About the META category


#1

Meta means discussion of the discussion itself instead of the actual topic of the discussion. We also call this the #site-feedback category.

Why do we need a Site Feedback category?

This is where communities come together to decide who they are and what they are about.

This is a place is for the folks who enjoy the forum so much that they want to go beyond merely reading and posting, to work toward improving our community together. Meta is where all leadership and governance forms, a place for debate and evaluating direction.

It is also community memory, documenting the history of your community and its culture. There’s a story behind every evolution in rules or tone, and these shared stories bind communities together. Meta is the home for all the tiny details that make your community unique: its terminology, its acronyms, its slang.

What kinds of Site Feedback topics can I post?

  • Which topics should we allow and encourage? Which topics should we explicitly discourage?

  • What sort of replies are we looking for? What makes a good reply versus one that is out of bounds or off-topic?

  • What are our standards for community behavior, beyond what is defined in the FAQ?

  • How can we welcome new members of our community and encourage them?

  • Are we setting a good example for the kinds of discussions we want in our community?

  • What problems and challenges does our community face, and what can we do about it?

  • How should we moderate our community, and who should the moderators be? When should we flag posts?

  • How do we publicize and grow our community?

  • What does does TLA mean? Who was Kilroy and why does everyone drop his name when they make a typo?

  • How should (or why did) the rules change?


Giving for a greater cause
#2

You guys should set the links to open in a new window if it leaves this site so nobody gets navigated away. I’m sure you could just ask @discobot to do it

:grin::grin::grin:

edit** I discovered the settings portion which gives access to this feature.


#3

Hi! To find out what I can do, say @dogelord display help.


#4

discobot and Vicki the trading bot got together and soon we’ll have BiteSizeBot, thanksTeam!!


#5

Awwww bleep blerp bleep bleep blerp baby bot

phx-*-


#6

#7

did 20 characters in a contest