Questions tagged [per-site-meta]

Questions about the meta site that every Stack Exchange site has (also called 'child metas').

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What constitutes an answer on Meta?

We have plenty of guidance about what constitutes an answer on a main site. However, Meta is very different from main sites (as we all know), and I don't know of any "Not an Answer" guidance ...
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Magic links not working for alternative URLs on meta

In chat just now, I was trying to mention some meta sites using the magic links. Just as [maths.se] and [fantasy.se] and [thefinalfrontier.se] should (and do!) render as links to Mathematics SE, Sci-...
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Are there different rules for comments in meta?

Some moderators on some sites are very... religious in purging any comment on any post that isn't asking for clarification or directly suggesting an improvement. These very same moderators are also ...
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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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How does “very bad meta activity” affect one's rep on the main site?

It is said in the FAQ (link gone, it now redirects to Tour page) However, please note that offensive penalties, if levied by the community through spam or offensive votes on your posts here, will ...
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Do Meta questions count in Beta site stats?

I have read a number of posts that give the target number of questions per day for a site to graduate from Beta status as ten. (Another said fifteen but apparently that is out of date.) I do realize ...
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“Join this community” gives 404 when called from add comment on a site meta

Steps to reproduce: Goto a post on a meta site you don't have account on (this is lowest user count site if you want to try) Click "add a comment" Click "join this community" Click "confirm and ...
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No differentiation between main and meta sites on mobile web anymore

Previously, on mobile web, main sites had a blue bar and meta sites were dark. Now, though, they're both the same color:
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How binding are Meta answers? [duplicate]

I recently had a user on a particular StackExchange site direct me to a Meta answer in a case that was not specifically addressed elsewhere in the site guidelines. It turned out that the answer ...
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I want some metahats

Why there are no hats on meta sites? I've just earned a gold badge there :)
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Is asking for user stories off-topic on meta sites?

On English Language & Usage Meta there has been a recent debate about a question asking users for stories about: how you ended up on ELU, how it has helped you, and perhaps more importantly, ...
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Android app chokes on per-site meta profiles

Steps to reproduce: Go to a per-site meta. Find any post. Touch the user that posted it. See something like this (click to enlarge): As you can see, it says "Stack Overflow" as the site, and ...
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My “Meta” rep on Photo.SE differs from my main rep

https://photo.stackexchange.com/users/2361/billy-oneal -> 683 https://photo.meta.stackexchange.com/users/2361/billy-oneal -> 678 ??? (Doesn't really bother me too much but figured I'd report the bug....
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Per-site Meta reputation updating… slowly [duplicate]

I answered a question on Stack Overflow and it got an upvote. After a great several minutes I went to Meta Stack Overflow, and was surprised that my reputation was still 10 less than main, indicating ...
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Make distinction between Meta Stack Exchange vs Meta Stack Overflow more prominent

Problem There are some questions about differences between MSO* and MSE**. However, this information is confusing and not instantly processable. Some of the questions/answers are pretty detailed, ...
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Should meta be used for hypothetical problems?

A site that I'm active on sees a lot of meta posts for hypothetical problems. By hypothetical problems I mean that a problem hasn't actually occurred, but people want to find a solution to that ...
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What is the difference between meta sites and main sites?

I have just installed the Stack Exchange Android app, and have been creating accounts on different sites on Stack Exchange. I noticed that from the main sites, I can reach a "meta site". What is this ...
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What tags do developers look through on localized meta sites?

I know that developers view questions tagged by bug but what about other kinds of tags like feature-request or support? If not only bug questions are viewed, why we are asked to write only bugs in ...
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Why do Super User and Server Fault have “Meta” before their names?

Other sites do not. Why is that? Is this a bug?
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My Area 51 reputation is different from my Area 51 discuss reputation

At time of writing this question, my Area 51 reputation is 222, while my Area 51 discussion reputation is 207. It has been this way for weeks. I thought that Area 51 discussion was a meta site for ...
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Featured questions from meta.SE are not shown in community bulletin on per-site-metas

I have tried several sites and noticed that community bulletin is displayed differently on the main site and on the local meta. The difference being that the community bulletin on the local meta does ...
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Should I ask for help to forming question in metas?

Sometimes I have a vague idea for a question, but asking it right away may result in a confusing or unclear question, or after receiving answers I realize that I haven't asked the right one. Sometimes ...
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In the flag queue, make it more obvious when there are flags on the per-site-meta

The flag queue for moderators looks like this (when empty): Even it may not be obvious to the uninitiated, my attention as a moderator is mainly on the left side (where the red text is), because this ...
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Flags from per-site metas are not forwarded to main anymore [closed]

The forwarding of per-site-meta flags to the main site is broken. After a flag of mine on a per-site meta is pending since two months, I got suspicious and flagged one of my own meta posts on a site ...
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A bot script needs to be run to convert meta.[site] URLs to [site].meta URLs

The Community bot already ran through posts to convert internal http:// links to https://, which is great, but it needs to be run one more time: this time, it needs to convert links of this format: ...
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As of 2017, how exactly does per-site meta work?

I searched on this site MSE before asking this question. All search results are more than 6 years old (and I found most of them talking about things that's already changed). In those posts I searched, ...
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I noticed a link between meta sites and parent sites except for Stack Overflow, how so?

I noticed that there's a link (the reputation is the same) between meta sites and the corresponding Stack Exchange site. But, on Stack Overflow the meta site and the parent site have different ...
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What is the difference between the “scope” and the “on-topic” tags on most child metas?

In most sites I participate, their child metas have simultaneously two seemingly similar tags: scope and on-topic (or off-topic, on-topic-ness, off-topic-ness). Is this redundant? If yes, shouldn't we ...
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Welcome message for per site metas is not able to localize

If you open any of localized meta site in browser's private mode, e.g. ruSO.meta you will see untranslated text on the top right corner: This message is not found in Transifex, hence unable to ...
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Add per-site Meta questions and answers to network profile Top Questions and Top Answers lists

When I look at my own Stack Exchange profile, I can see all my top questions and answers by their score on there. Even MSO is there. But some of my best posts are on Meta Super User. Looking at others,...
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Hide employee reputation points on per-site Metas

Stack Overflow is growing, and an increasing number of employees do not have a lot of reputation points on the SE main sites. Many of them are interacting with the community on the respective Meta ...
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HTTPS certificate error for meta redirect pages (meta.<site>.stackexchange.com)

Visiting https://meta.security.stackexchange.com displays an HTTPS certificate error in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 10. For reference, meta.<sitename>.stackexchange.com is the old URL ...
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What's the protocol for requesting a tag warning?

On a particular site, RPG Stack Exchange, we've decided on our meta on a couple of tags that should have tag warnings, and on what those tag warnings should say. I am a diamond moderator on the site ...
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Searching for meta posts on the Stack Exchange network

I want to do a network-wide search that covers all meta sites on Stack Exchange. Specifically, I'm looking to find site-specific announcement posts so I can research which communities have site-...
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Per-site metas are not linked properly from the Data Explorer

I was looking through my results from this cross-site query when I noticed that the results for the questions I asked on the Arqade meta pointed to http://meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/q/<####> ...
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Convenient button to switch between main site and meta site on the Android app [duplicate]

Currently, to switch from a main site to its meta (and vice versa), one needs to search for the other site in the side bar. I think we can make the process more convenient of the switch button is ...
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Which meta am I supposed to post on?

I'm mostly active on IT Security and we have a separate meta. Most of my questions on IT Security meta have answers with links here. So my question is, where am I supposed to post what i.e. feature ...
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Are poll-style questions ever acceptable on meta sites?

On proper Stack Exchange sites, poll-style questions are not considered acceptable. They typically would serve only to measure users' opinions in aggregate, which is not constructive. However, meta ...
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Empty “Personal Information” menu title should be removed from per-site meta

In each per-site meta, under the Settings tab we can see the list of menus. In per-site meta, PERSONAL INFORMATION is not clickable, i.e. doesn't have any sub menu items. Maybe the menu title is ...
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CSS Bug on Crypto Meta

I'd like to report a bug concerning at least crypto.meta.se for which it appears that the CSS has "died". I've got this confirmed from two other users. Steps to reproduce: Visit Crypto Meta SE ...
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Show your work: one simple trick to make meta effective

Every day, good-hearted people come to these sites and run into serious problems. And then you come here or to another meta site, seeking to propose a solution to the problem you've encountered... And ...
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Have a special lock for meta sites for historical (out of date) policy decisions

Some sites have gone some significant changes of scope policy over the years. At one time the homework tag was policy on Stack overflow. It isn't anymore. And then there's the entire early history of ...
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User with only per-site meta profile

I found a user that have only Meta profile. Trying to open main profile via link on the meta profile page gives 404 error. I don't think this is normal. User is currently banned in chat for 189 days:...
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Flag for “official answer” on this and other metas

It would be nice to have a "flag for official answer" on questions on this and other metas for getting the attention of SE employees on feature-requests and bugs where the community has weighed in ...
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Strange tag-related error message on visiting a per-site meta [duplicate]

I visited Beer, Wine, and Spirits Meta, from the supercollider, and got this cryptic error instead of a list of questions: Say what? I wasn't searching tags, as you can see from the URL. This ...
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Requirements for posts on meta-sites

I know, that the meta sites (e.g. meta.stackoverflow.com, ell.meta.stackexchange.com, etc) exist for discussing the corresponding main sites (i.e. stackoverflow.com, ell.stackexchange.com, etc). ...
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Where is the meta of Software Quality Assurance & Testing? [closed]

I would like to ask if someone could create a tmap tag, but there is no meta site for Software Quality Assurance & Testing.
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If the bug is fixed and the post is not yet changed to status-completed, how can I notify to moderator? [duplicate]

If there was a post reported with bug tag months or even years ago on Meta Stack Exchange or a per-site meta, and now the bug is fixed and working fine, but nobody has changed the status to status-...
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CodeGolf.SE Meta site fails to load with ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

Here is an example of the problem: I have HTTPS Everywhere installed if that may be doing anything.
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Unable to suggest edits on meta sites with mobile app [duplicate]

When using the Stack Exchange iOS app, the edit button for suggesting edits appears to be missing when viewing posts from a per-site meta. App Version: 1.6.4 Device: iPad mini 2G (Wi-Fi) OS Version: ...