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I'm confused because people on Stack Exchange tell me to go to "Meta" to ask a question but, correct me if I'm wrong, that means Facebook right?

I'd love it if someone can clear this up for me.

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    No it dosen't and we used the name a decade before they changed their name Aug 2, 2022 at 15:26
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    Relevant Help Center page: What is "meta"? How does it work?
    – zcoop98
    Aug 2, 2022 at 15:26
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    There is a main site and a meta site for all sites on Stack Exchange. Meta is from Greek and means discussion about the main site.
    – Lambie
    Aug 2, 2022 at 15:27
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    One of the oldest questions on Meta Stack Exchange was posted in Aug 2008. Facebook renamed to Meta in Apr 2021. Aug 2, 2022 at 15:29
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    @MetaAndrewT. actually, that was migrated to Meta (Stack Overflow) in 2011.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Aug 2, 2022 at 15:46
  • Thanks for the clarification. I'm surprised stackexchange allowed this. If stackexchange changed their name to facebook I don't think that would have gone over well.
    – pgibbons
    Aug 2, 2022 at 15:48
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    The full official name is Meta [site], e.g. Meta Stack Exchange or Meta Stack Overflow, not just "Meta". Aug 2, 2022 at 15:58
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    Also related, answer there explaining the naming. Aug 2, 2022 at 17:39
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    Stack Exchange doesn't own the word "Meta". MetaFilter used it earlier.
    – Laurel
    Aug 2, 2022 at 18:10
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    Useful signpost: There are going to be other people new to the network (or who are just unaware of the meta sites) who are going to have this same question.
    – BSMP
    Aug 2, 2022 at 18:12
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    @BSMP I know, that's why I've added a new section to the linked faq about the naming and the non-relation to Facebook. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:12

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