I noticed there's no 'edit' option for questions and answers posted at Programmers meta - as opposed to eg Programmers, SO and So meta.

Is that intentional? a missing feature? something else?

  • example of 'edit' option as it looks at SO meta:
    screen shot update SO meta turns out to be a special case, as explained in answer

  • example of how this looks to me at programmers meta:
    screen shot
    there's retag link placed where I would expect edit

Note To avoid misunderstanding, I refer to 'edit' option for Q&A posted by other members (for my own posts it appears ok)

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    Can you show a screen shot of what you are seeing here?
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 11:44
  • @ChrisF done - please take a look
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 11:51

1 Answer 1


This is . Suggested edits are disabled on meta sites, so you will need to have 2,000 reputation before you will see the edit link on other people's posts. The only exception is Meta Stack Exchange which functions as a meta for all Stack Exchange sites and has its own reputation pool.

See here for Jeff Atwood's explanation of the rationale behind that decision.

  • for the sake of completeness - please note suggested edits appear to be enabled at SO meta: screen shot with green marks is taken from it. Anyway, explanation of status-bydesign makes good sense to me
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 12:58
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    @gnat Yeah, Meta SO is a special case.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 13:13
  • MSO is a meta site, but it is different from the other meta sites because it started as an independent site; for example, on MSO you have a reputation, while on other meta sites the reputation that is shown is the reputation you have on the main site. (See this very meta site as example.)
    – apaderno
    Commented Sep 3, 2011 at 14:08

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