Could we please stop closing duplication questions on Meta? There have been several questions discussing problems with Server Fault and every one gets closed and directed to Jeff Atwood's question. Of course, new posts to old questions never go anywhere so it essentially kills off the discussion.
Instead of As well as simply closing (and deleting) these as dupes, IMHO the moderators should be merging all the posts into the original discussion so that the feedback can be seen in one place. I agree that there is a problem with SF, and meta is the place to discuss it, so let's gather the information together and continue discussing!
Responding to an old question just does not work as a way of starting a conversation.
Now I'm not sure if Meta is the place to discuss Stack Overflow, but if it is, then there should be a tag where you can talk with others without fear of being marked a duplicate. Most conversations start with a question about the weather, and maybe many of them are duplicate, but they have some value to the people that participate.
No, because many of Jeff's questions are some of the best discussions on all of meta.
If you have more to add to the discussion, edit or add more to the existing question. The community growth question is only ~3 weeks old. It hasn't been around forever. Everything said in that question is still completely relevant.