Where is Stack Overflow on Area 51?

Usually, when you head to search and type something like EL&U (I wanted to check the stats), it pops up. But when I search Stack Overflow, nothing comes up. Why is this?

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    Short version: it predates Area 51, just like a few other sites (e.g. SuperUser). Long version: there's probably a duplicate ...
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 12:00
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    Stack Overflow never went through Area 51.
    – rene
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 12:02
  • @Glorfindel dupe?
    – Lordology
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 12:02
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    related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/54069/…
    – rene
    Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 12:05
  • Since the question ask for commun stats, information on all SE site can be found at data.stackexchange.com
    – intika
    Commented Jan 21, 2020 at 21:23

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Since I can't find a duplicate: Area 51 was created after the trilogy (Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault) split. Also, this site, Meta Stack Exchange existed back then as Meta Stack Overflow.

The first site to launch from Area 51 was Web Applications (it's at the bottom of this page with launched proposals). Other Q&A sites without a matching Area 51 proposal (for various reasons) are:


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