Questions tagged [meta]

'Meta' is the governing meta site for all Stack Exchange sites together. Use this tag to ask questions about this very site, a.k.a. MSE. In some sense, the [meta] tag is Meta-Meta Stack Exchange.

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My question did not get an appropriate answer [duplicate]

Regarding I subscribed to Stack Overflow feeds to my email but haven't received any till today: I asked a question and I got some comments. I was not able to get an appropriate answer and I have ...
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Should we update/clarify our help center with respect to other sites and teams?

It has been brought to our attention that one of our community specific close reasons could use a little more backup from the help center. As avid meta denizens might be familiar - If an issue is ...
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What should we do about our [donation]s?

The donation tag has 21 questions and no tag wiki or usage guidance. The questions tagged with it vary from inquiries about donating to Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow, the Stack Gives Back event, or ...
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Should Stack Overflow for Teams be on topic on meta SE?

While it has been asked before - there's been a significant change in Stack Overflow for Teams. It's still 'formally' hosted on the Stack Overflow website, but you can access your teams from nearly ...
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How necessary are the child meta sites? [duplicate]

Can they all be amalgamated into the main site with their own tags? The reasons I can think of that this is a good idea are: There are a lot of questions on the child meta sites that are duplicates ...
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Let's get rid of this [page]

The page tag has 8 questions, no wiki or excerpt. There are many other tags for what it could be talking about: homepage, frontpage, profile-page, tags-page, etc... this question, for instance, ...
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Should we be replacing the blacklist tag with blocklist to reflect current SE standards?

I came across the blacklist tag in a post, and SE's moved over to calling them "blocklists". In the interests of accuracy, I'd propose creating a blocklist tag, and synonymising or merging ...
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Why were my flags declined? [duplicate]

This is kind of a meta-question for Meta Stack Exchange. You may remember my question about a Vietnamese to English translation issue. I realized it wasn't suitable for Meta Stack Exchange, and ...
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Questions frequently rejected on Stack Overflow. Why? What can be done? [closed]

I'm an experienced developer and I frequently have questions that are not simple programming questions. Recently I asked if anyone knew of a opensource framework that did X. The post was rejected ...
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Do we need any [developers] on Meta?

The developers tag has 11 questions but no tag excerpt. I see it's being used for questions about Stack Exchange's developers, for which we already have the stack-exchange-team tag, for bugs which (...
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Ticket smash for [status-review] tag

In 2020, we instituted a new process for escalating and responding to Meta feature requests and bugs. As we announced a few weeks ago, we are doing a ticket smash today to work through the backlog of ...
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What should we do about the [user-list] tag?

The tag user-list has no tag wiki or excerpt. It has just 12 questions. It appears to be used only for talking about the /users page on each site, and there is already a more concise tag for that: ...
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Can we have a more amusing error page for Meta?

Once upon a very long time ago, Jeff Atwood posted Amusing 404 [images] for Trilogy sites. The list included Meta, but it looks like it got left out, according to the bland oops and 404 pages. I ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Revision history shows all the text changed - post stored as one long line with 
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For example, look at this edit history: https://meta.stackexchange.com/posts/359735/revisions It looks like every single revision replaced all the text in the post, even when the revision comment says ...
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There are [multiple] problems with this tag

The multiple tag has 11 questions about ... multiple ... different things: e.g. multiple accounts, multiple tags, multiple duplicates. It doesn't have an excerpt, and can probably never be used as the ...
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Inconsistent meta site URL format

I couldn't find anything on this - but I suppose people have brought it up in the past. It bugs me that there is inconsistencies when it comes to the URLs of different meta sites. Some, such as meta....
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We have no [knowledge] of this tag

The Meta Stack Exchange tag knowledge has ten questions about many different topics. It does not have a tag wiki or excerpt. Since about everything we do here is asking for or sharing knowledge, I ...
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What should I do with my post on logos?

I posted Logos and their representation and it seems like the community doesn't support it: Now I read the downvote reason, and clearly they voted the question for it being useless. However, someone ...
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Does this tag have the correct [syntax]?

The tag syntax here on this site seems to have no clear, specific purpose, and it's been used to refer to many different things on the 20 uses it has so far. Most of its current uses are already well-...
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How does this question “not appear to seek input and discussion from the community”?

Question in question: Is it a good practice to write an answer to respond to another answer, rather than actually answer the question? It is closed for being off-topic with the reason: This question ...
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meta stackexchange is blocking posts containing Korean characters, on question about Korean language stackexchange

This is the error that I am getting I have seen something like this before when trying to get the Korean language stackexchange created in Area51, and it was due to some spam protection measure, but ...
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How can I change the website URL displayed on my Stack Exchange profile webpages?

In 2020, in a browser where I'm not logged in to Stack Exchange, I go to my Meta user profile page. That page offers a Profile link at the top left and a Network Profile link at the top right. Below ...
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Is Meta Stack Exchange a Meta site or a Main site for the purposes of the Social Distancing hats?

There are two Social distancing hats; one for Main sites and one for Meta sites. I see that I earned both of them on Meta Stack Exchange: Is Meta Stack Exchange actually both a Meta site and a Main ...
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Can we [table] this tag, and use [tables] instead?

I saw the table tag on this, now deleted, off-topic question. I figure, since tables are now supported in markdown, we should be able to merge table into tables, especially considering the latter has ...
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How do I get attention for a bug report or feature request that was deferred a long time ago?

As I was using the site, I had an idea for a new feature for the network. As I searched through the Meta archives, I found that someone already asked for the same thing a long time in the past. The ...
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Has this tag been [hacked]?

The tag hacked (18 questions) here on this site doesn't seem to have a clear use or intent. The tag has a usage description, which states the following: Use for questions about hacked Stack Exchange ...
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The existence of these tags reduce my [efficiency] and [productivity]

The efficiency and productivity tags have no tag wiki, only 5 resp. 8 questions, and (especially the first one) are not used in a consistent way. I can see some point in focusing productivity on tips &...
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Add an option to include help and meta FAQ articles in search results

One of Stack Overflow questions has a self-answer inside the question and I wanted to add a comment about ability to self-answer and tried to find relevant links by searching within Stack Overflow. ...
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Build a per-site meta for Meta Stack Exchange

There are some posts about complaints from users of moderator/user actions on their posts. I think a per-site meta is needed here for this kind of problems; because this is a place for people to ask ...
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Burninate the “inappropriate-advertisements” tag

Because we now have the Report this ad feature, I'm requesting that this tag be removed. (That post is not yet marked status-completed, but this comment says it was released network-wide nearly a ...
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Why are questions only about one site in the network considered off-topic here?

This site seems to have a rule that "questions that are only about one site should be asked on the site's own meta", and such questions are nearly always marked "off-topic" here. ...
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Let's not engage in [social-manipulation]

I just encountered the tag social-manipulation (currently three questions, no tag wiki). The tag is unclear and seems to portend a rant about what the poster sees as social issues on the site or ...
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Confused about the use of [confused-users]

The confused-users tag has eleven questions and no tag wiki or excerpt. Since most support questions are asked by slightly, moderately or completely confused users, and otherwise they might be helped ...
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Finding meta.stackexchange.com on Data S.E [duplicate]

It is well known that Data Explorer can extract data from all Stack Exchange sites, even including meta sites and Primary Meta Stack Exchange (metaSE). I request for the functionality to switch sites ...
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Why do we have [deleted-questions] and [deleted-answers] tags when we have [deleted-posts]?

The tag info about deleted-posts is: For questions about questions or answers that are deleted. If this tag is for questions about both deleted answers and deleted questions, then why do we have ...
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Are historically-locked questions supposed to be hidden on meta sites now?

On main Q&A sites, it's always been the case that questions with historical locks are "hidden" or "unlisted" from most users: they don't turn up in any question lists, and only ...
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Make [glossary] a synonym of [terminology]

This was already discussed on What should we do with [glossary]?. There is only one answer which is proposing this, it has +15 / -0. glossary has 8 questions, no tag excerpt no tag wiki terminology ...
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What should we do with [glossary]?

glossary has eight questions (the last week I added it to three questions), no tag excerpt, and no wiki. The most prominent question having this tag is Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-...
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Is username acceptability site-specific?

tl;dr version: If a username is considered acceptable on one site, is it necessarily acceptable everywhere else on the network or are there site-specific standards in username acceptability/...
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Are there any ways to petition to increase your Stack Exchange API limit?

I know there is a 10,000 query limit for the Stack Exchange API, but I was curious if there was any way to ask for a one-time increase of API requests as I just need to do a one-time pull to get a bit ...
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Why was the recent question about where to ask questions about Metasmoke and Smoke Detector deleted so quickly?

Another user recently asked the question Where can I ask questions about Metasmoke and Smoke Detector? and it was promptly closed as a duplicate of my older question Where can questions about our ...
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Should I delete my answer if it later turns out to only solve one aspect of the problem

If someone has a question with a piece of code and I "answer" by pointing out one problem with the code. Later it turns out that there is a second problem with the code -- which i cannot ...
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What would the rules be about creating threads regarding other users, and encouraging other users to vote bomb them? [duplicate]

I am just wondering what the rules are here regarding making threads about other users, and whether it is considered a professional, or an unprofessional way of encouraging other users to vote bomb ...
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Discovering the order of [product-discovery]

This is the front page of Meta Stack Exchange as I'm writing this post: Even though status-review is used less often than the other three tags on that question, it's still listed before it. ...
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What does the blue number on the Bookmarks tab show? [duplicate]

Here is a screenshot on Meta StackOverflow showing 46 new bookmarks although I have only 2 bookmarks: Not sure what this number is. Perhaps the total number of "new bookmarks" across all ...
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This tag [belongs-on] another site

The tag belongs-on (currently 6 questions, all of them asked in 2011 or earlier) seems to be a very old way to refer to what are now known as migration close reasons. belongs-on should be a synonym of ...
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Does it make sense to offer a bounty “Thanking users who answered my question” as Current answers are outdated?

The accepted answer (+162 / -1) to Thanking users who answered my question was last edited on Dec, 2017. It's a community wiki and includes the following First of all, anyone posting here with the ...
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SE sites should have an RSS feed that includes Meta

There should be a combined Main + Meta RSS feed for every SE site. This would allow someone who is interested in both the topic and the community to subscribe to a single feed that contains all ...
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If a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions about deleted main site questions, where ought I post my worries? [duplicate]

I'm addled why there are comments with "you falsely claimed", and they're upvoted. The title of post unmistakably states "a moderator unilaterally deletes Meta questions", and I've ...

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