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Such hyperbolic language, i.e. "censorship, political correctness, and moderator brutality", isn't appropriate on this site. If someone used that type of language directed at a non-moderator, it'd probably lead to an immediate suspension for violation of the "be nice" policy, on at least points 1 and 2, if not also 3. (This is rude and belittling [point 1], ...


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Your rant about your personal experiences here and on PhysicsOverflow is in no way an objective answer what the differences and similarities between Physics.SE and PhysicsOverflow are. Comparing your anecdotal evidence to the other answers to the question (which do a good job of being rather objective and level-headed even if their authors are not "neutral")...


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Meta is for discussion and support for the main site, and questions and answers here are not based on physical expertise. Thus, you don't get any reputation here (but you also don't lose reputation for getting downvoted). This is the case for all per-site-metas, cf. this meta.SE post. Meta.SE is the only meta-like site on the network which has reputation.


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Firstly, the question shouldn't have been asked in the first place, there's no real point to discussing suspensions on meta in the way outlined by the post. Such posts basically serve as a public shaming. It's a record that a user had done something bad; which we really don't need to have around. As mentioned here, it's best to discuss actions, not users; ...


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Typically if MathJax is enabled on the main site, we turn it on for meta too. I'm not at all sure why it wasn't done here. No doubt there was a good reason (or at least an understandable one, such as "we forgot"). But I can't think of any reason that still holds given our current standards, so: $$ \mathrm{late} > \mathrm{never} $$


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This is really a comment, but it got a bit long for the comment box. The going in point that everyone needs to understand is that the chat rooms are not a bastion of free speech and you have absolutely no rights there. The chat rooms are provided (for free) by the Stack Exchange, and what they say goes. If you are suspended by a community moderator then you ...


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You should choose the main Physics site for your actual physics questions. This Physics Meta site is for questions about the operation and policies of the main Physics site.


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Okay, I have created a synonym tex→mathjax. The 2 tags are not yet merged, so if the community feels strongly about it one way or another, speak up: It can still be undone.


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I agree completely and am annoyed by it as well... Answering old questions is fine, expanding old questions is fine, retagging or minor (ie. doesn't add substantially to it but still bumps it to the front page) no so much.


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Reputation is awarded for participation in the main site. Your reputation will be the same on the main site and on the meta site.


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I think the deletion of this answer was indeed one-sided and was completely mishandled. Deleting content on meta without any indication to the poster of what is wrong with it is as aggressive as it sounds and does nothing to further reasonable discussion on this (meta) forum. The answer is, indeed, not great. However, it has a very honest account of a user'...


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I agree that this is not an answer. Part of the reason is its appearance - rant-like and one-sided. There are clearly moderation differences between the two sites, which have been discussed before. At this point, its best to avoid them altogether. You focused solely on Physics Stack Exchange in the answer, aside from one paragraph at the end about Physics ...


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There's too much banging of people's heads againts brick walls that we know won't budge around here. There are network-wide policies in place about suspensions which are there for a reason and we should not be asking for exceptional insider access for any particular one - any user of this site may well wind up thanking those policies, either from within a ...


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It's for tag wiki suggestions. Those still work on meta.


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In short, no. Child metas are designed to have no impact on reputation whatsoever. As a result, you can't use bounties to attract attention to your question. There are a few things you can do, however: Post the question you asked in chat. Most of the active regulars are active there, and they can help you out. Write a very catchy title for your question. ...


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Nice. Well, sometimes one might have to explain how mathjax works, cf. e.g. this meta post. See also this related meta post.


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I'd like to point two things out about the deleted discussion. It started nine months ago, and was closed 8 months ago. The OP of this question was not a member of SE when that discussion took place. This discussion should probably end there. But since it hasn't, I will say that these discussions are never useful. That particular question was essentially ...


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