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It can get tedious using the term subdomain to keep referring to math.stackexchange.com, tex.stackexchange.com etc. Is there a better term to use?

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"Site" is the term used (on stackexchange.com). –  Mat Aug 26 '12 at 14:55
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You can refer to them as math.SE, tex.SE, etc. –  Rob W Aug 26 '12 at 15:24

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You could generally refer to sites.SE, or "sites of the Stack Exchange Network" in full.

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To be clear, "sites" is what I was looking for. I didn't consider it because I thought of all of SE as one site, but I see that it's a flexible enough word and appears to be common usage to call each *.SE a different site. –  Travis Bemrose Apr 19 at 14:58

Instead of saying You could ask on Math.SE, try using a little bit of ownership in the pitch and say You could ask our Math community on Stack Exchange instead. That opens up a little more conversation as to what both mean, and the actual sub domain becomes kind of incidental.

Technically speaking, they are sub domains, so I'm not sure if there's any better word than that.

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The Trilogy aren't subdomains in the DNS sense, so using this term to refer to SO/SU/SF is calling for a pedant pointing this out. “Site” or “community” are better in this respect. –  Gilles Aug 26 '12 at 16:41
    
@Gilles They are still Stack Exchange sites, Note that Gaming has its own official domain now. In a network of 70+, that's going to happen from time to time. The question was asking about making the sub domain less confusing. It might not hurt to have the trilogy sites accessible via a .stackexchange.com domain though, just for uniformity. –  Tim Post Aug 26 '12 at 16:43
    
@TimPost: I'm sorry, I don't understand your answer. "Ownership in the pitch"? Why would I only ask math.SE for a term that applies to *.SE? Both? I do understand your final statement...though it proposes no alternative. –  Travis Bemrose Aug 26 '12 at 20:30
    
Thanks @Gilles for "community". I like that better than "sites" because sites would refer more to the difference between SE and SO? –  Travis Bemrose Aug 26 '12 at 20:31
    
@Travis Tim proposed community, not me (though I agree that it is a good word). It looks like you misread his answer. –  Gilles Aug 26 '12 at 20:39
    
@Gilles Ah, so he did. (Since he used the term instead of presenting it, it slipped by me in all the rest of the English and I had to do a find to see it.) My apologies Tim. (Though I still don't understand "ownership in the pitch" etc.) –  Travis Bemrose Aug 26 '12 at 20:47
    
@Gilles I get SE/SO, but what are SU/SF? –  Travis Bemrose Aug 27 '12 at 3:50
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@Travis SU = Super User, SF = Server Fault –  Gilles Aug 27 '12 at 12:13

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