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Meta sites

Other sites do not. Why is that? Is this a bug?

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Other than Super User, Server Fault, Stack Overflow also has Meta Stack Overflow.

These three sites are called as Trilogy, short form as SOFU. They are the initial creation of the sites. Reference: https://stackoverflow.blog/2009/05/31/the-stack-overflow-trilogy/

After these three sites creation, the stackexchange.com network was started. Later for the newly created site's meta contains the Meta in the last, but they didn't change for it's trilogy sites.

Also the meta site URL of the trilogy sites are https://meta.<sitename>.com, whereas the remaining site's meta URL are https://<sitename>.meta.stackexchange.com.

  • This site is not in the trilogy, or should therefore be called "Stack Exchange Meta" – Ooker Nov 10 '17 at 17:37
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    This is cool and all, but doesn't explain why the Meta has to be in front for those three sites. There is no logical connection between the two. The Meta was started much later than the so-called trilogy, as well. – Masked Man Nov 11 '17 at 18:06
  • @ICanHazUpvotzPleez I think it's just an inertia, and it's just the cost is more than the benefit – Ooker Nov 13 '17 at 19:39

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