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Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 150 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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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

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! :) – BinaryMisfit Aug 26 '09 at 13:10
"My name is Diago. You have taken my waffles. Prepare to die." – Eric Aug 26 '09 at 13:11
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? – BinaryMisfit Aug 26 '09 at 13:24
@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! – BinaryMisfit Aug 26 '09 at 13:40

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
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. – BinaryMisfit 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 :) – BinaryMisfit 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

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
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 :( – BinaryMisfit Aug 26 '09 at 13:29

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