background April 17, 2014

Announcing The Launch Of Meta Stack Exchange

We’re very pleased to announce that as of today, we’re (finally) splitting the site formerly known as Meta Stack Overflow into two sites: Meta Stack Overflow is a brand-spanking new site for discussions specific to the Stack Overflow (programming) community:   Meta Stack Exchange will cover feature requests, bugs, and any discussion topics that affect…
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Community Evangelist - Former
community July 22, 2010

New Per-Site Metas

If you’ve been following our new Stack Exchange 2.0 private and public betas, you may have noticed that every new website launches with its own dedicated meta site. If we’ve learned anything (and I personally had to learn this lesson by having it beaten into me), it is that meta-discussion is an absolutely integral part…
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Co-Founder (Former)
community July 10, 2010

The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta

Groups have an amazing ability to self organize — not by following rules or hierarchies of authority, but through basic human nature. Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a spontaneous brainstorming session with a group of colleagues? Sometimes you just know that you’re at the start of something big — something important…
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Director of Community Development (former)
community June 28, 2009

C’Mon Get Meta!

What’s the first rule of Stack Overflow Club? You don’t talk about Stack Overflow on Stack Overflow. We have this policy not because we are jerks (or at least, not just because we are jerks) but because we believe meta-discussion kind of gets in the way. As the faq explains: Also, try to refrain from…
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Co-Founder (Former)