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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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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 ...
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The buggy Bugs page

A visitor or user who clicks the Bugs tab, situated on the Top Questions Page, is presented with a single page of bugs currently ranked highest. These upvotes might lead an inexperienced user (and ...
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Rename [responses] to [responses-tab]

I noticed that the tag responses, whose wiki says it's about the "responses" tab in one's own user profile, is being used for many different purposes that are not related to that specific tab. Can we ...
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Can I learn what [learning] is?

The tag learning on this site seems to have no clear purpose, with questions ranging from "learning how to use the site" to "learning about topics". It seems to meet the definition of a too-broad tag. ...
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What Area 51 questions belong here as opposed to Area 51 Discussion Zone?

There's an impressive body of Area 51-related questions here on Meta Stack Exchange, linked together with the area51 (1,688 questions as of the writing of this question) tag, but there is also a ...
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Broken bounty post notices

The post notices for bounties look broken on all 4 currently featured MSE questions (to me): I can only see this on MSE, I put up a bounty to test stuff on IPS and it is looking good there:
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Why doesn't meta have First Posts review anymore?

While looking at the timeline for an old question here on meta, I found that it was reviewed in First Posts (yes, it does exist). There have been 21 reviews in total, the last of which was done in ...
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The [vampire] tag kinda sucks — can we stake it?

I just noticed vampire wandering out in the daylight. In theory it could be help-vampire, but it's really a meta tag (about people) that needs to go away. There are only 11 posts so I can get rid of ...
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Move the question/answer ban meta to per-site help

This relates to People get lost and crash into meta - maybe we need roadblocks for their safety and the issue it's dealing with: people ask off-topic questions on here all the time. I think it's ...
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Exact phrase search with tag gets wrapped with additional set of quotes on Meta.SE

Only on Meta Stack Exchange, searching with an exact phrase in the search box will result in the entire query wrapped in an additional pair of quotes. For example: [feature-request] "There are no ...
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Is a question that asks for a review of my reviews allowed on Meta?

I'd like to ask for a review of my reviews, as I've just been banned for the first time. Is that a valid question here?
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Does piling up downvotes help the site in any useful way?

I am new here, but I’ve noticed that downvoting on this site tends to be quite virulent with respect to off-topic questions or questions which probably are poorly formulated. Though I understand ...
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Make [answers-in-comments] a synonym of [answers-as-comments]

The tags answers-in-comments and answers-as-comments seem to refer to exactly the same thing: comments that should be answers. Because of that, answers-in-comments should be made a synonym of answers-...
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No “2018: A year in moderation” here?

Shog9 has been posting posts titled "2018: a year in moderation" in all the child-metas (e.g., here's the post on MSO) with some interesting statistics on how many various moderation tasks are ...
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Synonymise [locked-questions], [locked-answers] and [locked] to [locked-posts]

Suggestion On Meta SE, synonymise: locked-questions → locked-posts locked-answers → locked-posts locked → locked-posts Rationale While technically there is a difference between locked answers and ...
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What can be an informal name for MSE? [closed]

Formally, Meta Stack Exchange should be called as Meta Stack Exchange or MSE. But when writing on specialized sites, I frequently use: This has been discussed somewhere on the meta or the ____ ...
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Dealing with “Legacy” posts which… are not that nice

We've come across a few posts as mods that don't really meet the 'modern' standards of SE. Its a bit of a pickle since we can either delete them, edit them (unilaterally) or leave them alone. None of ...
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Why do you need to add a bounty to get attention on Stack Exchange Meta?

When you post a question here you already spend time on it, formatting and wording it correctly, backup up everything with quotations and research. But when you post a bug or feature request if you ...
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Could we change the tag excerpt/wiki and clean up the [survey] tag?

Currently the survey excerpt says DO NOT USE this tag; questions about the annual Stack Overflow user surveys should be asked on Meta Stack Overflow, not here. But this tag could be used on ...
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How to gather more views for a posted question other than putting bounties? [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and want to know how shall I increase the view of my question which is not getting answered and has gathered small no. of views. I have used bounties in stack overflow in ...
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winter bash hat? [duplicate]

I am new to this meta StackExchange community, So I do not have much knowledge about Winter Bash and earning hat meaning in my profile. Is is just of fun or really mean something.
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How should I flag blatantly off-topic questions on Meta.SE: Close or VLQ?

Historically, when encountering blatantly off-topic questions (usually programming questions) here on Meta.SE, I would raise a Close flag (usually off-topic: This question does not appear to be about ...
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Should we prevent meta questions from only containing required tags?

From this quote from an answer by Catija, referring to the recent mass retagging here: It left questions untagged. Yeah, it's meta, so there's required tags but those required tags are meta ...
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Rename [google-openid] to [google-account] here

The tag google-openid has to do with logging into SE with a Google account. However, said login path no longer uses OpenID since it's now deprecated. The tag is still relevant for questions about ...
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Why are tags on MSE being regularly removed/deprecated without discussion?

For a while now, on a daily basis, the front page of Meta.SE has been populated with old questions bumped because of retaggings -- mostly removals. Today ignore seems to be the target. As far as I ...
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Why does Meta Stack Exchange have reputation? [duplicate]

On the per-site-metas, users don't have a reputation score different from their score on the site (so a user's meta.stackoverflow reputation is just their Stack Overflow reputation). But meta....
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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]?

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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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 2018 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 ...