Questions tagged [meta]

There is no Meta Meta Math.SE, so questions about this very site just get this tag.

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What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta?

What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta? Does it mean "We should not discuss this," or "Good question, the answer is 'no'"?
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Are congratulatory posts off-topic on meta? Or only some of them?

Posts commenting some achievements of math.SE users have been posted quite often on meta. Usually it was about a user reaching some reputation milestone, such as 100k or 200k. (I also remember a post ...
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Downvoting vs voting to close on Meta

It's perfectly legitimate to downvote posts here on Meta with proposals one disagrees with — but looks like nowadays some people vote to close just because they disagree with proposal. A couple of ...
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How can we increase user involvement on this meta site?

I recently came across the discussion about the fate of the homework tag. Now, before I start, let me make it clear that I agree that the homework tag should be removed. I'm a regular user on the ...
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Retire localized meta.MSE acronyms including PSQ and its variants

Earlier in 2013, for a short time a volcano of postings about basic homework questions took over practically the entire meta.MSE, with the same 20 users rapidly exchanging what seemed to be thousands ...
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How long is the time of the transfer of the reputation value from the main to the meta site?

It seems to be more than half an hour? Does it vary?
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Does vote(up/down) in MSEmeta affect reputation in MSE or the converse.

Does the vote up and vote down in MSEmeta affect the reputation in MSE or the converse. Also why is there a difference between the reputation of MSEmeta and MSE. They are fairly close in my case, just ...
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Should a near-duplicate meta-question not be posted?

People don't seem to like discussing an old meta thread. Moreover, since members are always changing, I think it's meaningful to hear new members' opinions. Please notice that the members who ...
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The “Reopen request” thread and closures on meta

There is a thread that is used for reopen requests Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. Some users do not use this thread for their questions on closed or deleted questions. A main ...
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Is it possible to give bounty on meta?

Is there any trick to give bounty on this site? I have enough reputation on math.stackexchange.com and I would like give more than 10 or 25 points to the answerers in this topic: Why Unsung Hero badge ...
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Repository for humorous items posted on the main site.

Seeing this phrase in a mathematics question what is it good for ... and does it relate to 3D graphics? made me curious if there is general interest in a meta thread or chat room to archive some ...
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Meta-Meta question: Duplicate for previous question without actual real answer

So I was perusing the meta site, and I came across this closed link: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/20285/why-do-we-have-a-tag-called-stochastic-analysis The reason it was closed was ...
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Do not reject migrations from the meta site to the main site

Today someone had asked a question on the meta site, which was actually a question on mathematics. It was migrated, correctly, to the main site. There it was closed for lack of context. Being a ...
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Meta question 1154: “Too many redirects”

When I attempt to go to this question I get ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS from Chrome, whether I'm logged in or not (the latter using an incognito window). IE 8 seems to just infinite loop: eventually SE ...
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Mathematics Meta chat room

I recently found that this site (meta) has a chat room permanently attached to it: Welcome to chat for: Mathematics Meta This is a general discussion room Nobody posted there for 829 days, but ...
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Warning when creating a new tag on meta

When a new tag is created on the main site, you get a warning before you can continue - this prevents creation of a tag by mistake. This was implemented as a result of this feature request: Warning ...
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Voting hover text on meta is misinformative

As I understand, voting on the meta is supposed to be fundamentally different than voting on the main. By this I mean on the Main: Upvotes mean: well researched, clear etc. Downvotes mean: badly ...
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What's the point of the best-practices tag on meta?

I saw a tag: best-practices Isn't the entire point of meta to discuss what the best practices are? Couldn't we tag just about every meta question with this? What extra information does this provide?
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Why Meta Reputation?

The meta reputation is kind of strange. If you don't keep track of it you don't know where it comes from, if you recognized it all since it's not tracked like on the main site, where the $\nabla$ pop ...
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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Background An answer for typing linear-programming questions in mathjax has been added to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference since one year. Problem I attempted to find it by search on this ...
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Can't suggest edits to tag wikis on meta; excerpts not consistently shown on tags page

It appears that there is no ability to suggest edits to tag wikis on meta (at least, I can't). It also appears that several tags that have excerpts are not showing anything on the tags page (e.g., ...
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Editing a question after receiving one or more answers

Suppose I have asked a question and I have received answers but none are satisfactory. I get some thoughts regarding the question, including but not limited to a partial solution, later on. In such a ...
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What is the difference between Mathematics SE and Mathematics Meta? [closed]

As the title sounds, what is the difference between Mathematics Stack Exchange and Mathematics Meta?
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Why do we keep meta questions with lots of downvotes open?

I was recently told that meta questions should not be closed because you disagree with them. I then found Downvoting vs voting to close on Meta And have since removed my vote to close. However, I ...