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Are congratulatory posts off-topic on meta? Or only some of them?

Whatever will the community decision on the fate of such posts be, it might be useful to collect links to them, so that they can be dealt with in a uniform way. Here is the list of the links I was ...
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Meta SE reputation

The purpose of votes isn't reputation. The purpose of votes is to determine what the community thinks of a particular post. It happens that on main, posts that are voted on are rewarded/sanctioned by ...
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MathJax Style: It is acceptable to include a period at the end of a block formula?

It is generally encouraged to include punctuation in this case. See this question on the English language stackexchange, which contains a reference to wikipedia, stating explicitly that displayed ...
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Downvoting vs voting to close on Meta

I believe that part of the purpose of the meta site is to allow us to discuss opinion based questions -- such as this very question. I think that it is very rare that a question on meta should be ...
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Do we want community polls?

To me this is a rather light-hearted idea that might be useful in some ways and might be a distraction in other ways. I think we should just give this a try and see how it works out. If it becomes too ...
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Bounty on a question on meta

One problem is that there are no reputation points on meta, thus it is not clear which points should be used "to pay" the bounty, and even more where the answerer should gain them. (For the first one ...
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Are congratulatory posts off-topic on meta? Or only some of them?

I'm a bit late to the game here, but I have to confess: I hate congratulations threads, and I downvote every single one. It makes me feel bad, because they are often users I like a lot personally, but ...
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

For those capable, perhaps the best place to post MathJax bugs is on the github issue tracker for MathJax. (Here is a link to the Mathjax github page, and a link to their issue tracker). But for ...
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Request: an easy way to access the posts on meta that explain policies or serve as tutorials or lists.

At least in theory, the meta posts that discuss recurring and relevant issues are tagged faq (there is a also faq-proposed as a precursor). In practice, we might not be consistent enough with this, ...
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How can I become more involved in meta?

If you want to contribute to the math site, you should just go to the main site and find problems and answer them. However, if you really want to contribute to the Meta only, well, from someone who ...
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Meta Stack Exchange in relationship with the site Meta of Mathematics Stack Exchange

The site Meta Stack Exchange is a site in its own right. You can ask questions about the Stack Exchange Network there, and questions that concern all or at least several sites in the Stack Exchange ...
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How can I become more involved in meta?

I agree with all that Ahaan said. It is great that you want to help out and get more involved on Meta. As Ahaan writes, Meta is the place for discussions about how the site works. It is here that we ...
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What happened to the [support] tag on meta?

So... Yesterday, Jon Arndt found an obscure bug over on Super User: Normally, when looking at tag information, at the bottom of the screen, there is a button labeled "Edit Tag Info". However, ...
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Why does meta have two additional moderators?

There are some oddities when accounts are merged and/or privileges removed for SE staff. Especially for metas it can take quite some time for this to get ironed out. In more detail: One of the two ...
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What's the difference between "moderators" and "moderation"?

There is an emphasis in the Stack Exchange philosophy on Community moderation, and in my thought having distinct tags for "moderators" and "moderation" reflects this philosophy. As noted in the tag ...
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A Meta Thread for Requests for Upvoting Posts Treated Unfairly

Targeted voting (whether it be upvoting or downvoting) is categorically not allowed in the site, so I am afraid your suggestion is not appropriate. Posts should only be voted by following the (albeit ...
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Why has the meta user option been removed from my profile?

As @ArcticChar notes in the comments, it's under the profile button/dropdown: This is a recent change: We’ve shipped some changes to the user profile navigation and this feature isn't even properly ...
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Are congratulatory posts off-topic on meta? Or only some of them?

User Care bear made a joking comment suggesting that we only congratulate based on a h-index which he adds the definition: H-index is the largest integer $n$ such that the site has $\geq$ n users ...
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Repository for humorous items posted on the main site.

This would be a quite non-constructive activity, and I am afraid quite frequently somebody would feel insulted. I am against it.
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Why can we vote to close as "primarily opinion based" on meta?

The literal answer to the title question is in all likelihood because nobody bothered to adapt the close-dialogue for the meta site. That said, also for a meta questions there is a scale of "opinion ...
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Some questions look greyed on Meta

Most likely you have ignored one of the tags on those questions. This can easily happen by accident (here is a recent case on our sister site Super User). If you didn't intend to do this, there's a ...
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Why has the meta user option been removed from my profile?

I have never accessed Meta through my profile. Here is another way: click on the rightmost icon on the top bar of the site, where you have all your other communities, and Meta.
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Is it ok to ask here if it's alright to ask a particular question in math.SE?

People seem to do this all the time, so I'm pretty sure it's OK: Are cryptography questions allowed to be asked here? Are mathematical translations on-topic? Really, the entire allowed-questions tag.
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Do we want community polls?

Personally, I'm not at all interested in having a Community Polls thread on our meta. I feel that any "results" taken from them are not really going to be representative of the site. I note that meta ...
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Why don't we get reputation points on Meta?

What is reputation? Reputation is a rough measurement of how much the community trusts you; it is earned by convincing your peers that you know what you’re talking about. Knowing much about ...
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