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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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When to post on Stack Exchange meta, when to post on [site] meta [duplicate]

After browsing some questions here some of them are site specific. Should they be posted here or on that site's meta? If you post it here the question could get more attention from a wider audience ...
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Wait, so what kind of discussion of hats is and isn't on topic here?

This question of mine: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/319993/i-especially-like-the-hats-this-year?noredirect=1#comment1048036_319993 Received -11 votes and was deleted as 'this kind of ...
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Can we merge [tag-watching] and [favorite-tags]? [duplicate]

It has been a while since favorite tags were renamed to Tag watching and some new features were added. When that happened, a new tag [tag-watching] is created. This was created as a master tag of ...
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Should this question about the Code of Conduct be moved here from Politics Meta?

I believe the "Code of Conduct" is of broader concern than just one site. Would my question here be better served on Meta Stack Exchange than on Politics Meta? If so, can someone help me with its ...
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When can I edit on meta?

On per-site metas, low-rep users cannot suggest edits. Are there any other differences in the rules on editing posts on per-site metas or MSE?
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Should the [Internet Explorer] tag be removed?

The Stack Exchange Meta has the tag internet-explorer. The description is Questions about site's functionality issues (bugs, incompatibilities, feature requests) in any version of Internet ...
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Remove one of the off-topic close reasons [duplicate]

Here on MSE, there are two close reasons within "off-topic" that mean exactly the same thing. This: This question does not appear to be about the software that powers the Stack Exchange network, ...
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How do I “answer” a feature request?

I regularly see feature requests on Meta, sometimes with heavily upvoted answers. A feature request is not really a question with an answer since the poster is asking for a feature to be added to the ...
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
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Type of questions in Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Can we get answers for general knowledge questions in Meta Stack Exchange or only tech related ones?
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Does the RemoveDeadQuestions directive apply to meta?

Under the RemoveDeadQuestions directive, any unanswered questions with a score less than 0 get automatically deleted by the Community ♦ user. The RemoveAbandonedQuestions does not run on meta, but ...
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How to format the Stack Exchange “feed”?

I just made an account here on Stack Exchange, so I apologize if I haven't quite learned the etiquette around here. I also so far have only used the mobile app for SE, not the website, so this ...
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Please Join Us in Welcoming Our New Meta Stack Exchange Moderators!

We're really excited to announce the appointment of three new community moderators to Meta Stack Exchange! I know this might come as a really big surprise to some, and I can't wait to talk about it, ...
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Remove any indication to the indication tag?

I believe the indication tag should be burninated. The term itself is too broad and doesn't really fit as a meta tag. With 12 questions only it should be simple even for one or two users, just want ...
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Why are there so many meta questions on Meta Stack Overflow that belong here?

I've noticed that on Meta Stack Overflow, there are lots of questions that should be here on Meta Stack Exchange instead. Why is this?
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Is down-voting disagreement or poor quality indication? [duplicate]

Consider a well written, properly presented and clear question on either a subject that could be controversial or proposing simply an unpopular concept. The question gets well reasoned, detailed ...
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What is the cause of the recent increase in blatantly off-topic posts on Meta?

Since a few days, I have the feeling that there are a lot more blatantly off-topic questions ('lost souls') on Meta Stack Exchange. OK, that could be just a feeling, so I've created a short script (...
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Why is the Sheriff badge being awarded on Meta.SE?

According to the badge report for the Sheriff badge here on MSE, the badge was awarded once in 2016 and once in 2017. The badge text specifies that the badge criteria is "Served as an elected ...
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Downvoting off-topic MSE posts is counterproductive

Several times a day, people make clearly off-topic posts on MSE. And I've noticed something of a trend with these posts. Obviously, people vote-to-close them as off-topic. But they also get downvoted ...
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What happened to the monthly product team updates?

There was no update in the 2018 monthly product team updates page for the past two months (September and October). Last month I got a reply from Adam Lear that September update will be included in ...
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Can employees please comment on lower-priority requests indicating that they're being looked into?

This is not a duplicate of Can we have a guaranteed pipeline for responses from Stack Exchange?. That specifically refers to high-profile requests that receive a lot of votes, and the answer there ...
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Meta logo appears too high in Internet Explorer 11

On Internet Explorer 11, the "Meta" logo in the top appears too high: On Microsoft Edge, it renders correctly: It used to render correctly in IE; what's changed?
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What are the effective communication channels for effecting change to SE?

It seems clear at this point that MSE is not a useful mechanism for pointing out problems on SE sites and getting resolution for them. It is useful in some ways. If SE staff ask questions about ...
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Show Requests and Bugs links in left sidebar

It's not obvious when you go to https://meta.stackexchange.com how to add a feature request or bug report - clicking on Ask Question is counter-intuitive - it takes some digging around on the site to ...
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Change MSE logo in bounty email notifications

In the past, bounty email notifications from MSE had the general Stack Exchange logo: This is fine. However, today I noticed a change which doesn't look good: The transparent logo doesn't ...
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Is [limits] useful as tag?

Here on Meta we have a tag limits. It doesn't come with a wiki. There are no watchers for that tag. Looking at the 52 questions in that tag you'll find ones about question bans, input limits, voting ...
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Should I add a parent tag if I already use the child one?

For example: when I already added the responsive-design tag, should I add the design tag as well?
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What should I do if I cannot find the right community for my question?

I asked my question here: 1st post Then I got feedback that my question was off-topic (unrelated to the community), with 2-closing votes, without any suggestion about which is the right community for ...
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Why does Meta allow posts that are not questions?

I have searched to see if there was any post about this but the only thing I could find was this answer explaining what Meta is, and it still suggests that Meta is supposed to be used for asking ...
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Auto-rendering of links stops working after the fifth link … or does it? [duplicate]

This question contains ten links to other posts on the Stack Exchange network. On Meta Stack Exchange, bare links like these are replaced by the question titles. However, on that particular post, it ...
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Are [*-stackoverflow] legitimate tags or not?

We have (had?) russian-stackoverflow portuguese-stackoverflow spanish-stackoverflow (I created it the last week) japanese-stackoverflow (I created it today) Are these tags legitimate on MSE? I ...
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What is the “best way” to keep selected discussions on all meta sites synchronized?

Tl;Dr There is an announcement about the new communication processes between international communities and Stack Exchange Inc. One of the processes is to keep the relevant posts on meta sites ...
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“That solved my problem” doesn't make sense if the target question is unanswered

Can we get an alternative to the "That solved my problem!" button that doesn't make the presumption that it solved my problem? I.e. "Yes, that's the problem I have." In some cases, SE (et. al.) ...
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Please rename [winterbash-leaderboard] to [winter-bash-leaderboard]

Note the tag winterbash-leaderboard. All of the other Winter Bash tags are winter-bash*. Can this tag please be changed to winter-bash-leaderboard to be consistent? (I grok that it was probably ...
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Should we burninate the [stackexchange] tag? [duplicate]

I didn't notice it until recently, but apparently we have a stackexchange tag. IMHO it's rather pointless; as you may guess, This tag is for questions about the entire network of Q&A sites that ...
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What is the difference between “only applicable to one specific site” and “a general question stems from a specific example”?

The reason I ask Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable? in the mother meta instead of the child meta is because I think it's applicable to other sites as well. So what is the difference ...
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Why does this question continue to show as Community Wiki, even though a moderator removed community wiki status?

This question shows as being Community Wiki on the question page. However, if you check its revision history, it shows that a moderator removed Community Wiki status. Additionally, I tried answering ...
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Voting for A New Feature

I have seen new features being both highly appreciated and highly criticized, especially the new contributor banner. I wonder will it be better if, for every new feature, the veteran users first vote ...
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Make [international] a synonym of [internationalization]

NOTE: On 2018-10-09 a tag excerpt and wiki were added to international UPDATE: On 2018-10-22 international was renamed as international-sites international currently has two questions but no wiki. ...
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How long does it take on average for moderator flags to be handled here on Meta Stack Exchange?

Here on Meta Stack Exchange, I've noticed that it can take over a month for my moderator flags to be handled, which is even longer than it takes on many beta sites. I understand that this site has no ...
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Change text on MSE Moderators tab of Users page

Why is the list of moderators on MSE empty? And why does it have the text about election? I've found this discussions: How to view the moderators here in MSE? Meta's moderators are very shy ...
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Add easier links to meta sites

I am using the Worldbuilding site as an example. As of now, there is no way to easily get from the main site to meta (or back). To get there, you either have to change the URL in your browser or click ...
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Why we initiated the latest round of design changes and the role of meta

Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of why we started making dramatic changes to the design of every site on the network. From Joe's post on meta: We're introducing a new product, Teams (...
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When and how should we close questions about deprecated or removed features here on MSE?

I noticed that here on MSE, there's an unofficial policy of closing questions, especially unanswered questions, about deprecated or removed features of Stack Exchange. From what I can tell, this has ...
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What's the best way to propose edits to the banning FAQ here on MSE?

In general, faq posts here on MSE are community-curated, which means that as the system changes, posts can become outdated until members of the community bother to edit them. (This was something that ...
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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 ...