Since the StackExchange sites are webapps, it seems like Web Applications should be the one site that doesn't have a Meta. In other words, right now you can ask questions about all the web applications out there on Web Applications except for StackExchange.

For Example: You might want to ask

How do I insert an image in a Facebook post?

but for Web Applications the question

How do I insert an image in a Web Applications post?

would have to go to Meta instead.


  • Perhaps you should reword your question? Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 1:03
  • @Geo, I have no idea how to reword it, since it seems pretty clear to me, but I'll add something to clarify. Somedays being a programming major instead of an English major just gets in the way. Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 15:57
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    You beat me to the punch. I was thinking exactly the same thing! I think some are taking your post much too seriously.
    – cortijon
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 21:44

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Er.. what? I honestly am finding this question to be too meta to even parse. I've read it like three times and I still don't understand.

Let me clarify:

  • meta.stackexchange.com is for the ENGINE
  • {topic}.meta.stackexchange.com is for the TOPIC
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    In short he says that the webapps page doesnt need a meta.webapps page since the theme of the page is webapps, and the page itself is a webapp. however he is still wrong since the puropse of webapps is more oriented at questions/help about/for a webapp (and such) and meta.webapp is to provide feedback. there is a little bit of an overlap, but not enough to take off meta.webapps
    – bangoker
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 0:15
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    Put another way, OP is saying is that the topic domain of meta.webapps is already within the topic domain of webapps, therefore having a separate meta.webapps is unnecessary because questions that would go on meta.webapps already satisfy the needs of webapps and can just go there. (note: I disagree, but I think it is still a valid question)
    – nohat
    Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 0:57
  • Added example.. Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 16:02

Take a look at the three compulsary tags on meta:

bug support discussion

Those aren't just asking for help like the other webapps, they're referring issues to the SO team and discussing how the WebApps site should work. Picture the following questions:

How to export photos from Facebook?

Is it possible to search for special characters in Google?

Can we have a better CAPTCHA?


It would be confusing if every StackExchange-2.0 site has a corresponding meta (e.g. meta.example.com) and WebApps is the only one where you have to go to some other site to ask meta questions.

  • No. The idea is that you DON'T GO to another site to ask Meta questions. Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 15:56

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