The tooltip when hovering "Meta Stack Overflow" in the footer is right now:

the Stack Exchange engine powering these sites

Proof just in case it's fixed:

It appears that other sites' tooltip is taken from their About page e.g. Mathematics where the formula is:

[site name] is a question and answer site for [target audience]. It's built and run by you...

And the tooltip is taking the [target audience] of the site.

According to this logic, it can be the following for this Meta site:

meta-discussion of the Stack Exchange family of Q&A websites

  • As a side note, all of the tooltips in the "Other" category (with the exception of Careers, which lacks a tooltip) describe the subject matter/purpose of the site, instead of the audience. – Tim Stone May 1 '13 at 14:14
  • @Tim true, but only for Meta it doesn't make much sense. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 1 '13 at 14:15
  • How so? Meta's topic is the Stack Exchange engine itself, from either the technical or community perspective. – Tim Stone May 1 '13 at 14:17
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    @Tim from the tooltip it appears that Meta is the engine poweing Stack Exchange sites. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 1 '13 at 14:19

After discussing it with the other devs it appears you are right and Meta is not the engine that powers these sites.

Tooltip fixed, disaster averted.

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  • Wow that was fast, even for you! – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 1 '13 at 15:06
  • White you're at it, Careers got no tooltip at all so unless it's on purpose... ;) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 1 '13 at 15:06
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    @ShaWizDowArd - yeah, that one is on purpose – Oded May 1 '13 at 15:12

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