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Questions tagged [meta]

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

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Server error when attempting to see more linked questions here on MSE

I tried to check the linked questions of Build and strengthen the Stack Exchange community with "crossover questions" between sites by clicking on "more linked questions" on the right, which ...
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Can I link to my meta question from comments of cited or related questions?

I asked a Meta Stack Exchange question which references one or more questions on normal Stack Exchange sites. I want to make sure that people who are interested are able to find it, but at the same ...
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Misplaced tooltip in Site Analytics graph

The tooltips in the Posts graph on the Meta Stack Exchange Site Analytics page are misplaced. Sometimes, they appear to be part of the next graph (see below) - the arrow indicates the point I was ...
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The new Code of Conduct: Meta is useless?

I have now seen the new Code of Conduct and one thing is notably absent, especially because I asked twice to include it in the new Code of Conduct. Each Stack Exchange site has a meta where people ...
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Is it allowed to directly copy paste a meta post from one of the network sites to another?

Every now and then when I'm crawling through meta sites, I come across a post brilliantly written, addressing a common issue. Cross posting as such is not permittable on the main sites, but can I copy ...
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Incorrect logo in Meta SE newsletter banner

I don't know but this might be related to the new layout. On this meta site the newsletter form shows the Stack Overflow logo: Browser: Firefox 61 on Windows 10, no relevant plugins. The problem ...
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How to see badges in Stack Overflow app

How can I see the badges I earned and their progress in the Stack Overflow app? I don't see an option for this in the profile page. Is there a way to view and track badges in the app just like in the ...
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Difference between Stack Exchange, Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, and Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Stack Exchange, Stack Overflow, Meta Stack Overflow, and Meta Stack Exchange? How to use them effectively?
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Does Meta.SE have its own meta section? [duplicate]

I noticed that some SE.sites have their own meta section. Does Meta.SE have this section too? For example, for questions about questions about questions: How to ask a question about a topic that ...
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What if MSE used a different rep model for privileges?

Say you're a 50k rep user on SO who, while active on MSO, only visits MSE when discussions or feature requests affect SO itself. If all you ever do is comment and vote on MSE, you can easily run ...
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Is Stack Exchange Meta data available on Data Explorer?

I am trying to run a query in Data Explorer and can't seem to target Meta SE. I've tried a few different ways (Stack Exchange Meta, Meta, Big meta, Meta Stack Exchange), pasted the URL meta....
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Should the “can no longer be reproduced” off-topic close reason on meta be changed?

Here on Meta Stack Exchange as well as on Meta Stack Overflow, we have an off-topic close reason that says: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the ...
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Blog vs meta announcements

Why are important (or what is criteria?) announcements made in the blog and not on corresponding meta sites? I don't like the blog format. I do like Q&A where important problems are risen as ...
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Featured questions are not shown network wide

Currently, there are three questions tagged with featured here on Meta Stack Exchange. Usually, when there is a post with this tag, it is visible throughout the network on the Community bulletin or ...
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Feedback link on Meta Stack Exchange should be removed

Feedback link in the footer of MSE refers to the same page, i.e. to MSE itself. Other sites have such link only for main versions, but not for the per-site metas. I think this link should be ...
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Is a feature request a question?

I read through some very helpful posts about how to be successful on Meta, though the links seem to have disappeared and I'm not sure how to find them again. Anyway, there's a lot of talk about ...
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How to post a question when wanting to pass on information as opposed to ask a question?

When wanting to post on meta to facilitate communication for example: Educating people to flag spam and not vote to close It can be a challenge creating a question and in some instances, the answer ...
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Why do we use [bonus-reputation] instead of [association-bonus]? Let's not!

Everyone calls it the "association bonus". Is there a historical reason for this? Can we please at least synonymize the two or (preferably for me) make association-bonus the master tag? On our FAQ ...
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Warn new users who ran into a question ban on other sites before they post here on Meta

I propose that new users who recently ran into a ban from asking questions anywhere else on the network be shown a warning before asking a question here on Meta Stack Exchange. A huge portion of ...
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Should we set restrictions on what answers can be posted to the Formatting Sandbox?

(I'm neutral on this issue; I just want to open it for discussion.) The original intent of the Formatting Sandbox was to provide a place for users to test out the formatting features of the Stack ...
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feature-request tag shown at the end of tag list. [feature-request] tag was replaced with itself [duplicate]

I saw this question and see that it has feature-request in the end of tag list (it should in the beginning). If I go to revision history I'm also facing some oddities: feature-request was replaced by ...
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Throw a warning once code in question detected

This is very meta question, which has to be asked because the off-topic coding questions pop here every now and then. Once code in question body detected, a user should be introduced to the clippy ...
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I'm changing the “not generally applicable” close reason here on Meta SE

This is a small administrative note. For the past 3 years and 11 months, we've had an off-topic reason defined here for use on questions that are only relevant to a specific site: This question ...
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Should we bury [Money-Making]?

The money-making tag seems to be a meta tag - it doesn't seem useful, and just adds noise. SE's financial plans are one of the few things the average user's likely to not have a say in, and I'm sure ...
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* [blocked] --> Synonym of [?-ban]

blocked --> [tag:?-ban] No usage guidance nor tag wiki, no clear meaning (we have various tags like [ip-ban] [post-ban] [review-ban] etc.), ambiguous. Only serves as a signpost. Can we make blocked ...
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Tag length increase from 25 to 35 characters was not actually done here on MSE

The tag character limit was supposedly increased from 25 to 35 characters "on all sites". However, here on MSE, the tag length increase was not actually implemented. As would be expected, you get an ...
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“They don't need to be questions”?

From time to time on various meta sites, I see someone reminding folks that posts on meta sites are not required to be questions. Would it be too difficult to change the text in the buttons for "...
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How do I get attention for old, unfixed bug reports and feature requests without official responses here on Meta?

I posted a question here on Meta Stack Exchange, or on a per-site meta, regarding a bug I found in the system. I got no comments, or a few comments stating that this is a legitimate bug (and not by ...
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Should it be better if answering/commenting on Meta requires at least 50 reputation?

People answering on Meta should have a good understanding of a Stack Exchange community, so should it be better if answering/commenting on Meta requires at least 50 (or more?) reputation on that Stack ...
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Is the Meta SE FAQ sidebar broken?

In the sidebar, under FAQ/"Frequently Asked" (and not the "Featured on Meta" section), the link to the featured post What criteria should we use to determine which review queue indicator a site will ...
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People get lost and crash into meta - maybe we need roadblocks for their safety

I used to think that Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's idea of a survey was a terrible idea - it wouldn't actually fix anything, and I suspected most folks asking off topic questions here are drive-by's. ...
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Let's Start An Annual Meta Survey!

No, we're not going to survey a survey, as much fun as that might be. We'd like to toss out the idea of running a survey that asks folks about their experiences here, expectations when coming here, ...
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Why isn't “Comments are not for extended discussion” the case on Meta?

Many times I have seen posts with a long list of comments under it, which is later replaced with one comment from a moderator: Comments are not for extended discussion. This conversation has been ...
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Why do users often ask blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta?

For quite some time, newer users seem to ask a lot of blatantly off-topic questions here on Meta. They are mostly programming questions that should have been closed asked on Stack Overflow, along with ...
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No blog entries in MSE Community Bulletin

All over Stack Exchange (both main and meta sites), the Community Bulletin in the right sidebar is showing the recent blog posts from https://stackoverflow.blog, e.g. on Movies: And its meta: ...
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How come the Meta chat rooms are separate? [duplicate]

Like completely cut-off from the rest of the chat rooms (on the Stack Exchange network). The favorites are separate, and the current rooms are separate, (even the search) - all of it; it's all ...
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I can't sign up for Meta newsletter

For the past two days I have been trying to sign up for the Meta newsletter from the box on the Meta Stack Exchange site. I get this error every time. Please note that signing up from the newsletter ...
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Are these duplicates?

Add tag wiki/excerpt audits with copied content We need tag wiki plagiarism audits I'm very curious why they aren't duplicates. Both are requesting basically the same feature, with highly similar ...
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How to reply to meta questions?

What is the most appropriate way of responding to a meta post. For example, if someone has pointed out a bug, how does one reply to that. I don't normally answer questions as I am unsure what to put. ...
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Why does the Community user wear the 'Ooh, Shiny!' hat on Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I just noticed on this post that the Community ♦ user wears the 'Ooh, Shiny!' secret hat on Meta Stack Exchange. This is not the case on other sites, like Stack Overflow and a handful of others ...
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Edit the MSE help page about automatic deletion to remove a criterion that is not enabled here

The help page here on MSE about the roomba says that abandoned questions older than 365 days are deleted in certain cases as RemoveAbandonedQuestions. While this is true on main Q&A sites, as per ...
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Why can I add a post in here, even though I've been suspended?

I find this odd that I can post something in this area even though I've been suspended from Stack Overflow and meta, so why is that, or is that normal? I take it that these two areas are two ...
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Why are a lot of should-have-been-on-MSO questions closed instead of migrated back?

I learned that MSO and MSE split up in Mid 2014, and since then a lot of good questions were closed as pertains only to a specific site. Some even have comments below claiming To be clear, this ...
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Make distinction between Meta Stack Exchange vs Meta Stack Overflow more prominent

Problem There are some questions about differences between MSO* and MSE**. However, this information is confusing and not instantly processable. Some of the questions/answers are pretty detailed, ...
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What means “meta” for this kind of forum? [duplicate]

I do not know if it would be asked here, but I always asked myself about that means "meta" on for that kind of forums. Why not "para" from "paranormal", for example? I participate of a lot of ...
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Can there be a close reason on site metas for questions that don't provide evidence that a problem exists?

One of the things that really annoys me about meta is the amount of discussions that lack examples. This is annoying for two reasons: Often, if a meta post can't provide evidence that something is a ...
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Suggested edit by Anonymous

From time to time, I see edits like this one made by anonymous users here on Meta Stack Exchange. I know that these edits are actually made by logged-out users or even users without an account. But ...
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Why is Meta Stack Exchange classified as “main site” and not “meta site?”

On my Stack Exchange iOS app, this Meta Stack Exchange site cannot be found when I filter by meta sites. Rather, it is considered one of the main sites. Why is this? Could it be changed? This ...
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Search just broke

Searching currently isn't possible on Meta Stack Exchange. It worked a few minutes ago and all other sites seem to still work. I get directed to this link: https://meta.stackexchange.com/error?...
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As a low rep user on meta or chat, how can I follow a link to a question after deletion?

I think everyone knows this problem. There is a discussion on meta with references to example questions. Let's say, the purpose of the discussion is to establish, if those referenced questions are off ...