The hero header contains the same description for the main and meta sites. Here's the one for Meta Stack Overflow:

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Meta Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It only takes a minute to sign up.

This can easily confuse people who are new to the network, so I feel this should be changed to something meta specific. Perhaps re-use the text from the sidebar, that has a good description:

This site is intended for bugs, features, and discussion of Stack Overflow and the software that powers it. You must have an account on Stack Overflow to participate.

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    Hero Header? What's that? Are you referring to the Tour? Aug 22, 2018 at 17:01
  • @DavidPostill screenshot, you can see it by opening a private browsing window.
    – Stijn
    Aug 22, 2018 at 18:23
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    Come to think of it, I'm not 100% sure that banner is supposed to show up on meta sites in the first place.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 22, 2018 at 18:50
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    @AdamLear What's the official name of the header? Is it really "hero header"? Jul 29, 2022 at 12:31
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    @RandomPerson: That appears to be it.. According to Optimizely: A hero image is a website design term used to describe an oversized banner image at the top of a website. Sometimes called a “hero header”, it serves as a user's first glimpse of your company and offering because of its prominent placement towards the top of a webpage that usually extends full-width. (Personally, I would simply refer to it as a "banner".)
    – Justin
    Jul 29, 2022 at 15:13

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I have an idea regarding some other text which can be placed in the hero header (inspired from Meta Stack Exchange). For example, this can be used in Ask Ubuntu Meta's hero header:

Ask Ubuntu Meta is a question and answer site for meta-discussion of Ask Ubuntu. To ask about Ubuntu, go to Ask Ubuntu.

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