I recently posted a question on the meta Stack Exchange site and realized that perhaps the question was better suited for the meta Ask Ubuntu site, and then realized I don't really know what the difference is between the two, as I am new to the meta sites.

That being said I was trying to use the tag electorate-badge which was available on the Meta Stack Exchange site, but not available on the Meta Ask Ubuntu site.

Any clarification would be appreciated.

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For questions about the system, either Meta is okay. We have plenty of people who have been using it for years.

For questions specifically about Ask Ubuntu (want to highlight a problem, ask us to do things differently, etc), here makes most sense but I'm sure there are occasions when Meta.SE makes sense too.

If you want to suggest a change to the underlying system (feature requests, reporting typos in badges or the help, etc), while SE staff do circulate around all the sites, you'll get a lot more feedback on Meta.SE.

Regarding badges and features on Meta sites, most sites have a cut-down feature-set. That is to say things available on the main site (reputation and various badges) are only available on the main site. Meta.SE is slightly different in that it is the main site. It has reputation and all those gubbins.

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    Meta.SE also has a rather rigid policy about duplicates - I know people who came very close to being question-banned after their first bold walk into that community.
    – guntbert
    Mar 10, 2016 at 18:57

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