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This is for this meta site but there's no meta-MSO, I suppose.

Is it just me that interprets a "meta" site as higher-level than its "parent" site? For one thing, I'd never consider my kids an "abstraction" from me.

I think it's better if we just show the actual site name. So for MSO it just says SO.

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This is essentially a duplicate of the request to rename it "main", but on that one Jeff said he didn't like main because it's too close to meta and asked for other suggestions, so I guess it probably shouldn't be closed since it suggests other things – Michael Mrozek Sep 22 '10 at 17:50
"main" is very bad indeed. Sorry I didn't find that question, otherwise I would've answered there. – Geoffrey Zheng Sep 22 '10 at 18:13
Your children are an abstraction from you. – bjb568 Sep 1 '14 at 13:02
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I don't think its a matter of "higher". The meta site can not exist without the parent site so parent isn't a bad name.

Another suggestion would be primary or prime.

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I agree with the existential part. By "higher" I meant higher level of involvement. You'd only meta if you care about the "parent" site. Some "plz send me teh codez" guy wouldn't even know what meta means. – Geoffrey Zheng Sep 22 '10 at 18:16
I doubt if the "plz send me teh codez" guys know anything, but that is a different story. – Toon Krijthe Sep 22 '10 at 18:18

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