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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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Why was my account suspended for chat in Meta chats by a moderator?

In short, there was a hot conversation today about politics in the Tavern on the Meta chatroom and a moderator ended up suspending me for chat in Meta chats for six days. I would like to know please ...
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New tag for the internal image hosting

Now that imgur will soon no longer host our images, the imgur tag would become obsolete. However, I doubt the new upload process, that would host the images internally in Stack Exchange, would work ...
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What should we do for the tag [meta-reputation]?

Today, I found a tag called meta-reputation. This tag doesn’t contain tag wiki and tag wiki excerpt and is only used by 2 questions only. These 2 questions are all about the reputation for meta stack ...
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What should we write for the tag wiki excerpt for the tag [convert-to-answer]?

Yesterday, I suggested edits for both the tag wiki and tag wiki excerpt for the tag convert-to-answer, and my tag wiki edit was approved, but my tag wiki excerpt was rejected. You can see here: https:/...
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What’s the difference between the tags [convert-to-comment] and [answers-as-comments]? [duplicate]

I found it weird, there are two tags convert-to-comment and answers-as-comments. I have looked the tag wiki given, I found that these two tags mean the same things, that is “For questions related to ...
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Why is there no Stack app available for mobile devices? [duplicate]

Description: As every Stack user knows that Stack itself is a combination of many great platforms for different purposes. Its accessibility from a mobile device/remote device would impact its ...
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According to "Be part of the community that decides how the sites work" MSE is only about the SE software. Is that correct for 2024? [closed]

According to the tour, to be part of this community, we should limit ourselves to asking questions about the "software that powers the Stack Exchange network" and about questions related to ...
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Enable the announced 'Answers generated by Artificial Intelligence tools are not allowed' banner on Meta.SE

This is a follow-up on Sites can now request to enable a banner to warn about their policy on AI-generated content where I posted a now-deleted answer to comply with the guidelines. We frequently see ...
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What can we do with [culture]? It hasn't a tag wiki and most questions are old

The tag culture doesn't have a tag wiki. Required tags: As of January 16th, 2024, there are 16 questions tagged discussion, three questions tagged feature-request, and one question tagged support. ...
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Is it okay to make small edits to meta posts to change my vote?

If I see a meta answer that I voted on a long time ago, but I now have a different opinion on the topic and want to change my vote, is it okay to make a minor edit to the post so I can change my vote?
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What is going on in November 2023? [duplicate]

Please, don't take this as something looking to create problems. I'm really concerned. On November 18, 2023 the following post was created: Let's talk about (community) health The last sentence ...
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Etiquette for inviting to chat: Asking about removing "noise" / "chit chat" from own Meta SE answered questions

I want to clean up my posts on Meta Stack Exchange from noise/chit-chat. I know that these edits should not invalidate the answers. How should I proceed if I'm unsure about a part? More specifically, ...
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How to ask about the origin of certain "rule" and its "ruling" attributes

How do I ask about the source of terms and "rules" not explained on a per-site Tour and Help Center without disturbing too much Meta Stack Exchange? Should I make a post for each term and a ...
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Is [spoonfeeding] a meta-tag? Is it really a relevant meta meme?

I added this spoonfeeding to a question I posted a few moments ago, before that question, it had four questions closed. I looked at the FAQ about the Meta Memes, and spoonfeeding is not included. ...
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Do we have a canonical question about retagging based on answer?

I'm looking for a canonical question about retagging based on an answer. I.E. in my question When should site-specific tags be included in site recommendation questions?, the comment by Nij It never ...
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When should site-specific tags be included in site recommendation questions?

There are several site-recommendation questions, including site-specific tags; however, several questions recommend, i.e, Web Applications SE not having a tag for this site. There are 6 questions, ...
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Tagging [site-recommendation] questions asking to recommend sites to ask about stuff related to computers

There are more than 2k questions tagged site-recommendation. Most of these questions are related to stuff that one way or another, is related to computers in any of their form (personal, server, ...
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What should we do with the [alias] tag?

Since we've been seeing some meta-tag discussion these past few days, here's another: What should we do with the six-question wiki-less alias tag? It seems to have been used as a synonym of tag-...
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Do we need a [hardware] reset on this tag?

The hardware tag (here on MSE) is a bit of a mess. Here's the wiki: This tag is for questions about the hardware the Stack Exchange software uses to either build or run their software. Do not use ...
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This tag encompasses a large [web] of topics

We have a web tag here on MSE. I think it should go. It was 21 questions (as of now) with no tag wiki or info. It includes the following topics: The "web" version of SE (in contrast to the ...
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Should we clean up our AI-related tags?

We have the following tags: chatgpt ai-tools generative-ai (synonym of gen-ai) (this is different from prompt-design-site) overflowai artificial-intelligence1 robots (despite the tag wiki, this is ...
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Should we rename the [religious-sites] tag to [religion-sites]?

There's a meta-tag called religious-sites, which is used when asking about the faith-based sites. In my opinion, religion-sites would be a better name for the tag. It's hard to explain why the second ...
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There is a problem with the [problem-user] tag

We have the problem-user tag, with excerpt that reads: This tag should be used in a question about a user who has been causing problems like spamming, unproductive answers, using abusive language and ...
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Remove (again) and prevent creation of the specific-user tag

From the accepted answer at Should any Meta post that calls out a user by name be deleted, not just downvoted? : There's a reason we always kill off the specific-user tag every time it appears. ...
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This tag has no [description]; should it be removed?

The description tag here on this site seems to have no clear use. It also has no tag wiki description, hence the title. Looking through the current uses, I see that many of its uses are covered by the ...
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What are some deferred, ignored, or sunset projects we wish SE would work on to facilitate the community?

We all have our pet projects - things we wish SE would do but which seem to be forever stuck in the backlog pile. Other times, something that's well received gets forgotten in the shuffle. Inspired by ...
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Do we need the [moderation-strike] tag?

I've seen the moderation-strike tag popping up a few times this past month. I'm wondering, do we really need it? It doesn't seem to have much long-term utility, though I may turn out to be wrong on ...
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Do we want the "Voting is different on meta sites" content to match the reality?

This is not a duplicate of A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express Disagreement by Answering the Question because this is not proposing changing the Meta Stack Exchange users' ...
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Featured questions in FAQ list [duplicate]

I just noticed on the sidebar of Meta that featured questions are displayed twice - once in the "Featured" block and again in the "Frequently Asked" block. The featured questions ...
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Stack Overflow Labs page has inaccuracies

There are several errors on the Stack Overflow Labs webpage. The page for the question formatting assistant has the MSE logo, not the MSO logo, and Meta is generally not spelled as META by anyone here....
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Should the Misleading Information Policy apply to Meta posts?

A brand-new Misleading Information Policy has just been released that encourages users to flag, and for moderators to delete, posts that they feel are false in a dangerous way. Many of the examples ...
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When posting announcements either post them as QUESTIONS so that people can actually answer or make the entire thread LOCKED if no input is wanted

Recently Stack Exchange posted a new question about a policy on AI generated content. What is the network policy regarding AI Generated content? The post was made as a fake question, with the actual ...
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Feature request for close reasoning?

I asked question (on meta) on why a post was closed, because it made no sense, and that post was closed as well? ...a member for 11 years on Server Fault, so been here a long time and this makes no ...
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Why was my question - Why does downvoting mean 'no?' - downvoted? [duplicate]

I asked this question which ended up with a -7 score. However, I am puzzled. It seems to be a legitimate question. While I understand that feature requests are downvoted to indicate disagreement, I ...
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According to chat, Meta Stack Exchange was born today!

I noticed today this chat room here on Meta Stack Exchange chat domain. The room has been automatically created yesterday. This is the standard protocol for new sites, e.g. see this transcript, it's ...
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Some sites names shown in Data Explorer Stack Exchange doesn't match the current site name. Is this a bug or a feature?

Volume 1 : TL;DR Please fix the names of the sites in Data Explorer of Community Building, Music: Practice & Theory, Medical Sciences, Mythology and Folklore, Bricks, Cross Validated and "...
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What tag is used for Stack Exchange rules and their respective enforcement instruments?

Each site has a Tour, a Help Center and meta sites having faq where the site's purpose, workings and features of the Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange system are explained. Also, there is FAQ for ...
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Is MSE an appropriate place to post questions about translations/localization issues for mod related features?

Is MSE an appropriate place to post questions about translations/localization issues for mod related features? If not, where should I do that?
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What should we do with the tag [experts]?

TL;DR: experts has 25 14 questions but hasn't tag wiki. The Frequent tab shows 9 4 questions. All the Top Askers have 1 question each. The Top Answerer is Robert Cartaino with 2 answers and a score of ...
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How exactly do people (accidentally) end up here on MSE? [duplicate]

On a daily basis, MSE gets a few (sometimes more than a few) off-topic questions that are posted here by accident. This is when a user intends to post the question on a specific site on the network ...
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Help center page on what questions are on-topic here still says to ask Teams questions on Meta Stack Overflow

In response to the 2022 dissociation of Teams from the main Stack Overflow site, in February 2023, the community there moved to change the scope of their meta to no longer allow Teams questions. All ...
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What is the best (fast but contributive) way to get Strunk & White badge?

As far as know, less than 200 people have a Strunk & White badge here on Meta. Why there's so few people eligible for this? Feature-request, is editing 80 posts too hard? Can we reduce this to ...
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The future role of Stack Exchange vs. emerging AIs [closed]

This post is intended as a discussion on the existence of and future use of the different Stack Exchange communities, including but not exclusively Stack Overflow. With the emergence and popularity of ...
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Do users pay attention to account's age? [closed]

I am currently in the process of writing a paper about the discourse within Stack Overflow. I am focusing on the concept of seniority within the site. My question for the site users is: Do you pay any ...
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Ticket smash for [status-review] tag: Part Deux

The Problem I hate backlogs. It is a mystery to me that I’ve worked in tech for over a decade because there is no such thing as a week where you get to check “done” on every Jira task assigned to you. ...
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The status-deferred tag appears to have gotten a new meaning, can it please be explained?

In the past, the status-deferred was used to indicate that the bug or request has merit, but won't be done/fixed in the near future, or maybe not at all. Then staff added the deferred tag to many bugs ...
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Why does the 'access review queues' privilege on MSE require more rep than SO? [duplicate]

I went through the privileges pages on Meta Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow, and the 'access review queues' privilege requires a lot more rep than SO (2K for MSE, 500 for SO.) Is this because MSE is ...
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Remove tag badges or dupehammer on moderator-only tags [duplicate]

Many people have tag badges or the dupehammer for moderator-only tags. I think this is a problem since it defeats the whole point of being an "expert" in a tag, since these tags only tell ...
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Should ChatGPT be banned on MSE itself?

I’m NOT suggesting a network wide ban - that already has a separate post. I recently noticed that a user posted a ChatGPT generated answer that totally failed to answer the question that was asked (...
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Can I really discuss the validity of closure of my question here?

As per the official help center page on reopening questions, it states 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 the ...
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