What is meta?
Meta is our community for discussing the site itself, including bugs, feedback, and governance issues.
For more information, see this Help Center page: What is "meta"? How does it work?
When should I visit meta? How should I use it?
- to provide feedback
- to report a bug
- to suggest changes to the community
- to discuss how the site works
Where is meta? How can I navigate to it?
There is a link to meta in the Stack Exchange site switcher (the rightmost button in the top bar). There is a link to meta in the footer of every page. When you're not on the meta site, you can also click the "Meta" link under the "help" menu (the second button from the right in the top bar) or the "Feedback" link in the footer of the site.
Our meta naming convention is standard across all sites. The meta site for this site resides at:
Why do I need 5 reputation to post there?
Your reputation on meta is the same as your reputation on the parent site.
You can always read meta, regardless of your reputation.
Because we allow anonymous participation (on most sites), we require a small bit of parent site reputation to prevent spam and to ensure that meta is for active, engaged members of the community.