What is different between Super user and super user meta?

I know that I shouldn’t ask this question in this site.But I was forced.

  • "Meta" in English refers to the rules or nature of the system, e.g. " Making or showing awareness of reference to oneself or to the activity." I.E., it is self-referential. Sep 6, 2020 at 0:52
  • @DrMoishePippik May you explain to me simply!? Unfortunately I can’t read English very well. Sep 6, 2020 at 1:06
  • @DrMoishePippik Do you mean the psychology of that field(site)!? Sep 6, 2020 at 1:07
  • Read these definitions and let us know what you don't understand: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meta; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta
    – Josh
    Sep 6, 2020 at 1:14
  • But I don’t mean the word meta meaning.i want to know its meaning in stack Exchange,And as I said,I can’t read English unless it is simply stated Sep 6, 2020 at 1:23
  • Our help centre has a page dedicated to this: "What is meta?"
    – Mokubai Mod
    Sep 6, 2020 at 12:21

3 Answers 3


From the Help pages - which every user should read & be familiar with

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware,
  • computer software, or
  • personal and home computer networking

Super User Meta is for asking questions on the main site's operation, policy & administrative functions.
See the Meta help page for additional details - What is "meta"? How does it work?

As such, this question should have been posted on Meta, not the main Super User site.
Posting meta questions on the main site tends to receive rapid downvotes & close votes & is to be avoided.

  • More specifically, also from our help: "What is meta?"
    – Mokubai Mod
    Sep 6, 2020 at 12:20
  • @Mokubai - ah, I'd forgotten that one - will drop into answer...
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 6, 2020 at 16:26

Essentially, (Almost) every single site has a "meta" site, for asking questions about the site.

Sometimes, you might want to appeal or understand a closure. Other times, you might want to understand how things work.

Super User is for asking questions about the things on topic on Super User. Meta is for asking questions about Super User, the site.


Besides meta sites of individual stack exchange Q&A sites, there is Meta Stack exchange which involves general meta questions about the whole Stack exchange network itself.

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