Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that this site is far less, uh, stuck-up (in a good way?) than SO/MSO can be (despite the occasional craziness). Maybe it's because we're short of a moderator, but I feel like some meta-discussions (and sometimes even on the main site) would get the involved people (including myself) a little slap if it were posted on MSO.
Are we underusing Chat and abusing comments? Or hey, it's meta, relax bud, that's fine?
Basically, where do laid-back, off-topic discussions really belong? Or should we be keeping it all to ourselves? I guess some of these comments could be somewhat entertaining to passers-by, but at the same time they might make our community look smaller than it really is... and people coming here from SO/MSO might frown at those.
Where's the line drawn between bringing your humor and turning meta into a big chatroom?
sorry to be such a party-breaker :)