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Discrepancy between MathOverflow logo and this site's logo

There is a slight difference between the sizes of the boxes in the MO logo and the Meta.MO logo. The MO logo's box is slightly longer and the gap in the rightmost side is slightly less tall. The ...
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To which extent should spam posts on meta be considered a problem?

MathOverflow is one of the few sites in the Stack Exchange network where users with reputation 1 can post on meta.1 Clearly, this has some advantages2 and some disadvantages. Probably one of the ...
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What about bountying a meta question?

While I do agree in principle that anything meta should not have anything to do with reputation changes, there might still be cases when one would like to stimulate more activity with some difficult ...
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Why is my feature-request not showing on meta?

I posted my feature request (Feature request: a possibility to leave mathoverflow) yesterday, yet it is not showing on the list of most recent questions. I thought it might be the negative votes but ...
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Change reputation required to post on meta back to 5 reputation points

Typically, Stack Exchange sites have the restriction that only users with at least 5 reputation points on the main site can post on meta. In this regard, MathOverflow is different. (It is listed also ...
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Where's the old meta?

Where's the old
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Where is the link to Meta from Mathoverflow?

When I go to, I don't see any indication on the page about how to get to MathOverflow Meta. (I think it is supposed to be accessible from the "StackExchange" pulldown on the left of ...
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Moving back my question to MO

References on Gerbes question is migrated from MO to meta. It was never about MO. I was only giving information about search I have done. None of the comments except one has objection with this. None ...
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Allow posting on meta without any reputation for the first week

Would it be possible to remove the reputation requirements for posting on meta for the first week, while we iron out all the login problems people are having? We've already had a few instances of ...
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How to get to meta?

There's a new toolbar for all the SE sites. (That big black thing up there!) Mostly I think it's pretty awesome. But how do I get to meta now?
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Invisible posts

The post, Freedom of speech in scientific discussions - An invitation to more tolerance in Scientific debates, is currently invisible on the meta front page. I take it this is due to the large ...
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Shall we have tea?

As was recently discussed at Should meta be Q&A?, it's rather strange to have our meta site run on a Q&A basis. In the past our meta site was a Vanilla forum, and in fact it still exists, ...
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Should meta be Q&A?

Should the meta-MathOverflow have the Q&A format? I don't see any rationale for this. After all, meta is just an auxiliary sub-forum which should help running the main forum. Collecting the ...
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What has happened to this site?

The whole front page (of this site, meta) is old questions modified 3 hours ago by Community. What's going on here?
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Voting on meta questions to indicate agreement or disagreement

We've previously discussed the meaning of a downvote on meta, and I think that's worth reading before discussing anything further here. I don't at all like that perfectly reasonable questions (...
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Why downvote on meta?

I only posted two questions on meta, both fact based and both about the way MO is supposed to work. Today, I realized that I have received three down-votes. I have a feeling about down-votes (and up-...
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The link on the main page banner to meta is broken

It points to, rather than (and the scripts won't let me post this with just the line above)