Or, in other words, why is the link to Meta called "feedback" and not "Meta"?

For every SE site I've looked at on my android phone in "full site" mode, there is a link entitled "feedback" which takes me to that site's Meta page.enter image description here

(The link is on the left in the column under LAW - I have neither skill nor capability to draw red circles)

Bearing in mind that in mobile view the link is called Meta, the change to "feedback" seems odd terminology and makes me wonder if it has been mis-labelled or if the hyperlink is meant to go somewhere else.

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    Probably because outside the computer industry the meaning of the word "Meta" is not so well known. Sep 16 at 11:09
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    I don't mind it being labled "Feedback" exactly for the same reason Robert mentioned. The part that's weird is that when you're on meta.stackexchange.com, that link takes you to meta.stackexchange.com (the same page) which won't make sense for many users.
    – 41686d6564
    Sep 16 at 11:43
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    It's probably a good idea to display a pop-up that explains what meta is for people who visit meta through that link and/or if they're visiting for the first time (I'm not sure if something similar already exists for the first visit in general).
    – 41686d6564
    Sep 16 at 11:49
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    Apparently, the "Feedback" link on Meta.SE issue has been discussed before.
    – 41686d6564
    Sep 16 at 11:53

In general meta is used to give feedback about the site that is what are the bugs of the site, what features do you want all these requests are made on meta. That is why we have some of these tags

  • for asking for a feature in form of feedback

  • for stating any bug present in site in form of feedback

  • for asking to know about any feature in form of feedback

Quoting a line by rene from here

So to conclude there is no issue as feedback about Meta should be posted on Meta.

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