes it too broad or off-topic and people aren't explaining it in comments. I'm getting frustrated; I want to contribute ...
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Question kept getting deleted even after I made it CW

Premature optimization is the root of all evil, but can it ever be too late? There were some arguments whether or not it should've been CW and what CW really means etc, I stopped caring about that so ...
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Idea for Moderation Voting Badge

I have a relatively simple question that can, hopefully, be answered rather quickly. I noticed that the voting for moderators is underway on the main site, and it struck me that, after voting, I ...
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Why is Strangest Language feature so heavily downvoted with no comments?

Strangest Language feature seems to be the ONE question I see most often as many user's lowest voted question. In fact, going through many of the downvotes there are some good answers that seem ...
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What is the purpose of an answer to a feature request question, and how does that differ from the purpose of a comment on a feature request?

I am learning about how feature-request questions (on meta sites) differ from "normal" questions. Part of my understanding is that: For normal questions, votes reflect (primarily) the quality of the ...

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