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If in doubt, post the question on Meta first?

The best thing to do is to read the Help Center, and specifically, in your case, where your questions are not off-topic, but not that well received: How do I ask a good question? That said, Meta is ...
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The Guiding Principles of Code Review

(Taking off my moderator hat....) If I could sum up in 1 sentence what I believe are the most central concepts in Code Review, it is: Code Review is a site where you can present your best programming ...
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The CRonicles: Story of a Stack

Continue the story! We proved it, many things can happen in a relatively short period of time. Let's first rename this chatroom to The CRonicles, and then use it to conceal various meta-things: Links ...
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Do we even need to keep following [meta-tag:site-policy]?

Yes, we should keep it Fixables First up, the following issues you have pointed out can be fixed (and I am in the process of doing that): it will have a tag wiki soon the excerpt will be clarified to ...
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Old Meta questions about policies we have since changed

Here's one outdated question that has already been historical-locked: https://codereview.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/41/obsolete-iterative-code-reviews-how-can-they-happen-successfully I can do ...
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Are practical user-created languages suitable for a tag creation?

I think about this not as a user-created language but as a Code Review community project. Most importantly: Don't create a tag too soon. In my opinion it's easier to create tags than get rid of them. ...
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Use of [feature-request]

I'd go with discussion. Not exactly because it's perfectly suited for the job... but because the other three required tags are more clearly incorrect. And it does sort of fit; it'll probably take some ...
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Use of [feature-request]

The excerpt of the feature-request tag says: You have an idea for a new feature, or for a change to the existing functionality. I don't think a synonym-request is either of those.
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Are minor edits to old meta questions useful?

Are minor edits to old meta questions useful? That depends on the edit. A useful edit is a useful edit, regardless of the age of the question. If a user was abusing the site and was intentionally ...
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Are minor edits to old meta questions useful?

Is this useful? Not always, no. But sometimes, yes. Sometimes I have been quite glad that a (very) old topic resurfaced for new debate. Things have changed in the 3+ years since the site first ...
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Do we even need to keep following [meta-tag:site-policy]?

I agree. This tag is redundant in it's current state. If it had a different purpose originally, I suggest we restore that purpose. If it didn't, we should possibly get rid of it.
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"Obsolete" meta posts: should we delete them?

Yes. Delete them. Deletes are visible to users with enough rep, and they just confuse things right now. The only reason someone may want to see these posts is to track the history of a particular ...
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Usage of 'obsolete' on CR meta titles for locked posts

Questions on meta marked with "obsolete" in the title are there for historical reasons only. There were times when certain policies and procedures were introduced to streamline the use of Code Review ...
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Are minor edits to old meta questions useful?

No, minor edits are not useful, but your definition of minor is not consistent with Stack Exchange standards. An edit which improves the quality of a post is not minor. See the help center (on edit ...
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How do [feature-request] questions work with [status-*] tags?

Every meta question needs to be classified as a discussion, feature-request, support, and/or bug post.1 Pick at least one of those tags when you submit your question, using your best judgement. (On ...
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Are minor edits to old meta questions useful?

But isn't the meta a bit different? Yes, and that's exactly why it's less of a problem on meta than on the regular site. The regular site is about reviewing code. The OP will want an answer, ...
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Are practical user-created languages suitable for a tag creation?

I disagree with Simon's answer, simply because it fails to explicitly address (one of) the most important rule(s) when tagging: Every question should have a language tag. Not just any language tag, ...
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Do I earn reputation for posts on Meta?

No, you don't get any reputation on Meta, but you can actually get the Mortarboard badge for earning 200 reputation in one day. So even though you don't get any reputation, you can actually get 200 ...
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Do I earn reputation for posts on Meta?

ok I dare to write a self anser, since I just found the relevant text on what is meta: Votes on meta do not affect your reputation; your meta reputation is the same as your reputation on Code ...
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Allow users to vote to migrate a question from meta.codereview to main

There's no option for users to migrate from meta to main, because that only ever happens once in a blue moon - there's theoretically no solid grounds to enable that migration path. The current way to ...
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Is it possible to get the "Informed" badge in Code Review meta?

This applies to all sites, not just CR. I don't know exactly why this is done, but I do know that there are still unobtainable badges listed on Meta.
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How do [feature-request] questions work with [status-*] tags?

Who decides when the status of a "feature-request" question should be assigned? Moderators or employees. Usually that is only done by employees, though. Sometimes when there is preexisting consensus ...
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Unifying "Is {language} on-topic?" questions under one tag scheme

Unification is great! But we don't need a new tag for that. All questions mentioning a language by name: discussionscopespecific-language. Yes, this only covers less than half of the questions you ...
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Unifying "Is {language} on-topic?" questions under one tag scheme

We should tag them with scopelanguage-scope Note: In case it's not been clear we're talking about Meta tags. It should be noted that Mast's answer is in agreement with the groupings in the question. ...
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"Obsolete" meta posts: should we delete them?

NO Whilst the information they contain has been entirely superseded, they are a part of our site history and I think they should be kept as a matter of record. What problem are they causing that ...
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