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I do not know if it would be asked here, but I always asked myself about that means "meta" on for that kind of forums. Why not "para" from "paranormal", for example?
I participate of a lot of StackExchange (SE) forums and I saw some Meta forums associated with them.
My question is just about the signification of the therm "meta" for that forums associated: what means the "meta" therm?
It is about the transcendence of subjects of questions made on Meta forums in relation to normal forums - the subject is beyond the scope of subjects from normal forum? So it is like "hiper"?