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I listened to Jeff saying that superuser.com is the 3rd in the trilogy. I guess that makes meta the 4th in the trilogy.

Do you remember that Douglas Adams continued to call his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a trilogy even after books 4 and 5?

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    It was always a "trilogy of four" even after he wrote the fifth book. – devinb Jun 29 '09 at 20:15
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    I try to pretend meta doesn't exist. – Jeff Atwood Jul 13 '09 at 12:15
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    And yet you comment on it... – Omar Kooheji Jul 13 '09 at 14:21
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    This question is meta to meta and doesn't belong here. It should be on meta.meta.stackoverflow.com – Omar Kooheji Jul 13 '09 at 14:23
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    Actually the question is not meta to meta SO. It's meta to Hitchhiker's Guide... why this question is here I don't know. – Travis Jul 13 '09 at 15:25
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    @Jeff - you can try all you want, but we will always be here. Waiting. Breathing. Whining. In your dreams, you will hear us, and your days will be filled with the horror that awaits you in meta. – Pollyanna Oct 29 '09 at 20:12
  • There is a meta for every site, it is silly to count them. – Mark C Sep 29 '10 at 23:16
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    Per-site metas weren't introduced until well after this question was asked. – Pops Oct 26 '11 at 5:26
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    really? "put on hold" after almost 8 years? cmon guys, just leave things the way they are. – Jason S Mar 8 '17 at 2:45
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Do you remember that Douglas Adams continued to call his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a trilogy even after books 4 and 5?

Yes.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts

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    I was going to say something smartass about you not answering the right part of the question until I re-read it and realized that you answered the only part of his post that -was- a question. – TheTXI Jun 29 '09 at 20:27
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    -1 because I don't remember it. – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jun 29 '09 at 20:27
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IIRC on the fifth volume cover is written : "the fifth of the increasing inaccurately named HHGTTG trilogy".

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    YRC, or you and I are both on the same trip – squillman Aug 12 '09 at 21:28
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    That's the quote that I remember. – Guy Aug 13 '09 at 20:38
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This is more like Dirk Gently.

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not to mention that instrumental on Rush's Counterparts that was Part 4 of the Gangster of Boats Trilogy

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    Strangely, it's also the only song that's part of the Gangster of Boats trilogy. – Graeme Perrow Dec 23 '09 at 0:06
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Meta is not canon. For example, many of the characters have different names.

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If this is the fourth in the trilogy, then who's the "JarJar" of metaSO? =)

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Piers Anthony once mentioned that a trilogy is 27 books (3^3).

Needless to say, both Terry Pratchet's Discworld and Piers Anthony's Xanth are in their second "trilogy" using the above definition.

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    Gods. I remember when Xanth was actually a trilogy. 3 books. That was it. This was also long enough ago that I thought they were pretty good, too. – beska Oct 26 '09 at 20:57
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My two cents concerning HHGTTG: Parts 1 and 2 are awesome, part 3 is good, part 4 is bad, part 5 is awful. I hope that doesn't translate to the SO trilogy.

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