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How does Meta Stack Exchange work?

Meta Stack Exchange seems to have different rules and user behavior than the "regular" Stack Exchange sites. How is it different? Individual questions answered below: What do votes mean on Meta? ...
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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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Where do I ask where to ask?

If I have a specific question I want to ask about, but I don't know which Stack Exchange site would be on topic for asking that question, where can I ask where to ask that question? Is there any ...
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How does reputation between the main site and its meta work on SE 2.0?

I noticed that the reputation from the main site carried over to meta on Gaming (at least the first upvote), I guess that doesn't work the other way around, right? Is it then impossible to have a ...
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Deleted Meta Questions Archive

Some keep deleting questions with a lot of discussion, both relevant and/or historical, and we can't search on deleted questions. Some of them are locked so that they cannot be undeleted, so I'm ...
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What about meta-meta Stack Exchange?

Meta Stack Exchange (which emerged from Meta Stack Overflow after the Stack Exchange network was spawned) is great; it gives you a chance to talk about the Stack Exchange network in a disconnected ...
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What sort of Q&A does this “Meta Stack Overflow” deal with? [duplicate]

As a new user, may I ask what kind of Q&A and discussions this "Meta Stack Overflow" deals with?
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Meta's moderators are very shy

Post-split, Meta's moderators are (we've been told) the CMs and maybe a few other employees. And, sure enough, those folks have diamonds. However, something's missing: Where are all the moderators??...
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Down votes should not have any side effect, on meta [duplicate]

After my first suggestion, I've now got a new suggestion: down votes should not have any side effect in meta. By side effects, I mean something like banning me from asking questions due to too many ...
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How do per-site Metas differ from Meta Stack Exchange, and where should I go to ask my question?

How do per-site metas, such as Meta Writers Stack Exchange or Meta Stack Overflow differ from the general Meta Stack Exchange? Where should I go to ask my question? Return to FAQ index
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Why was the previous Code of Conduct FAQ (and all answers) removed?

I noticed that the original-now-replaced CoC FAQ was deleted. When the new CoC FAQ came out, I tried to look for my old answer as well as others for comparison. Why not just mark the old one ...
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How can a user suggest a status tag edit on Meta?

Have a look at this suggested edit which was suggested by Joshua Hynes. He suggested status-planned tag. I approved because I can see he is an SE employee. So I have two doubts: Why doesn't he have ...
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Meta Meta Privilege [duplicate]

I just took a look at meta today and noticed something weird in the meta privileges. If you look at the meta privilege list, you can see that at 5 rep you can participate in meta. I know that there is ...
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Why can we flag/vote a question on Meta as duplicate of another question which has no accepted/upvoted answers?

When we flag/vote-to-close a question as a duplicate on Stack Overflow, and that potential duplicate doesn't have any upvoted or accepted answers, we are alerted that we can't use that question as a ...
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How to tag questions related to size of The Queue? [closed]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions. ('tags' wiki excerpt) Questions related to size of Close Votes review queue at Stack Overflow are ...
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What is the main purpose of meta.stackoverflow?

I understand all subservices of Stack Overflow, except the Meta one. Do I post requests, faq-like questions or do I just vent my happiness/dissatisfaction with the services? I noticed, most questions ...
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How should feature requests/bug reports work on Meta? [duplicate]

On UserVoice, it's clear how the bug/feature request procedure works: Enter a bug Gain votes (or don't) Get declined by an admin or get a bug fix How will this work on Meta (this site? Is there any ...
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How will Stack Exchange get the resources to track and handle all the new feedback gathered by The Loop?

Stack Exchange has announced: With our new mixed method research approach, one thing we lost was regular, in-depth conversation with a group of folks highly invested in Stack Overflow’s growth. We ...
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Is Meta Stack Overflow just the meta for Stack Overflow or is it a somewhat special meta site?

Initially I thought that Meta Stack Overflow was the common meta for all SE sites. Then I noted that English Language and Usage has its own meta site. It took a while for me to learn that even ...
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Why do we ask Area 51 questions here (meta.stackoverflow) rather than on meta.stackexchange? [closed]

Since Area 51 has been announced I was expecting feedback for it to go on meta.stackexchange.com. Instead we have been directed to post feedback here on meta.stackoverflow.com. I thought that meta....
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Request for Official Clarification on Proper Location of Meta Questions for SE 2.0 Sites

On meta.webapps, Robert Cartaino ♦ says This meta site (meta.webapps) is for question about the operation and administration of this site (webapps.stackexchange.com) specifically. Any ...
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Statistics regarding users who recently flooded MSE with blatantly off-topic debugging questions

Related: Sudden increase in off-topic posts on MSE Ways to give users some specific education about question quality and topicality Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at ...
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What is the process for getting an answer to a feature request?

I have a feature request question, but no one came along and said "declined", does that mean it is still up in the air? What is the process. I still think it is worth bringing up, especially after ...
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Please stop deleting retag-requests

I've noticed that retag-requests are being deleted by Jeff. This seems like a new thing and not a good one. I've seen two today that were both created by Evan (one, two) [10k only], which had a ...
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Is this site the meta site for all of the Stack Exchange network, as well as the meta site for Stack Overflow proper? [duplicate]

I haven't seen it expressly stated anywhere but as I've spread my presence around more and more of Stack Exchange it's started to seem to me that there are not separate Meta sites for Stack Overflow ...
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Why are my suggested edits here approved by Community♦? [duplicate]

I just noticed that my suggested edits on meta are quickly approved by Community♦, sometimes almost instantaneously. As a guess: does this have anything to do with the fact that I have edit ...
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I re-added the featured tag, but it doesn't show [closed]

I initially posted this question (on a meta site where I was and still am a moderator) with the featured tag. The tag since then expired, and just now I tried adding it back. I used the “secret edit ...
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How to view the moderators here in MSE?

I am able to view the Stack Overflow site moderators by clicking on this https://stackoverflow.com/users?tab=moderators But when I search the same in meta.stackexchange, it does not display the ...
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When will a feature-request be marked as either status-completed or status-declined? [duplicate]

I recently asked this feature-request question here on Meta, and am wondering when it will be addressed and marked as either status-completed or status-declined. Is there a defined time-frame for ...
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I found a bug on a non-English site and I don't speak the language. Can I post it here?

While looking at a few of the new International sites, I got curious and started poking around. I found what appears to be a bug, and something that wasn't translated. I don't speak the language and ...
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Status-* tags - moderator only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Meta Stack Exchange work? I just tried to edit the tags of this question to add the status-completed tag to it (since the feature is already present), but every time ...
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Trogdor, your services are requested

Here is a list I've compiled of Meta-tags that could be burninated: close-votes tag-sets page-layout withdrawn users-page-2.0 user-tab wrong-answers-count voters-page bling top-buttons app-offline ...
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Looking for stats related to possibly coordinated comments flagging

Related: Why was Robert Harvey suspended? I would like to get some statistics about comments of this user that were deleted in two weeks between October, 8 and October, 22. Specifically, I would want ...
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Is calling for protest actions allowed on metasites?

Is it allowed for user to post question proposing some protest actions against SE site/network? For example propose to avoid using it on concrete date or misuse/overuse some of the rules to explicitly ...
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Do we need MSE in the hot list?

Apparently MSE questions are able to appear in the hot list, which the old MSO didn't managed to. Shouldn't MSE behave the same way as the old MSO in this aspect?
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Question list on Stack Overflow is not showing new question

On Stack Overflow the last question was asked approx 1 hour ago. It is not getting updated. Since the volume of the users are a lot, I can't believe that nobody has asked question since last 1 hour. I ...
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What's up with the tags that look different?

They look indented or something like that. Are those the "moderator only" tags?
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Why can't I associate my meta account?

Now that I understand that I need an OpenID (other than the default Google/Gmail OpenID!) to associate accounts between StackExchange sites, I'm trying to associate all my accounts. That works fine, ...
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Tag synonym proposal: [original-author] -> [original-poster]

Suggest to make tag original-author (18 questions tagged as of now) to be a synonym of original-poster (9 questions). Preference for master tag, even though it has less questions, is because I ...
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Accepted answer color differs on meta

First: I am very aware of this question: Can you bring the color back to meta? But I am not asking to change the color theme, but I am asking to make the yellow color of the accepted answer on meta ...
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Meta Question without one of the “must include” Tags

I noticed this question (now only seen by 10k users) does not have one of the "required" tags. I tried doing the same with a test question and got the expected errors (both as a normal question and ...
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Has there been an increase in suspensions on MSE lately?

I have recently noticed several "high-rep"(1) users (who were pretty active over the past weeks and months) are currently suspended, adding to plenty of other suspensions I've noticed since October ...
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What is Stack Exchange's workflow for handling bugs and feature requests?

This is something I've been curious about since starting this whole 'meta' thing a couple years back. Let's say a user posts a feature request. Under what circumstances is the feature-request read ...
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Are the meta mods overwhelmed?

I have had a flag pending for 20+ hours now. In the past flags have always been handled in under an hour. I understand that the current turmoil is generating a LOT of work - abusive language is flying ...
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Complete exasperation with sending POST requests to StackOverflow

I am trying to send a POST request to Meta using my account... but it's just not working very well. Using netcat, I was able to post one comment, but I have had no luck getting it to work with a PHP ...
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Why can't I log-in to meta.*.stackexchange.com without (broken) SSL?

Here are the steps to reproduce this problem: Be on a device where I am not logged-in to a meta site. Go to the main *.stackexchange.com site - Everything seems to work fine. Go to the meta.*....
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What are all the moderator-only tags? [duplicate]

I know the red ones are the moderator-only tags. But I would like to know all such tags? I tried to read the faq, searched the Meta SO but was not able to find the list of such tags. So far, I know ...
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Is it kosher to ask a question that you plan to try to answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should I not answer my own questions? Should I ask a question I know the answer to? For instance, it occurred to me that the question "what's the difference between using '...
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Why are mods declining flags to add [featured] to pertinent questions?

I as well as other users have flagged some of the recent questions about ads and tracking users, so people can have some forewarning before their information is all over the internet. However, the ...
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How to interpret use of “status-declined” for a discussion question

In reviewing Should we have a policy about "too much downvoting"?, I noticed that it was of type discussion but also had status declined. The documentation on How does Meta Stack Exchange ...