I've noticed that often meta questions refer to specific questions and include links to them, asking 'is this question/answer junk?' for one reason or another. Wouldn't it make things easier if the question-asker or answerer was made aware that this conversation was going on about their input so that they have a chance to explain themselves or remove their own question if appropriate? Also, meta users could view the link and check out the ongoing discussion in case ideas they have are already being discussed.
If this already exists, my mistake, but I've tried to track down meta-questions from the original questions that they refer to and can't find a way to do it. Or is it the case that only the person that contributed the question/answer can see those links, or do they exist?