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'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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Why was the reputation change not announced on this meta site?

I'm aware that there was a blog announcing the reputation change, but I only just came across the meta post. I was surprised to see it on the SO meta rather than here because it affects all SE sites. ...
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The Great Meta Tire Fire of 2019: is anybody keeping receipts?

While CMs have been remarkably liberal in leaving even content extremely critical of Stack Overflow untouched here on Meta since Monica was removed as a moderator, it is not completely unreasonable to ...
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At what other sites do people discuss Stack Exchange?

I occasionally read comments that seem to imply there are other places on the Internet where the Stack community has discussions. Other than the occasional Medium post I'm not aware of these. Do ...
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My suggestion for Winter Bash 2019 was deleted for no reasons

Not a long time ago, there was an idea to create the "Reinstate Monica" hat. I've put that into action. After an hour of photoshopping, I got the result. And I posted it, with the title "Reinstate ...
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Increase the reputation gained from question upvotes on Meta Stack Exchange to 10

Yes, I'm aware of discussions, leaks, etc. that have gone on recently regarding potential plans from SE to implement this network-wide. However, for the sake of this post, let's ignore those, and ...
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Why close the question about changed user names?

I don't understand why the question about how many user names have been changed to support Monica was closed. The reason given was that the question did not appear to be about the technology used to ...
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Delete own questions with upvoted answers is not allowed [duplicate]

The comment "The Code of Conduct change has been pushed through and the network-wide F.A.Q. has been announced. – Tonepoet Oct 10 at 16:39" (as a few others) refers to deleted https://meta....
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How can one appropriately and constructively criticize or complain about a Stack Exchange employee on Meta Stack Exchange?

Related: Is this an appropriate place to call for the resignation of an SO employee? In an answer to the question above, Shog9 ♦ mentioned that calling for a staff member's immediate removal can be ...
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How does a new user participate on meta SE? [duplicate]

As a new user who joined after lurking for about a month, I'm finding it difficult to actually participate. Is there anything a new user can do here, or is it better to participate on other sites ...
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List (both numbered and bulleted) CSS appears to be broken

The CSS for lists across the network appears to be broken. Specifically, the following used to exist, but no longer does: ol { list-style-type: decimal; } ul { list-style-type: disc; } ul, ol ...
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How can we improve the inconsistent tagging of the questions relating to the recent uproar and associated issues?

Question description There are many questions (~250 in the last five weeks) relating to Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community? ...
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If someone is hurt by a literary reference, should it be removed?

Today I submitted an answer supporting Monica, using a reference to a famous short poem First they came .... The reference itself incurred quite some dispute that drove me into asking this question. ...
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Has there been an uptick in the number of users post-banned from Meta Stack Exchange contemporary to the recent drama?

I know that the question/answer ban scripts have been specially modified to account for the typical voting patterns on Meta Stack Exchange. In the past two months, the site has seen some of the most ...
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Why was the Weekly Day of Silence post deleted? [duplicate]

Why was the Weekly Day of Silence post deleted? It was an answer to the question Monica's situation continues unresolved, is SE hoping the problem just goes away?. The system didn't allow me to ...
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Why is it that the new pronouns FAQ was relatively well received with a positive score, but the post for clarifications about it has a negative score?

Currently What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns? has a +97 score and Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ has a -73 score. I haven't voted on any of the posts but I think ...
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Is the reputation system still valid on Meta? [duplicate]

I see people asking similar questions since the beginning of Stack Exchange, for different reasons. What I think, especially after the latest events, seeing up and downvotes as a way to agree or ...
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Radical proposal: Meta sites should not use the same software as the main sites

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the toxicity of the Meta sites, whether in reference to users, moderators, or SE staff (e.g., [1][2] from the past few days). I would venture that much ...
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What can we do, as a community, to help make MSE a friendlier place again?

MSE is burning, there is fire everywhere. I'm terrified every time I write a question over here and I make myself ready for a fight every time I write an answer. I don't dare to look at comments or ...
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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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Make viewing deleted posts and vote counts more widely available on Meta SE

Meta SE is where a lot of discussion about things that affect the entire network take place. While most privileges should be locked behind the usual rep progression, there are some that shouldn't be. ...
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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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Why was Robert Harvey suspended?

Robert, one of the most important moderators of Stack Overflow recently resigned. I have noticed his account was suspended today. Normally I would not ask, but given the open accusations of ...
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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 is so bad about “Nancy”?

This question on MSO got a terrible edit war. The OP told a story with somebody called Nancy. For some reason, I don't know which, there was very some vital need to hide/obfuscate/censor the name or ...
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Gold badge holder(s) in “Discussion” closing/opening post(s) on meta as duplicate

I have just seen a post closed as a duplicate by someone who has the dupe hammer powers due to having a gold badge in the discussion tag. This hits me as an unintended outcome, as no one can be a ...
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Can't switch sites to Meta Stack Exchange when running SEDE query

I know that I can choose a query to run on Meta.SE, but when I'm looking at a query from another site, Meta.SE doesn't appear in the dropdown when I try to switch the site:
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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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How can I keep track of all the developments surrounding the current controversy?

As I'm sure most readers are probably aware of by now, there has been an ongoing controversy for the last couple of weeks surrounding the new Code of Conduct, the removal of a moderator, many ...
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The meta.stackexchange question 79453 should be moved to meta.stackoverflow

The question Revert tag synonym [mysqldb] -> [mysql] should be moved to https://meta.stackoverflow.com. I refer to the The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange, saying: [W]hich ...
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Meta: Can we influence and change policy or is our role reduced to exegesis of company commandments and acclamation?

There is this obscure document that says What is "meta"? How does it work? Meta Stack Exchange is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of Stack Overflow the ...
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Why was this “No longer needed” on a comment flag declined?

The question Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE? was asked earlier this month here on Meta Stack Exchange, asking why a particular user had zero tag score on one site ...
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Allow staff members to opt out of reputation

Related: How do downvoted questions/announcements affect staff/moderators? I have wanted to post something like this at least since I saw a staff member drop all the way to one reputation on the ...
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Why are the Code of Conduct changes received so negatively, and what can / could have been done to change that?

The announcement of the Code of Conduct changes is sitting now, three days after being posted, on a score of -916 (with 1180 downvotes). I can't remember a change announcement being received so ...
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Why Are Meta Stack Exchange Downvotes Mechanically Different? [duplicate]

I seem to have been ambushed by a subtle difference: elsewhere, Meta seemed to be about discussing solutions and expressing one's agreement or disagreement with them by upvotes or downvotes, with the ...
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Are there any topic boundaries for the private chat room Teachers' Lounge?

Because privacy and confidentiality means "what happens here, stays here", does that mean that participants there can freely voice concerns or questions that when brought to the public would be closed,...
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Should we have a tag for significant points in time?

There are many discussions about the current incidence. For example: Summing up the main issues (The Story So Far) Disclose the discussion that started the current SE-moderators debate An Update to ...
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What happened to the original four Meta Stack Exchange moderators?

In November 2018, Meta Stack Exchange received its first set of community moderators since the Meta Stack Overflow-Meta Stack Exchange split (which saw this site being renamed from the former to the ...
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Why does this user have a negative tag score on MSO, but not on MSE?

I found a user that has a net negative post score on both MSO and MSE. On MSO, the user has a negative tag score: However, on MSE, the score is not negative (screenshot from MSE): Is the tag score ...
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New lock type: “Official Announcement Lock” [duplicate]

I have wanted to propose something along these lines, but a comment by rjzii stated it very well: @GeorgeStocker In all fairness, an official SE post should just be locked from the beginning as a ...
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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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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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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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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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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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Synonymize/merge [newsletter] into [community-digests]

Apparently, the newsletters have been renamed to Community digests. (I haven't seen an announcement or something.) In my opinion, we should do the same for the newsletter tag here. I have already ...
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Common reasons why your meta post may be negatively received

This post functions as a complement to How can I participate in meta and not die trying? As you may already be aware, meta is one such grim place where disagreements happen. It just seems so ...
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What's responsible for the increase in the number of accounts created every week here on Meta Stack Exchange?

I've noticed that since the past year, the number of accounts created on Meta Stack Exchange every week has increased noticeably, and has sustained a much higher rate than it has sustained for the ...
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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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There are [community-standards] here?

The community-standards (30 questions, no tag wiki) tag here on Meta Stack Exchange seems unclear. It seems to imply some sort of social standard or community consensus is happening or being requested,...
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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. ...