This bit came up in chat the other day:
more discussion needs to happen on meta regarding question x and how to make it better
A quick search can find it, but I'm not going to link it to bring up the full context and discussion in chat - because I do want it to be rehashed here.
Occasionally in chat, we will find a question that should get reopened. We discuss it there, figure out the edits necessary, make the edits, and muster the reopen votes. On one hand, this is great - we get a question modified and reopened promptly with what is probably minimal drama. On the other hand, it means that this activity is within chat.
Chat is great and all (I like it, I'm often there), but its search sucks even more than the main site search does, and it isn't obvious for the situations where there is a meta issue that does have a question and answer.
A counter point to this is that with chat we can get things done with great experience. However, it also means that one sees the same group of people doing things (closing, editing, opening). We are not moderators, we are active reviewers. People in chat only discuss posts that they are interested in at that time - rather than ones that the rest of the community may be interested in getting fixed and reopened.
So, here's the question(s):
- Is meta a good place for "how to fix a post?"
- How do we get people who are not chat regulars to participate in doing this on meta?
- How do we get more people trying to fix questions (on meta?) so that they can be reopened?
As a note, I'd rather this not veer off into the tangent of what is on or off topic, or what constitutes too broad or opinion. If there is a specific-question or specific-answer that is being asked about why its closed or down voted, please, take that into a different meta question.