Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of questions can I ask here?
This site is for meta discussion about Seasoned Advice. Any question relevant to our community is welcome here. For example, things like:
- Are questions about _____ on or off topic?
- What should our FAQ contain?
- How should we tag questions about _____?
- What should our elevator pitch be?
- What should our site design look like?
- Who should the moderators be?
- How do we promote our site?
See The 7 Essential Meta Questions for more detail.
What kind of questions should I not ask here?
Avoid asking questions that have nothing to do with Seasoned Advice. This is not a random discussion area, it's a place for improving our community and website together.
What does voting mean here?
Voting here works a bit differently from the main site. On Meta, voting is often used to express agreement or disagreement, not to point out a lack of quality or helpfulness. Please don't be concerned if you receive downvotes – members of the community may simply disagree with your bug, feature request, support issue, or the nature of the discussion.
Do I have to log in or create an account?
No. Your account exists only on the main website, so when you are logged in there, you are also logged in here.
What is reputation?
You must have at least 5 reputation on the main website to participate on Meta.
(Please note that offensive penalties, if levied by the community through spam or offensive votes on your posts here, will affect your reputation on the main website.)
Amass enough reputation points on the main site and you'll be allowed to do more:
† you can always comment on your questions and answers, and any answers to questions you’ve asked, even with 1 rep.
At the high end of this reputation spectrum there is little difference between users with high reputation and ♦ moderators. That is very much intentional. We don’t run this site. The community does.