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Governing meta for all of Stack Exchange sites. Use this tag to ask questions about this very site, aka MSE.

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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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Should meta requests be closed as duplicates of announcements if the same thing is requested in an answer to the announcement?

Whenever a new feature is announced by the SE team, it's typical for people to report bugs and request features by posting answers to the announcement. However, it often happens that some people who ...
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Do we need an alternative channel for “feature requests”?

I shouldn't have to post my feature requests as a "Questions". They aren't questions. They don't need an "answer", they just need a "response". But the site treats them like a regular Q/A. If we ...
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Is there a difference between “It's No Longer Needed” flag between main and per meta sites?

Is there a difference between usage of "It's No Longer Needed" (INLN or NLN) comment flag on main site and per meta site? There are four kinds of comment flags. It contains harassment, bigotry,...
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Can someone fix the broken links in this historically-locked question?

This contains some broken links: Changes to syntax highlighting But it can not changed, because it is locked. Can someone fix this?
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Please help me to understand (and eventually to explain) when it's necessary to use expletives in a Meta site

Tl;Dr When talking about the use on expletives on local or network-wide Meta, that are not about the name of tool, programming language, or the word itself on a language site, what do we understand ...
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What is “Meta Cruft”?

While working on my question Should we have a tag for questions involving new users asking blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE? , two different users referred to editing out what they called "...
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Non-English meta and Area 51

Not speaking English should not be a reason for your concerns not being taken into account. We are probably losing a great deal of knowledge and ideas due to the language barrier. I know there are ...
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Is it okay to submit bug reports and feedback here about the iOS app, even though it's not being developed? [duplicate]

It seems that every iOS app feedback submission here is met with a reminder that the Stack Exchange iOS app isn't currently being worked on. Is it okay to make submissions here about the app anyway, ...
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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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Meta emails have weird aspect ratio [duplicate]

This problem and the regular aspect ratios for non-Meta emails were tested in both Chrome and Firefox on my Mac. So I got this email about Meta automatically, and the aspect ratio is very, very off: ...
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Why is this post “locked” instead of removed?

This (old) post about how to gain rep fast by essentially being anti-community seems like it should have been removed long ago. Why has it been allowed to stay around all these years? I'm assuming it'...
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Should we have a tag for questions involving new users asking blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

We all know about the persistent problem of new users posting blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta Stack Exchange for many reasons. This problem dates back to at least 2013, and happens often ...
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Should we burninate the [groups] tag?

I recently found out that Meta Stack Exchange has a groups tag. It has 9 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt, and really doesn't add any useful information to questions. On most (not all) questions, ...
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Do the criteria for a link-only answer differ on Meta than on main sites?

Just now someone asked a question about Markdown syntax for chat messages, and an employee answered with the following response: For chat markdown, click on the help button located at the bottom of ...
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Should status-declined (moderator-only tags) be allowed as the “Top tag”?

I came to Meta Stack Exchange today to find something a bit... disheartening: It may be discouraging to users if their top tag on Meta is status-declined. Should this be allowed?
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Are there any plans for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Meta Stack Exchange?

Is there any plan for Meta Stack Exchange's 10th anniversary? The first question was posted on Meta Stack Exchange on June 28, 2009. A few months before, Stack Overflow celebrated their 10th year ...
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Marking a per-site meta question as a duplicate of a meta.SE thread that provides the authoritative answer [duplicate]

This morning, someone asked on meta.SO, (basically) is there a mechanism to bring attention to unanswered questions, or are they just buried forever? I think a pretty helpful, possibly duplicate ...
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Should the cross-site link title conversion limit be increased on this site?

I noticed this answer which has seven links to posts on different per-site metas. When typing up the post in the preview, the post renders just fine, and all the links render correctly as titles: ...
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Examples of questions on Meta.SE that would merit a Very Low Quality (VLQ) flag

In this answer responding to a user asking about why their Very Low Quality (VLQ) flag was declined on a blatantly off-topic question here on Meta.SE, Tinkeringbell ♦ mentions, The VLQ flag IS NOT ...
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Is the VLQ flag appropriate for blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

The endless stream of blatantly off-topic questions never ceases to flow into MSE, which is a topic that's been brought up many times. I've written a userscript that automatically casts a close vote, ...
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RemoveDeadQuestions should not apply to Meta posts

There is an automated system that eventually deletes all unanswered negative scoring questions (as long as they're not locked). I understand why this exists for regular sites – a negative score ...
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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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I received an email alert about a message in my Stack Exchange Inbox, but it was missing

I'm guessing that this message was deleted because the question I commented on was put On Hold, or because the comment was from the requester. Can someone confirm that this is known behavior, explain ...
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Require having a few reputation on at least one other site before posting to MSE

We get quite a few questions every day from users who somehow get lost and ask questions that are completely off-topic here, mainly users who seem to think they are on Stack Overflow. I have been ...
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Automated bug reports from the apps shouldn't post on Meta.SE

There's been a slew of low quality bug reports from the apps hitting Meta Stack Exchange, notably this recent one which is entirely lacking in context. Also see this extremely vague one. In comments, ...
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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, ...
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The help center and sidebar on Meta don't indicate that site-specific questions are off-topic

On this site, we routinely get questions that are about one specific site. Oftentimes, it happens that users search for things related to their meta question, and end up discovering our site. After ...
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Why does talk in chat still require 20 reputation on meta?

Alert! low rep user here! I'm trying to work on my rep by participating more around the StackExchange. It can be a little daunting though, writing a question and wondering if it will be well received.....
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Should Meta questions be duplicated to draw more attention to issues? [duplicate]

An assertion that "several users told you that having more questions about the same topic is actually better" caught my eye as a point for meta discussion. My response was a few comments below but ...
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Please give suspended users an option to explain their side of the story on the meta site

As it is written here by Jon Ericson (CM), the secrecy of the details of the individual suspensions is reasoned to protect the suspended users: Since suspended users are unable to tell their side ...
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What is an appropriate way to indicate a previously asked question needs to be readdressed? [duplicate]

I'm about to use a specific example to highlight a general question I recently posted an answer to What to do with cross-site duplicates? That question was originally asked, and a best-answer chosen,...
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What's with the uptick in blatantly off-topic posts lately?

Generally, we tend to get around a few blatantly off-topic questions here on this site because...reasons. However, yesterday and today (UTC), I noticed that the number of off-topic questions had ...
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How do I answer a bug report?

I regularly see bug reports on Meta, occasionally with heavily upvoted answers. When is it appropriate to answer a bug report? How would I write a good answer to a bug report? How could I write an ...
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Let's not be [argumentative]

The tag argumentative seems to be another tag with little use and no clear purpose. Some of the nine current uses are along with subjective where the question refers to the old "subjective and ...
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Are “unofficial” fun or swag questions allowed?

A recent question about possibly applying a historical lock to old swag/fun posts led me to think about how on-topicness is defined for swag/fun questions. Right now, all or virtually all of our fun ...
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Should we let users delete their answers in official swag events after it's already over?

I just noticed someone who deleted their answer in the recent swag contest, apparently because being frustrated at not getting the swag yet. I don't think that's a valid reason to delete the answer. ...
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Should we de-synonymize [first-posts] from [new-users]?

I noticed that first-posts is a synonym of new-users. While the term "first posts" can refer to the first posts made by new users, the words "First Posts" can also specifically refer to the review ...
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Site bar missing on Meta Stack Exchange

It seems a new design has been rolled out to Meta Stack Exchange. However, the only way I can see I'm on Meta is the browser's address bar and the placeholder in the search bar ... I'd expect that ...
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Tag wiki request for [deleted-room] [closed]

There is no tag wiki for deleted-room. Can someone create a tag wiki? I don't have the reputation to do the wiki and I couldn't find a good wiki.
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This tag needs some [clarification]

The tag clarification seems to be useless. When looking at the questions, I see two main use cases: as a meta-tag for questions where the author wants to have something explained similar to comments ...
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Meta Stack Exchange should not be listed as a “Technology” site

Meta.Se does not qualify as a "Technology" site and should go in another category: the obvious correct answer of "Weird and Wonderful", or missing that any of "Culture/Recreation", "Business" or "...
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Why are these comments considered acceptable on the site?

My flags on this post were declined. Not only were they declined, very quickly, my comments were deleted from under the post. Why were these declined?
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Where to ask about Stack Overflow for teams

When should questions about Stack Overflow for teams be asked here on Meta Stack Exchange and when on Meta Stack Overflow? The tag wiki excerpt is not really useful, as it doesn't specify when a ...
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What kind of questions warrant manual or immediate deletion on Meta?

Unlike main sites, (heavily) downvoted questions on Meta aren't necessarily of low quality, and therefore don't always warrant deletion. Then, what kind of questions should 20k users and moderators ...
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Do we need the ability to tag questions “rep-ability”?

I find 5 questions tagged rep-ability and am not sure what it means or if it's needed. It seems the tag was later added by a single user. It also has no usage guidance. Searching for "rep ability" ...
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When should I vote to close as “off-topic -> does not appear to seek input and discussion from the community” vs “unclear what you're asking”?

Two of the close reasons here on meta, "Off-topic -> This questions does not appear to seek input and discussion from the community" and "Unclear what you're asking", seem to mean essentially the same ...
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When are questions about Stacks - Stack Exchanges design system - on-topic here on Meta Stack Exchange?

Stacks is a design system that is developed for Stack Exchange and maintained by Stack Exchange developers. In this way, it is both, about the Stack Exchange network and third-party. When is a ...
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Do we have incentive to burninate the [incentive] tag?

The incentive tag has 18 questions ATM which aren't much. I can't see any benefit having such a tag, being meta and without any real value. Should we burninate it? If I'll see no compelling reason ...
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Are old, link-only answers not-an-answer?

Yesterday I stumbled upon this answer due to the question being bumped. It is, by the official definition, considered not an answer: If you strip the markup (link), you are left with NO useful ...