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Questions and discussion related to CGCC Meta itself, not just CGCC. Questions with this tag should specifically relate to Meta and not to the main site

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Why does Community have an answer here?

Community looks to be very buggy today. However, this appears to be specific to this site - I've been unable to repro this on other sites or their metas. It appears as though Community has an answer ...
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Why is meta full of old questions / why did my question get a trivial edit?

EDIT - this just happened again recently, so read it again if you're confused. This isn't a question, it's just an update to let people know what happened. You may have noticed the meta is suddenly ...
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Footer text is hard to read on meta

The styling of the footer on codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com is very low contrast and the text is hard to read, especially the list subtitles. I have selected some of the text "NETWORK", ...
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Users with 1 rep aren't able to post answers on Meta

Despite our help page claiming you only need 1 reputation to participate in Meta, multiple users have reported being unable to post answers on Meta, despite being supposed to be (screenshot of a ...
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Do you gain reputation from upvotes from the meta site

I just have a simple question: Do you gain any reputation from the upvotes from the meta-site?
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Does a downvote to a view on meta mean disagreement?

If so, when all votes are down we can know what they are against
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Should we upvote/accept unclear answer on meta? [closed]

Currently some answers to (meta questions asking whether something is allowed) stands on both side, and some are highly voted and accepted because people standing on both side think it on his/her own ...
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Should we stop accepting answers on meta?

I ask this question because I worry that if an opinion regarding a certain rule holds a majority among users at one point in time, an accepted answer signals that the rule can no longer change to ...
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404 image is missing on the meta site Page Not Found page [duplicate]

The 404 image is missing in the meta site's Page Not Found page. The main sites' Page Not Found page has that image: codegolf.stackexchange.com/404 But in the meta site it is missing: codegolf....
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A contest on multiple platforms with monetary reward

(this question relates to that "real TV" attempt at KOTH challenge) I'd like to submit a game with the following characteristics, and I'd like to discuss whether or not it is acceptable here, and to ...
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Should we allow people to nominate their own language for Language of the Month?

In a comment on the Language of the Month nominations thread, Peter Taylor raised a valid point: It might be worth prohibiting nominations of your own language. If a language is genuinely ...
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What is a meta consensus? [closed]

How many votes does it take to be a consensus? And what is the vote ratio needed? The accepted answer will A. Abide by the rules for consensus it answered with and B. Have the most upvotes.
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Why am I getting a "4 total posts awaiting review" link on PPCG Meta?

Whenever I visit any page here on PPCG meta, to the left of the "review" link, is a small brown rectangle with a white number 4 on it, and hovering it says "4 total posts awaiting review". The link ...
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Did decreasing the amount of rep required for meta cause spam?

On any other site, the Help Center says this: Because we allow anonymous participation, we require a small bit of parent site reputation to prevent spam, and ensure that meta is for active, engaged ...
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What should be the process for updating an established consensus?

There's many cases in which someone has a question about what site policy should be, people come up with suggestions, and one of them becomes highly popular and thus is treated as a rule. So far, ...
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Should PPCG have an official, objective, list of rules?

This is something that's been bothering me for a while, and is really impairing my use of the site. Any competition needs rules in order to be fair, and this has been established repeatedly in Meta ...
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Should we have a "Welcome to PPCG" new user post?

I recently notices that Tex.SE has a Welcome to Tex.SX! meta post. In it, it describes what the site is and how to use it. It also includes information on the scope. I think this would be a good ...
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Closing as Duplicate on Meta

There are some questions about the setup of the site that get asked time and time again on Meta. These include allowing code-golfing languages, language-based handicaps, duplicate-closing on the main ...
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Remove MathJax support on meta

As you may or may not know, we briefly had MathJax support on our main site. However, it caused all sorts of problems and was removed. For whatever reason, MathJax support was not removed on meta. ...
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Meta privileges help page inconsistency

There appears to be an inconsistency on our Meta privileges page in the Help Center! The unflappable dev Chris Jester-Young and our benevolent overlords in the SE Community Team have lowered PPCG's ...
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Why is PCG meta not available in HTTPS?

I just tried https://meta.codegolf.stackexchange.com and got a warning that this site cannot be accessed securely. Is there a reason why PCG Meta is not accessible securely? Meta.SO for example is ...
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Do we want to share our Stack Snippets on meta? If so, using which format?

We've had Stack Snippets for a few months now, and a few nice snippets have been written, which will probably come in handy time and time again. It's been brought up a few times in chat, that it might ...
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Not quite main, not quite meta questions

I want to broaden Doorknob's post a little bit. That post is mostly about tips, but what we're really talking about are "middle ground" questions. In other words, there are three types of questions: ...
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Synonymize [flags] and [flagging] on Meta

The flags and flagging tags on Meta actually have the same purpose: for questions about flagging. Could someone synonymize them?
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How much support does something need to be policy?

Of fortunately, there is no metametacodegolf, so I will just put my question here. At https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/22646/16842, someone said my question violated a post here, but the post had ...
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All over codegolf, comments have an additional –

As seen in the image here or anywhere else in codegolf: The extra part is apparently : "– " I believe it's a bug?
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What's up with Community♦ in Meta?

I have been seeing this question bumped to the top of the active list in Meta, showing in the list as having been modified by Community♦. However, when I look into it, I see no changes were made to ...
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Non-puzzle, but more meta-ish questions about code-golf that aren't about using the site

My impression is that meta sites are for questions about using the site. I asked this question to test out a meta-ish type question that was not a puzzle itself, but not about how to use the site ...
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Methods of counting characters on various systems

Counting characters of a program manually is tedious, and we do this a lot in Code Golf. How do you do a more effective character count using utilities provided by your shell or ide?
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