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Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 127 Stack Exchange communities.

The other sites official names are: Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User.

Update 2: the official name is Meta Stack Overflow, despite the consensus here of Meta StackOverflow - this is directly from Jeff Atwood. MSO is the abbreviation.


Which of the following is this site's official name?

  • Meta
  • meta
  • Meta Stack Overflow
  • Meta StackOverflow
  • meta StackOverflow
  • meta Stack Overflow
  • meta stack overflow

What is the corresponding official abbrevation (SO, SF and SU for the others):

  • mSO
  • metaSO
  • MSO
  • MEta
  • MS
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Why the downvote ? Hmm, reading the FAQ, I understand, questions here should be only about SO, SF, or SU. This one is about another site than these 3, so it should be closed... :) –  Gnoupi Aug 26 '09 at 13:41
    
possible duplicate of Meta (HTML) title? –  Cody Gray Feb 26 '12 at 5:15
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

The official name of this site is Meta Stack Overflow, like it says in the title of every page.

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Correct. See also Jeff's answer at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19609/meta-html-title/… –  Arjan Mar 23 '10 at 15:21
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The site's official name is Awesome.

The "outside world name" is Meta StackOverflow or MSO. But, I'm partial to Awesome.

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I hate you!!! Not even 1 sec difference and then you dare edit the same time as me. I WANT MY WAFFLES BACK! :) –  Diago Aug 26 '09 at 13:10
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"My name is Diago. You have taken my waffles. Prepare to die." –  Eric Aug 26 '09 at 13:11
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Now imagine Liam Neeson saying that and you have a blockbuster movie. –  TheTXI Aug 26 '09 at 13:14
    
@Diago: Gir, is that you? –  belgariontheking Aug 26 '09 at 13:14
    
Eric, I have upvoted this. Do not even think about editing it! –  Ladybug Killer Aug 26 '09 at 13:19
    
@belgeriontheking: Huh or my all time favorite WTF? –  Diago Aug 26 '09 at 13:24
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@Diago: I don't get your reference. I was refering to Gir from the TV show Invader Zim in the episode Zim Eats Waffles tv.com/invader-zim/zim-eats-waffles/episode/143598/summary.html dailymotion.com/video/x1iy46_zimeatswaffles_fun –  belgariontheking Aug 26 '09 at 13:35
    
@belgeriontheking - Ahh. My brain finally woke up! –  Diago Aug 26 '09 at 13:40
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Official Name: Meta StackOverflow or Meta-StackOverflow

Unofficial Name: The only place TheTXI has a shot at beating Jon Skeet and Jeff Atwood at anything other than a pizza eating contest

Abbreviation(s): Meta or MSO or Meta SO

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I would destroy you in a pizza eating contest. –  Eric Aug 26 '09 at 13:14
    
Pizza? I thought waffles? You always puzzle me. Go on! –  Ladybug Killer Aug 26 '09 at 13:14
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Pizza waffles. –  TheTXI Aug 26 '09 at 13:15
    
I want to see that contest: Eric against the pony eating Pizza-Waffles. Who is betting? –  Ladybug Killer Aug 26 '09 at 13:18
    
@John: I don't only eat waffles. After all, pizza is sort of amazing, too. –  Eric Aug 26 '09 at 13:20
    
Eric, we are talking about the combination. You get both. All for free, Diago is paying! –  Ladybug Killer Aug 26 '09 at 13:22
    
Hmmm..... I think the pony has a better change... But then Eric has been known to pull of some very sneaky maneuvers. –  Diago Aug 26 '09 at 13:22
    
Hell yes. Let's do it. –  Eric Aug 26 '09 at 13:23
    
Oi - What gives anyone the idea that I can afford it at the current exchange rate. If someone is willing to pick up the Fedex charges though, I could get the Pizza's for free :) –  Diago Aug 26 '09 at 13:23
    
Exchange rate: how many waffles do I get for one pizza? –  Treb Aug 26 '09 at 13:25
    
google.com.ar/search?q=1+pizza+in+waffles mmm... appearently Google does not have that exchange, but I found recipe for Waffle Pizza :D –  perbert Sep 2 '09 at 13:35
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Meta StackOverflow - MSO.

It can however also be knows as HE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED's personal hideout, or any other [insert funky name here] option you choose.

It makes no difference really as Jeff already said Meta is Murder

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Did you notice that this is actually the "offline" logo of mso? Not the error-page, but the full "down" logo. –  Marc Gravell Aug 26 '09 at 13:12
    
This is the assassins' guild! –  Ladybug Killer Aug 26 '09 at 13:16
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The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum is a proper description, IMO. –  Treb Aug 26 '09 at 13:23
    
You only can take over something if you kill someone. Join the club, Treb! –  Ladybug Killer Aug 26 '09 at 13:25
    
I did not approve the use of my name here. –  GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 13:26
    
Awww Rich - It was a compliment. That downvote really hurt my feelings. I worked so hard to be a part of the club :( –  Diago Aug 26 '09 at 13:29
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