Questions tagged [per-site-meta]

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

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When to post on Stack Exchange meta, when to post on [site] meta [duplicate]

After browsing some questions here some of them are site specific. Should they be posted here or on that site's meta? If you post it here the question could get more attention from a wider audience ...
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When can I edit on meta?

On per-site metas, low-rep users cannot suggest edits. Are there any other differences in the rules on editing posts on per-site metas or MSE?
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How do I “answer” a feature request?

I regularly see feature requests on Meta, sometimes with heavily upvoted answers. A feature request is not really a question with an answer since the poster is asking for a feature to be added to the ...
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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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Does the RemoveDeadQuestions directive apply to meta?

Under the RemoveDeadQuestions directive, any unanswered questions with a score less than 0 get automatically deleted by the Community ♦ user. The RemoveAbandonedQuestions does not run on meta, but ...
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Why are there so many meta questions on Meta Stack Overflow that belong here?

I've noticed that on Meta Stack Overflow, there are lots of questions that should be here on Meta Stack Exchange instead. Why is this?
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User has 1 reputation on Interpersonal.SE but 189 on Interpersonal.meta [duplicate]

I was looking at the list of new meta members for IPS.SE and I came across a user UID #22035 looking at the profile you can see their reputation is exactly 189. But, if we go their main profile here ...
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Reputation shown for meta sites in site list dropdown is incorrect [duplicate]

I noticed that the reputation shown for meta sites in the site list dropdown differs rather greatly from the main site reputation: For example, there's a gap of ~2k on AU and AU meta (~1.5%), ~600 on ...
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Strange padding around reputation on Meta profile page

The way reputation is displayed in a user's profile page on meta sites is a bit off. There's a gray padding around it: which is not visible on the main site: The 'top x%' label being so close to it ...
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Add a magic “question sandbox” tag for question sandboxes on per-site metas

The trend of having a question "sandbox" on a per-site meta so that users new to the site (or not) can post a draft of their intended question as an answer, and have it reviewed by site regulars ...
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Link to parent site on the sidebar for per-site-metas

In my opinion, the sidebar in the new theme is helpful but underused. The sidebar could be helpful, but it has too few useful links, which makes it a waste of space. One possible use of all of this ...
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Padding / bg-color issue in all the per site meta - activity tab

In all the per site metas, on the Activity tab - REPUTATION section, the reputation score is displayed with the background color: #eff0f1. So it looks like the "top n% period" link is (200+ reputation ...
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No election/appointed date on moderators page on meta sites

I noticed that moderators page on per-site metas doesn’t have elected/appointed date. E.g. on ELL site: Main: Meta: This looks buggy for me. If it’s intentional I would like to see an ...
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Users with only the association bonus can answer protected questions on per-site metas

A user on Photography has only 103 rep, and has the association bonus rights. So their rep without the association bonus is 3. Yet they were able to post this answer to a protected question on the ...
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What is the “best way” to keep selected discussions on all meta sites synchronized?

Tl;Dr There is an announcement about the new communication processes between international communities and Stack Exchange Inc. One of the processes is to keep the relevant posts on meta sites ...
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How about having “Frequently Asked” at right panel on child metas also?

On the home page of Meta Stack Exchange, the list of FAQ are displayed at the right panel: How about applying the similar feature on child metas who are having faq? I mean listing those questions ...
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What is the difference between “only applicable to one specific site” and “a general question stems from a specific example”?

The reason I ask Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable? in the mother meta instead of the child meta is because I think it's applicable to other sites as well. So what is the difference ...
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How to find meta from the main site? [duplicate]

Say I want to find meta stackexchange. Is there any conspicuous link from main site to it's meta? Is there such feature already? I usually found that on google.
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I cannot load the PPCG meta

When I try to go to https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/, I get an error just like this: I'm not sure what the problem is and i'm pretty sure this is a bug This has been happening since last ...
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The site description in the hero header is wrong for Meta sites

The hero header contains the same description for the Main and Meta sites. Here's the one for MSO: Meta Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast ...
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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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What is the meaning of accepting an answer (esp. less upvoted) in the child meta sites? [duplicate]

In child meta-s, we often try to get community consensus about certain policy or rule by asking a question. But let's say that, the OP (which can be a Mod also) accepts an answer which satisfies ...
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Upper case in tips

Please approve the same rules of writing titles in tips on "Русский язык" Meta as they are on the main site. In Russian, only the first letter in a title is capitalized. Correct: Incorrect:
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Asking a question pertaining to another SE site that doesn't have meta [duplicate]

There is a question that I would like to ask pertaining to another SE site (mechanics namely, and a burninate request in particular), but I have been unable to find a meta site for this (like meta.se ...
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How to hide “HOT META POSTS” on the sidebar

How do I hide just the "HOT META POSTS". I don't intend to engage much in the moderation of Stack Exchange sites, so most of the content is irrelevant to me, how do I hide it? I looked into just ...
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Help specific to child meta sites should be more easily discovered

I recently spent about half an hour trying to determine why I wasn't getting reputation for an upvoted question I asked on a child meta site. Let me give a bit of background. I posted a question to ...
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Tag excerpts from 'obligatory' tags on per-site metas do not appear in the 'all tags' page? [duplicate]

Tag excerpts from 'obligatory' tags (e.g. discussion) and 'moderation' tags (e.g. status-completed) on per-site metas do not appear in the all tags page. However, in Meta Stack Exchange they do (see ...
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The initial default version of the tag-excerpt not shown on the tags page

When looking at the tags on Physics Meta, I've noticed that many tags do not have the tag-excerpt. To my surprise, after I clicked on some of them I found out that they have a tag-info. (In fact, it ...
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Should (interesting-tags) be among default tags?

The tag interesting-tags is one of the default tags which are automatically imported to a local meta when a new site is created. (And cannot be removed, even if they are not used in any questions.) ...
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Feedback link on Meta Stack Exchange should be removed

Feedback link in the footer of MSE refers to the same page, i.e. to MSE itself. Other sites have such link only for main versions, but not for the per-site metas. I think this link should be ...
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“too old to migrate” doesn’t show on meta sites

When the 60 day limit has been reached for a question on a main site, the option for the “off topic” close reason is changed from off-topic because... to off-topic because… (too old to migrate) ...
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Alignment issue in the Tags page - Legend tags section

In the bottom of the Tags page, the Legend tags section is not aligned with the pagination section. The issue exists in all per-site-meta. Screenshot for reference: There is an issue in the #...
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Add link to post which earned you the Quorum badge

Some badges, especially most of the ones which awarded for a single post, like Nice Answer, have a link to the post(s) where you earned that badge. For Quorum (one post with score of 2 on a child meta)...
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Is it possible to get the main site activity and meta activity together in one SEDE query?

What I wish to obtain is a neat table displaying these columns from left to right - "User Name", "Reputation", "Main site posts count", "Meta site posts count". The problem here is that SEDE won't (...
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Meta Stack Exchange stats pages for non-existent review queues

It is possible to go directly to a URL for a stats page for a queue type that does not exist on meta sites. Clicking "start reviewing now" on these pages leads to a Page Not Found error. Examples: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Alias “Post Link” in data.stackexchange.com generate invalid links for “Meta sites” of pt.stackoverflow and es.stackoverflow

I create a query using [Post Link] and [Comment Link] and I noticed that the generated links are inverted for some sites, for example: This http://data.stackexchange.com/ptme/query/775699/bug-in-...
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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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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 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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How do users navigate to Meta?

How do you expect users to: Know that a site's meta-site exists (and what it's for)? Find the hyperlink to the meta-site? I know it exists, of course, and how to get there; I'm wondering how (or ...