From the "What's Meta" page:
Meta is for...
- ...Aviation Stack Exchange users to communicate with each other about Aviation Stack Exchange (asking questions about how the websites work, or about policies and community decisions)
- ...Aviation Stack Exchange users to communicate with Stack Overflow the company (posting bugs, suggesting improvements, or proposing new features), and
- ...Stack Overflow the company to communicate with the community (soliciting feedback on new ideas or features, or discussing policies that affect the whole network)
From this meta question: What is aviation meta for?
Meta is for questions or discussion about the Aviation SE site itself.
So when I see posts like this (or this) I cannot keep myself from wondering how do they fit within the scope of a meta.se site. I admit that I might be a little strict here: I have some doubts also about this kind of posts, but in the end I see how they could fit in the third category.
But when speaking about the posts that prompted this question, given that also the OP says that the discussion tag was selected because
there wasn't a tag for "handshakes-all-around" (i.e.: it's an onanistic post), I do not see the value that they bring to the site.
And yet, they seem to collect a fair amount of upvotes.
Can someone enlighten me on the reasons for which this kind of posts is encouraged?