Questions tagged [per-site-meta]

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

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Don't lock votes on Meta sites

When I talk about Meta here, I mean any meta but this one. I understand the Idea behind "Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited". However, I don't think this reason applies ...
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What does it mean to “burninate” a tag?

There are requests to "burninate" tags all over the place! What does this really mean; what happens to a burninated tag? How is it different than removing a tag or black-listing a tag? Would it be ...
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Make voting activity on your posts available on site metas (what you would get from rep if metas had rep)

Child metas don't have rep, so there's no point in tracking a rep stat or reporting changes. But one of the things rep updates do on main sites is to alert me when there's activity on older posts. ...
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A way for “new users” to ask about their post specifically

We currently require that new users have 5+ reputation to participate in meta support discussions (bugs, feedback, governance, etc). This is primarily because the use case for meta is not ...
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Why can't I suggest edits on SE meta sites?

Right as I was going to post this as a possible bug, I finally found this post which says that per-site Metas don't have suggested edits by-design because it's "not needed". However, I've been ...
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How do weekly topic challenges work?

A handful of sites have conducted a variation of the "weekly topic challenge" idea. I, myself, have become quite fond of them since they do seem to be effective at increasing asking rate and can be a ...
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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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Update the “new contributor” indicator on meta to say “new contributor to meta”

Earlier today I saw the New Contributor indicator attached to a user who had 2,700 reputation and had been a member of the site for over 2 years. When I went to leave a comment, I saw a banner of “(...
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How is meta participation calculated?

On per-site metas, users are given a rank based on meta participation, and this ranking is seen on the default tab of the users page on each per-site meta. How is this participation numerically ...
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Combine flag and edit queues from main and meta on SE 2.0 sites

Abstract There's no need to have two flag queues (one for meta, and one for main) for moderators to check. There's also no need to have two edit queues, if suggested edits were allowed on meta sites....
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When an account is deleted, don't auto delete its negatively scored posts on the meta site

Meta is different. Negatively scored questions are not always bad questions, and sometimes they have merit and draw good answers, especially discussions. When an account (in the main site) is deleted,...
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How is consensus determined on Meta sites?

On our main sites "the best answer" is somewhat fluidly defined as the superposition of the highest voted answer and the accepted answer. Truth be told, the system is rather insistent on allowing ...
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Two years later: How has moving the Meta link affected Meta usage?

Two years ago the link to a site's Meta was moved from an always-visible position in the top bar to subitems in the help and Site Switcher menus, as part of the top bar redesign progressively rolled ...
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Bounty-like feature on metas

Sometimes on a site's meta, I want to draw more attention to a question that has been sitting in the dark. Usually when this happens, I am even willing to offer my reputation as a bounty. But metas ...
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Allow me to get notifications for new Meta posts, like mods do

I'm currently helping out on a beta site. One of the most valuable things on new beta sites, especially private/early public betas, is Meta participation - see this mod newsletter: Treat Meta ...
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On meta sites, require at least one non-required tag

A question with just a required tag isn't really a tagged question. discussion doesn't really explain what topics the discussion is about... it's basically a meta tag. A useful meta tag, but quite not ...
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Should I really have been awarded mortarboard on a Per-site meta?

The Ask Ubuntu Town hall digest caused me to win the Mortarboard badge, yey! But wait. [Mortarboard] Hit the daily reputation cap for the first time Per-site metas don't have any reputation... I ...
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Can the Meta sites have non-color-based visual cues to help distinguish them from the Main sites?

A color-blind user posted a feature-request on our English.SE site, asking for non-color-based visual cues to help distinguish the Meta site from the Main site. I think it is an excellent request to ...
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Accessing per-site metas gives 403 forbidden from cloudflare-nginx [closed]

Clicking on https://space.meta.stackexchange.com/ doesn't connect me with the meta S.Ex.SE site. EDIT: For some entry points, no meta site can be reached. Observation courtesy Gilles. I consider it ...
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Could we allow child Meta questions to be closed as duplicates of Meta.SE ones?

Now that we have one central cross-network Meta, we have a core place where network-wide issues can be discussed. There are a lot of great frequently asked questions and answers here, ones that will ...
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Turn off the roomba for child meta sites

Automatic deletion is useful and great on main sites, but on child metas it deletes my negatively voted feature-requests. >:( Can it be turned off for child metas?
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Require reputation earned on the main site to vote on a per-site meta

Upvoting requires 15 reputation, but the association bonus is taken into account, so if you have at least 200 reputation on any site, you can upvote on all sites in the network. This is a bit ...
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Remove impossible badges from per-site metas

Per-site metas lists some badges that are impossible to get. For example https://tex.meta.stackexchange.com/badges lists: Altruist Benefactor Beta Investor Precognitive Promoter But these are ...
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Differentiate meta from meta

Meta, meta, meta... On the community bulletin, can we differentiate MSE from the per-site meta? Right now, the two are listed identically in the community bulletin. Instead of MSE posts saying '...
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Make network-wide FAQ posts available on per-site metas

There are now a lot of SE 2.0 sites, and many users on those sites might not even know about Stack Overflow or Meta.SO. If they have a question about the site, they ask it on their per-site meta, ...
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Gold badge for meta participation

At the moment there's Quorum and Convention which encourage participation on meta and seem to be related (bronze / silver style.) However, there's no gold badge in this family - would this be a good ...
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Allow suggested edits on site metas and show them in the main site queue

Suggested edits are disabled on per-site metas, which means that only users with full edit privileges (>2k rep on graduated sites or >1000 rep on public betas) can edit posts on a site meta. This has ...
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Shouldn't you take the plunge and have a per-site Meta for Stack Overflow too in favor of meta.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Update 2: It looks like this is finally getting addressed (see The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange) - I'm quite happy that Jeff has reconsidered this indeed as envisioned in his ...
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Moderators recording themselves as absent/inactive should work for main site and Meta simultaneously

A moderator on a Stack Exchange site can record themselves as absent or inactive. Currently the status changes independently for each main site and the corresponding Meta. I, myself, had taken a ...
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The black hole known as Meta Stack Apps

Firstly, there isn't a Meta for Stack Apps. However, Stack Apps' help centre seems to disagree: Meta Stack Apps is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of Stack Apps ...
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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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Should site-specific Twitter feeds be tweeting meta questions?

Like the title says: Should site-specific feeds be tweeting meta questions? I say no. It doesn't serve much of a purpose, to be honest. The twitterbot tends to tweet crap in general, but lets ...
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FAQ sidebar for per site metas

Meta Stack Exchange has a nice side bar over when you are on the main page (the one you hit when you go to the 'meta' link, not the 'questions' tab). It's great. You can see there is a 'faq' ...
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Don't grey out negative answers on Meta sites [duplicate]

I'm not suggesting to apply this on main sites (-3 score), as wrong answers or with bad advice/bad code (etc) are beneficial being less visible (greyed out). However, Metas are different beasts to ...
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Why do site meta questions get posted on Twitter?

I follow the Twitter accounts of the sites where I moderate. Over the weekend I noticed that they were Tweeting meta questions. These questions were really esoteric questions that only someone very ...
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Bring back the visible meta link for logged-in users

(If your regular hangouts are limited to SO and MSO, you probably won't understand this post. This is all about the people who have no idea what SO and MSO are.) A lot of Stack Exchange sites suffer ...
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Please don't inbox notify me that I asked a question

I love the new moderator feature that alerts us of new questions on the Meta site we belong to. I always keep on top of the Gaming Meta while I'm online, but this does a lot to either speed up my ...
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Why do we have no meta Sheriffs?

On Arqade, the following badges have been awarded: And here are the corresponding badges awarded on meta: There seems to be a discrepancy here, you can be a meta-constable, but not a meta-sherriff. ...
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Meta reviews on review page

I've just noticed on the review queue for all sites that Meta Reviews appears as below. On Super User to use a specific example I noticed there are outstanding review items on meta but on the main ...
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Proposing tag wiki creation does not work on meta sites

Try creating a tag wiki on any meta site except for this one, e.g. http://meta.superuser.com/tags/etiquette/info. The "Propose Tag Wiki" button does nothing.
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Bring more users to meta.<sitename>

If you've been to any of the new Stack Exchange sites, you've seen that each new site has its own meta. And at the top of each site, you'll see a byline to invite people into meta: got a question ...
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Why doesn't the default “off topic” close reason appear when you add a custom close reason?

I've added the following close reason to three of the four meta sites where I moderate: The problem described here can no longer be reproduced. Changes to the system or to the circumstances ...
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Include some meta posts in the newsletter

For any Stack Exchange community the meta site is important. This is currently not reflected by the newsletter since it does not include any meta posts. Therefore I would like to suggest that in any ...
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Novice users confuse main site and meta site too easily - give them an explicit reminder

On Math Stack Exchange (and on Stack Overflow, and presumably other sites as well), there are sometimes questions intended for the main site that are asked on meta instead. This is presumably because ...
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Should any Meta post that calls out a user by name be deleted, not just downvoted?

How can I report a specific bad user? suggests that calling out by name is, at the very least, discouraged. The context is when the Meta post reports "bad behavior" and suggest a ban for the user. I'...
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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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How to get attention to a post on a child meta site

If I want to draw people's attention to a post on a child meta site, how can I do that? I want to get people involved in a discussion over at Area 51 to see what they think of the idea, because it ...
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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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Remind active users that there is a per-site meta under certain conditions

Proposal You haven’t been active on Meta for a while. Please consider to take a look at recent posts and to help determining this site’s policies by voting and providing feedback. Send users a ...
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Per-site metas no longer have an apparent way to retag [closed]

The retag button is gone and only edit remains. This has made a few negative changes for users with the retag privilege but not the edit privilege. On a child meta site (i.e. a meta site other than ...