Questions tagged [meta]

Meta Stack Exchange (aka MSE) is the governing meta site for all Stack Exchange sites together. Use this tag to ask questions about this very site. In some sense, the [meta] tag is "Meta-Meta Stack Exchange".

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Should Very Low Quality flag be used on Answers that are link-only where link(s) lead to content that could answer question (i.e. are not SPAM)?

On 15 Aug 2020 I edited an answer by @TimPost to The limits to a Very Low Quality answer. That answer, after my edit, stated: If you use the 'Very Low Quality' flag, you're sending a signal to ...
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Should the [blocked] tag on MSE be eliminated?

I just noticed that there's a tag on MSE called blocked that's currently on 36 questions. It has no tag wiki/excerpt, and the name is unhelpfully generic/vague as well. As such, it seems like this tag ...
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Does Meta Stack Exchange reputation count for a commitment in Area 51?

As far as I understood from an old question, the Meta reputation doesn't count for the "200+ reputation" criteria in the Commitment stage of a site proposal. Is it still in this way or did ...
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Why is this deleted meta question considered spam or abusive? (Why were my flags to remove the spam or rude/abusive flags declined?)

This question here on this site was deleted ten years ago, as it was a non-useful joke question. (It was posted during an era when joke questions were not necessarily considered bad or harmful ...
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Should this site have a tag for "default tags"?

When a new Stack Exchange site is created, some tags are automatically created on its corresponding meta site. (I don't think there are any such tags on the main/regular Stack Exchange site itself.) ...
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Header hiding top of page on Firefox [closed]

With the latest layout (rev 2022.3.30.41810), the top of the main content goes under the header: As you can see, the page is scrolled all the way to the top. The problem exists in Firefox 98.0.2 on ...
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How can I mark a feature request on meta as "won't fix" / "bad idea"?

What is the correct way to vote for "won't fix" / "bad idea" for a feature request posted as a question on meta? I didn't find this mentioned on How should feature requests/bug ...
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How can I improve my question asking about when an answer to an announcement marked as planned will be implemented, and have it reopened? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I asked the question Will the pluralization issue in number of bookmarks on list of bountied questions in user profile page be fixed at some point?, which in its original revision reported ...
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What is the [multiple-answers] tag for?

The tag wiki excerpt for multiple-answers says: For questions about situations where a single user posts multiple answers to a single question. However, there are quite a few places it is used for ...
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Must a meta SE question prove site generality?

My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. Although no one explained why in principle any site couldn't have a "noisy" question, there were ...
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How to clarify a question closed as site specific

My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. I didn't intend it as such, as any Stack Exchange site can have the kind of overly complex question the meta ...
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Hide the reputation of requester and posters in feature-request tagged posts, to add more guaranties of balanced advice

The more I look at Stack Exchange Meta or Stack Overflow Meta, the more I see the effects of the requester's reputation (and posters' ones) on them. Do you have a lot of gold medals and reputation? ...
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What does [active] mean?

Inspired by What does active mean? which had the very ambiguous active tag (thanks @Amplitwist for the edit). It has 19 questions but no tag excerpt. If you search in the tag list for activ, you'll ...
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Rename [deleted-recent-posts] to [deleted-posts-page]

The tag deleted-recent-posts was created for the pages that contained lists of a given user's deleted questions or answers, and which formerly constrained themselves to only those posts made in the ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding adding [status-review] tag in conflict of interest cases

Meta Stack Exchange moderators add the status-review tag to a post when Stack Exchange staff can give an appropriate response to the post. I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack ...
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Change hovertext for meta votes [duplicate]

Meta votes are different; they often refer to agreement or disagreement. However, the hovertext still says stuff about research and clarity. This can be confusing to new Meta users. We can base it on ...
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Can I ask for a recent feature change to be reverted in whole, and what are the chances of such a request succeeding?

(This is a general question and isn't specifically asking about one particular change.) In the current times, quite a few radical changes are being made to the Stack Exchange engine, such as the ...
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Can the threshold to see vote counts on Meta be lowered? [duplicate]

I did find this question, but it is from over ten years ago, so I'd like to revisit it This answer explains why there is a minimum requirement (tl;dr the query is expensive). That makes sense, ...
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Synonymize [the-overflow] into [blog]

There are two tags for the company blog: blog (381 questions) This tag is for questions about the Stack Overflow blog, the place for official company communications as well as essays, opinions, and ...
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Are 'featured' questions also 'FAQ's? [duplicate]

On the homepage of Meta Stack Exchange, some community faqs are shown on the right sidebar. However, apparently it also shows featured questions. Before deciding if this is a bug, should featured ...
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The [messages] this tag sends are ambiguous

There is a messages tag with 67 questions and no excerpt/wiki, used for any sort of message. It seems rather ambiguous to me: there are plenty of specific kinds of messages that have more useful tags: ...
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Determine if a bug reported on a foreign language Stack Exchange site is already reported on Meta.SE

I created a post on Stack Overflow en Español and no one has given me an answer; it appears it is a bug that they cannot solve... In chat they suggested I come to Meta.SE and post it, and I came ...
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Should feature announcements be closed after the initial feedback period is over?

This is basically the reverse of Should bug-report/feature-request *questions* that duplicate Grab-bag *answers* be closed as duplicates? From time to time, staff members post announcements questions ...
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Why was my "not reproducible" flag declined on a fixed issue?

Today a new answer was posted on Can't start a numbered list on a number other than 1. The issue seems to have been fixed since 2014 by default on all sites. This makes the issue described in the ...
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The [broken-link] tag here is being used incorrectly

It seems people are using broken-link to specify broken links, but not within posts as the info/excerpt says. Tag Info For discussing the effects of broken links within posts and comments across the ...
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Is Stack Exchange affected by Facebook's application for a trademark on "Meta" for Q&A?

Facebook the company (aka Meta Platforms Inc.) has filed a trademark application for the wordmark "Meta" on over a thousand kinds of goods and services, including: Downloadable software ...
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Let's update our blatantly off-topic close reason to use the 5 available close fields!

In case you're unfamiliar, I asked the question that lead to us updating our site-specific close reason to use the modernized close fields. The benefit of doing this is that the right information is ...
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I'm not really [content] with this tag

The content tag has 34 questions but no usage guidance, and it seems to be used for many types of content: user generated content (in the form of questions, answers or tag wikis) but also content ...
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Rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow regarding the [featured] tag

I am curious to know about the rules which Meta Stack Exchange moderators need to follow before featuring a post or removing the featured tag from a post. For example, let's say that some maintenance ...
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White bar across the top of Meta's header

Meta's header has a weird white bar across the top: It scrolls with the rest of the header, so I only see this when at the top of the page. On a spot-check, Puzzling and Literature seem unaffected. I'...
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Should we rename this tag to [improve] its usage?

The improve tag (33 questions) has a clear excerpt explaining its intended usage: For questions about the Improve Edit button that lets you perform further editing to a pending suggested edit. For ...
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Should we be discussing the relative health and viability of a network site here on MSE?

This is largely catalyzed from this question and its subsequent comment chain. The basic sentiment brings to highlight a very specific site in the network which suffers from two specific problems: ...
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Sitename is missing for Scheduled Events for Meta.SE

As a moderator, one of the 'powers' I have is to create and feature a chat event, which is something I distinctly remember using to 'advertise' a sitewide cleanup years ago. While an RO can create ...
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There should be a way to feature a question only on MSE, without it appearing in the community bulletin network-wide

Meta Stack Exchange should have an option to feature a question which isn't visible to other SE communities. For example, consider this question: Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Meta Stack Exchange?

Stack Overflow and many other Stack Exchange sites have changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By ...
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Adding a link to Meta when the Stack Exchange network is under maintenance

The following banner has been being shown at present when Stack Network is under maintenance. The site is currently in read-only mode; we'll return with full functionality soon. Follow @StackStatus ...
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Can flagging off-topic MSE questions be made easier?

We see lots of questions posted on MSE that aren't anything to do with the running of the network and I habitually have to click a few times to get to the correct reason for flagging. Would it be ...
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Should we burn this [browser-enhancement]?

The browser-enhancement has 32 questions, no tag wiki or excerpt. A quarter of those are questions about Greasemonkey scripts that have been closed and should've been posted on StackApps. For those ...
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Add an option for mods and staff to pin a certain answer to the top on meta sites

Now that accepted answers are in the process of being unpinned, and that's likely to happen on meta sites too, we probably need another way to pin certain answers to the top. This will go in line with ...
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Should the [software] tag be uninstalled?

The tag software here on this site doesn't seem to serve much purpose in categorization. The excerpt for the tag states the following: Use this tag for questions about the software that powers the ...
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Better way to provide feedback on announcement posts

I have started to use the new First Question and Answer queues and am finding issues with it. The problem is finding out if the issue has already been reported. The current way is to reply to the ...
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Are opinions not allowed on meta.SE?

Though there's no reason mentioned, the most probable one from my POV is opinion-based. Is that assumption correct? https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/368569/273829 (for those who can see it) Where can ...
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The [expiration] date of this tag is near

The expiration tag has 23 questions, no tag wiki or excerpt. It seems primarily to be used for asking questions about aged-away close/reopen votes, but is also on other questions covering topics such ...
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reopen-questions help center article: "community's meta site"?

In https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/reopen-questions, it is mentioned: If you're simply unsure about the validity of the closure, the best place to ask is on the community's meta site. Asking in ...
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What are some examples of major changes that came from peoples' posted suggestions on this site? [closed]

I understand that on this site it's possible to make suggestions for changes to the network. If this is an effective way of getting changes made to the network, then surely there must be some ...
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How should I tag a question that may be a Feature Request or a Bug depending on the answer to the Support part?

From time to time I post Meta questions relating to something that works in a way that I wouldn't expect it to. In those cases, the system is either working as designed but I think it should be ...
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I'm having some [difficulty] discerning what we could use this tag for

The difficulty has 13 questions, no wiki or excerpt, and could be used for a lot of things: Having difficulty deleting crap posts, burning tags, making waffles, etc. etc. etc. There are a few posts ...
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Search on Meta is slow (sometimes)

During the last hour or so, searching on Meta Stack Exchange can be very slow; searching only on a tag still works as normal, probably because it automatically redirects to e.g. https://meta....
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Let's update our "only applicable to one specific site" close reason to utilize the five available close fields!

Current Proposal: The currently accepted answer by Catija reflects the currently preferred proposal. Journeyman Geek, seemingly speaking for the Meta Stack Exchange mod team at the time, brought ...
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Is it not allowed to ask a question regarding multiple sites in the Stack Exchange network here?

Recently, I asked Friendly agreement for the betterment of user involvement in interest intersecting sites (for AI related sites) for discussion regarding a feature that is particularly related to the ...
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