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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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Can we get an “id” back on the help section about meta vote?

Recently, the Help Center was introduced in order to replace the old FAQ! Which is really nice. But we lost a friend to battle, one minute for "Fragment Identifier", he was a good bro! We want it back!...
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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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Bulletin board doesn't show 3 featured questions at a time

We know that questions with featured are visible throughout the network in the bulletin board i.e., The Yellow Box. Currently there are 3 featured questions out of which only two are visible on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Provide official podcast transcripts

There has been some level of effort to provide written transcripts of official Stack Exchange podcasts. Transcripts for the first four Unicorn Meta Zoo podcasts were posted on Github, and the ninth ...
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What disputes need to be resolved with respect to “An Update to our Community and an Apology”?

The question An Update to our Community and an Apology was locked about ten hours ago with a message that clarification can be sought right here on Meta Stack Exchange: This post has been locked ...
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The plurals tag has lua syntax enabled

For some obscure reason - the plurals tag has lua syntax enabled. This ought to be fixed, since it might get confusing if for some reason there's code in a question with such tag. Could we remove ...
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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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“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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The error page of meta.stackoverflow.com asks us to report the error on meta.stackoverflow.com

The error page of meta says: It's not strictly necessary, but if you'd like to give us additional information about this error, do so at our feedback site, http://meta.stackoverflow.com. ...
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Meta tags are inconsistently writing “Stack Exchange” with or without a space in their names

On Meta, here are some tags: stack-exchange stack-exchange-button stack-exchange-openid stack-exchange-team stackexchange-hq stackexchange-filter russian-stackexchange stackexchange-tour ...
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Should [sharing] and [share-this] be merged/synonymized?

We currently have two tags on Meta Stack Exchange about sharing: sharing (79 questions) For questions relating to sharing a post or promoting the site via email, on Facebook, or on Twitter. ...
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Are there any plans for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Meta Stack Exchange?

Is there any plan for Meta Stack Exchange's 10th anniversary? The first question was posted on Meta Stack Exchange on June 28, 2009. A few months before, Stack Overflow celebrated their 10th year ...
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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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Kotlin highlighting?

I motion to reopen Support Kotlin in code highlighting as there's a lot of evidence It says If Kotlin becomes more popular in the future, we will reconsider. Evidence of maturity There's a ...
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The help center and sidebar on Meta don't indicate that site-specific questions are off-topic

On this site, we routinely get questions that are about one specific site. Oftentimes, it happens that users search for things related to their meta question, and end up discovering our site. After ...
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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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The [featured-tab] tag should be renamed now that the “Featured” tab is now “Bountied”

As we all know, The "Featured" tab is now "Bountied". However, on this site, we still have the featured-tab tag that refers to the old name of this tab. This tag should be ...
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Should we burninate the [groups] tag?

I recently found out that Meta Stack Exchange has a groups tag. It has 9 questions and no tag wiki or excerpt, and really doesn't add any useful information to questions. On most (not all) questions, ...
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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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`[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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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/...