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Questions tagged [site-name]

Questions about the naming of Stack Exchange sites, how specific sites were named, or questions that arise from a site being renamed.

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Why is Writing SE displayed as 'Writers' on Area 51, but not on the actual site?

When you look at the Area 51 proposal for Writing StackExchange, it displays as Writers. But, when you head to the actual site, it gives its name as Writing. Is this because the name has been edited ...
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What can be an informal name for MSE? [closed]

Formally, Meta Stack Exchange should be called as Meta Stack Exchange or MSE. But when writing on specialized sites, I frequently use: This has been discussed somewhere on the meta or the ____ ...
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Add a note to the blog post on the company “name change” that the legal name is still “Stack Exchange, Inc.”

The legal company name has been, for many years, "Stack Exchange, Inc.". However, in September 2015, a blog post was published that stated that the name was being changed to "Stack Overflow". This was ...
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Has “the SE Network” been changed to “the SO Network”? [duplicate]

Today as most of you did, I received an email entitled [Terms of Service and Privacy] What's new In the last paragraph, I noticed this expression: Please read these updated terms and take your ...
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Meta names differently in hamburger menu on app and web

Here is a view of my hamburger menu on the web (Meta.SE is identified as "Meta Stack Exchange"): Here is a view of my hamburger menu on the (Android) app (Meta.SE is identified as "Meta"): There ...
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Why do Super User and Server Fault have “Meta” before their names?

Other sites do not. Why is that? Is this a bug?
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Changing site while asking should change text in caption

In the iOS-app it's possible to change site where you want to ask question. But in this case caption text should reflect actual site's name instead of where you opened asking page. E.g. I have been ...
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Should we edit old posts and change Programmers to Software Engineering?

The Stack Exchange site that was known for years as Programmers.SE has been officially renamed to Software Engineering a while ago. Obviously, in any new post we should use the new name. However, ...
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Data dump, Programmers and Software Engineering

I've removed the poll style answers in favour of open discussion. I realise now this isn't the best way to have a proper discussion about this issue - sorry to anyone who commented/voted. This is ...
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Wrong site name for meta post in user profile in Android app

In this user profile, all the "Stack Overflow" questions are actually from the meta site of Health.
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Why are some sites “overflow” and some sites “exchange”?

There's mathoverflow.stackexchange and math.stackexchange. There seem to be a number of sites that are have both an "overflow" site and a "exchange" name as well. Eh?
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Help people find the lost Programmers

People keep losing the Programmers site. This is expected, a big site suddenly going through an overall name change. Instead of having them ask here on Meta, or give up and believe it's deleted, I ...
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Is “Software Engineering” the replacement of “Programmers”?

I can't find the "Programmers" site anywhere and haven't seen the "Software Engineering" site before - is it the replacement of "Programmers"?
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Was Programmers (now Software Engineering) the first SE site to change its name?

Programmers Stack Exchange is now officially Software Engineering Stack Exchange, which made me curious about history: is this the first time this has happened? Has any SE site previously changed ...
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Apple.stack is not listed on stackexchange.com

I was looking for the appropriate place to post my iPhone question, so presumably I was looking for something like apple/ios.stack. I didn't find it in the list of sites, I posted my question to ...
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Name of SE website names in SEDE don't always match actual SE website names [duplicate]

I see that the name of SE website names in SEDE don't always match actual SE website names. Example: while the actual SE website name is Cross Validated. Is that intended?
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Agreeing on a single shortened nomenclature?

I've noticed across various stack exchange sites that when they refer to their own stack exchange on their site, they'll shorten the name to something similar to either: EE.SE (Electrical Engineering ...
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Careers new job listing help text is missing a space in 'Server Fault'

When creating a job listing on careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/post, under 'Key Technologies or Roles', the help text for the option 'This is a systems or database administration job' shows 'Server ...
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Can a site have an A/B test?

Health SE has an discussion about the name. In short, most of the mods agree that Health is not a good name, but there is no consensus for the replacement. In my opinion, there is no fact-based but ...
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Why do some sites have an extra “SE” in their names?

In the homepage of Data SE, I see that some sites have an extra "SE" in the name, while the rest don't have. Is this an intention or just a kind of bug? At first I thought that this is a duplicate ...
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Drop down site selector in Data Explorer lists IT Security, not Information Security [duplicate]

In the site selector on Data Explorer, Security Stack Exchange is still listed as IT Security, not Information Security.
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Where did the name “Stack Exchange” come from?

I get Stack Overflow (which I'm guessing was the first site?) and Super User, Code Review, and the other sibling site names make sense to me. But I've never heard of a stack exchange before. Is a ...
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Why don't the new Stack Exchange sites get creative and unique names?

If I go to the main Stack Exchange website and look at the most popular sites, here are some of the names that pop up (not necessarily in order): Stack Exchange - This is unique and everyone ...
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Is there a name for “place where you ask C# tagged posts on StackOverflow”?

How one would refer to "SO C#" portion of the site? SO itself is not "forum" indeed "SO C#" is not "site" not a sub-site... Why: I've tried to make comment about some post where I tried to refer to "...
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Standardizing & Simplifying SE Site Names

NOTE: We're not going through and re-evaluating / changing every site name in the network. The guidelines below are what we will use for new sites created going forward, and if the community supports ...
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Site names mangled in close reason

As you can see, Genealogy & Family History.SE's generic close reason distorts the site name. The & hasn't turned into &. Related bug: Site names need to be run through HttpUtility....
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Change “gaming” to “arqade” in footer

The site https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ was indeed named "Gaming" in the beginning but changed to "Arqade" about 8 months ago. There is even domain http://www.arqade.com (which currently redirects ...
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URLs containing /query or /q on SEDE for sites that don't exist throw YSOD

This was actually first mentioned here, but when you try to hit SEDE with the wrong database name you get a YSOD, not Edgar F. Codd, for /q/n, /query/n, /s/n, etc. E.g. first query on 'data' similar ...
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What are the “proper” names for Stack Exchange sites?

Just curious. What are the "official" names for Stack Exchange sites? I ask because I notice a discrepancy for certain sites. For instance https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/ is called Programming ...
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“ - Stack Exchange” suffix no longer displayed in page title on many secondary sites

I'm finding that the - Stack Exchange suffix is no longer displayed in the page title on many secondary sites. For example, "Photography - Stack Exchange" is now shown as "Photography", and "Mi ...
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With or without space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct name to use when referencing the Trilogy sites? I was just editing a question, and realized that I wasn't sure what the official nomenclature should be for ...
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Did “Pirates of Silicon Valley” influence SO's name?

I was watching the 1999 classic "Pirates of Silicon Valley", and, in a shot showing Bill Gates programming windows, this screen comes up. Just wondering if this film had anything to with the naming ...