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

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Don't let users without 2,000+ reputation edit FAQ posts here on MSE without review

Questions tagged faq are semi-official and should contain reliable and high quality content. However, here on Meta Stack Exchange, as per policy, all of them are also marked as Community Wiki, which ...
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Display density on meta: how about a compact view?

I see that Meta's UI has now much more white space than it used to: vs. Would it be possible to add a 'compact view' option, similar to what Gmail offers? (I'm also fine if we simply remove all ...
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Hard to click on links for featured meta posts

I often find it extremely difficult to open a featured meta post: Take for example the "Why are we getting so many off topic ..." link. That one spans multiple lines. So I moused over and clicked. ...
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Linked StackOverflow blog posts should automatically convert to title

e.g. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/08/gorilla-vs-shark/ Should auto convert to Gorilla vs. Shark, like SO posts do. This will largely help meta, moreso than SO, but it would be helpful.
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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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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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Questions with accepted answers cramp my style

The styling for the accepted answer box seems...not right: Look at how cramped that poor 44 is! Assuming that's not intentional, it seems like the expected styling would actually be: .cp { /* ...
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Tour page inconsistency

The Meta tour page is contradictory. At the top of the page, per the usual Stack Exchange site, it states very clearly: This site is all about getting answers. It's not a discussion forum. There's ...
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Site filter does not include Meta

Stack Exchange filter allows one to subscribe to all questions from selected sites, including per-site metas. Conspicuously absent from the list of sites under "Just these sites" is this Meta. I do ...
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Could we mute the theme a little?

While I get the excitement and everything, the color scheme of this site is quite harsh on the eyes. The white background of the page coupled with the very bright blue header is making it fairly ...
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Create a red faq-moderator tag

Moderators are being encouraged to document their processes, tools, and guidelines on meta. While we could merely tag everything faq I suspect that it would be better to have a special faq-moderator ...
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“answers” oozes out of accepted-answer green background

If you have a question here on Meta.SE with multiple answers, one of which is accepted, it shows up like this on the "favorites" tab of the user activity page (and probably elsewhere): No big deal, ...
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White space below footer

I just noticed that here on meta the footer doesn't stick to the bottom of the page, I know that it's not that big of a deal but it does look a bit clumsy. Shouldn't there be an easy fix for this? ...
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Meta Stack Exchange should not be listed as a “Technology” site

Meta.Se does not qualify as a "Technology" site and should go in another category: the obvious correct answer of "Weird and Wonderful", or missing that any of "Culture/Recreation", "Business" or "...
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Design issue in review stats page

On the review stats page, the badge progress is at the bottom of the screen. We should fix it. Same type of issue in deleted posts page.
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Merge beta and beta-sites

beta-phase (51) and beta-sites (40) are both being used interchangeably on meta - perhaps they should be merged and synonyms created, or just remove beta-sites? (Beta-phase has Beta as a synonym.) ...
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In the SEDE the data for Meta Stack Exchange is missing

In the Data Explorer this site, Meta Stack Exchange, is missing. Can this be added to the weekly data dump, please?
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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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Heisenbug alert: Featured tab is sometimes borked

I just noticed this on the mSO featured page: The page which the tab links to, however, shows that there's a good dozen or so bountied questions. This seems to only happen on the featured tab itself. ...
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Can't log in on meta.stackoverflow.com

I'm logging this for you, since you clearly can't! Working on it... it is something to do with MVC 5. Normal service will be resumed shortly.
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I got the Marshal badge with less than 500 helpful flags

I got the Marshal badge, but my helpful flags on this site are actually less that the half. I have more than 500 helpful flags on Stack Overflow, but I got the badge there much earlier than 7 ...
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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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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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Arrest [development]

development seems rather poorly defined; most of its questions are about generally developing things (which is not a topic Meta is for) and the rest are about developing SE (which is arguably what ...
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Regression bug - MSO is listed above SO when migrating a question

A code change was implemented to sort meta sites below main sites. Yet, when closing a post, the list isn't always sorted main before meta: Sort main sites before metas in the mod close dialog ...
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“How to ask a good question” - not enough meta! especially in “Be on-topic”

Just look at "Be on-topic" in "How do I ask a good question?": Our community is defined by a specific set of topics that you can view in the help center... Great; nothing wrong there. please ...
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Hovering over featured moves the questions down a bit

When I hover over featured tab, both on the front page and in questions, the questions move down by one pixel. Here's a small screen capture demonstrating the issue: I see it in Chrome 34 and ...
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How did “JavaScript is broken on meta” and my answer get upvoted while JavaScript was still broken on meta?

Would comment on my answer, but I couldn't as JavaScript was still broken on meta at the time. Would add another answer, but I couldn't as JavaScript was still broken on meta at the time. Therefore ...
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Are rejected migrations being handled correctly on MSO?

This migration from Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Overflow has caught my eye, and I'm wondering if the current system is working as intended. Rough Timeline: Original post made on Stack Overflow ...
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Merge [site-stats] into [statistics]

As the statistics tag already handles Questions about sizes and other quantities of Stack Exchange sites, e.g. number of questions, GB/day transferred, etc. in other words: site statistics, I ...
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The tabs are trying to escape from the 10k delete tools!

I was looking through the mSE 10k tools delete tab, and it seems that the date range chooser gizmo has seen the meta split confusion as a chance to make a break for it. We must catch it before it goes ...
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I'm getting “Oops! Something Bad Happened!” when visiting Meta SO chat

I am seeing a very strange issue on the Meta Stackoverflow Chat. Stack Overflow's chat is working for me fine, this is just the Meta's chat that doesn't work. Does anybody know why this is happening?
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What's with the uptick in blatantly off-topic posts lately?

Generally, we tend to get around a few blatantly off-topic questions here on this site because...reasons. However, yesterday and today (UTC), I noticed that the number of off-topic questions had ...
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Academia and Graphic Design are missing from Meta’s icon cloud

Here is the icon cloud from Meta SE’s header with somewhat enhanced contrast: I can find every graudated site reperesented up there except Graphic Design and Academia. Interestingly, Salesforce, ...
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Reverse [down-votes]/[up-votes] synonyms to [downvotes]/[upvotes] on Meta

We have a tag synonym that retags several tags, including downvotes, to down-votes, and the same is true for upvotes and up-votes. downvotes, however, is the better tag because downvotes is more ...
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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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Meta should use a full URL for its Open Graph image

The markup of this page has a meta tag which specifies its Open Graph image by a relative URL: <meta property="og:image" itemprop="image primaryImageOfPage" content="/content/stackexchangemeta/...
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Horizontal overflow on my profile page

On my profile page on Meta Stack Exchange, the lines with the “summary”, etc. tab headings spills “votes” onto a second line. Observed with Chrome 33.0.1750.149, Chrome 34.0.1847.116, Firefox 27.0.1 ...
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“You can only post once every 20 minutes” validation does not work

The validation Posting a new question after 20 minutes is not working. You can compare the time this current question was posted with the time the previous question was posted. One may compare these ...
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Neither chat nor meta is mentioned in the tour (/about)

The main "tour" link says: This site is all about getting answers. It's not a discussion forum. There's no chit-chat. While we're happy that SE is not a forum, new users can be put off by this ...
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Should the “legal” tags be cleaned up on Meta?

For ones this is about the meta-tags: license x16 licensing x66 ownership x20 copyright x81 legal x90 attribution x66 content-reuse x15 copyright-infringement x17 trademark x18 plagiarism x36 ...
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Have “Questions that may already have your answer” on other meta sites show results from MSE as well

The following question appeared on meta.webmasters: Accepted answer appearing below most voted answer However, it's already covered multiple times here on Meta Stack Exchange e.g. Vote ordering of ...
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per-site /faqs should link to the community FAQ list

A year ago, someone asked: The official FAQ for Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User (should perhaps be renamed to include SE-2.0?) is quite informative, but there is no prominent link ...
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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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Can we change the a:visited color on the meta.stackoverflow.com home page?

When I bring up the meta.stackoverflow.com home page, links I've visited are highlighted with #666666 and the others are highlighted with #3d3d3d. This is hard on my eyes! It's hard to notice the ...
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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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Is it an [escape-character], or is the [character-escaping]?

The tags for character-escaping (25 questions) and escape-character (4 questions) should be merged. They're both fairly small tags about escaping special characters: . ^ $ * + ? ( ) [ { / \ | ` " <...
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Should we do something about the [anonymous] and [anonymous-visitors] tags?

On Meta Stack Exchange, there are two tags, anonymous and anonymous-visitors. These two tags are synonyms since the tag wiki of anonymous says "This tag is for questions regarding anonymous users". ...
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`[metaso]` expanding to MSE instead of MSO

See my comment below. Since Meta Stack Exchange was separated from Meta Stack Overflow in 2014, it no longer never makes sense to expand [metaso] to Meta Stack Exchange. Also there's currently no ...
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All that [gold] is not gold

I’ll make it short: Please delete the gold tag as it is pointless. There are one or two questions that are actually about gold badges in general without being about specific badges, but I cannot ...