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Rename Meta to Meta-Wiki
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Feb 25 2022, 11:45 PM
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Given the recent introduction of Meta Platforms and it largely doing business as Meta, it seems reasonable to change the wgSitename (and any other related settings) for Meta-Wiki from "Meta" to "Meta-Wiki".

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Has this been raised on Meta yet for their community consensus?

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We should not decide to rename a project in the settings so lightly - meta wiki predates facebook's renaming and I don't think it has been causing confusion. Marked as blocked on community consensus pending onwiki discussion

Aklapper changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Feb 26 2022, 9:28 PM

I disagree, I think it should remain as simply "Meta".

Everyone already calls it Meta-Wiki. Its main page says "Meta-Wiki" in big bold text, and it has since 2004. When you receive a notification on it, it says it's from "Meta-Wiki".

You should definitely hold this discussion on the Meta-Wiki though, instead of in our little cabal here, where most people never even visit the wiki ;)

Everyone already calls it Meta-Wiki. Its main page says "Meta-Wiki" in big bold text, and it has since 2004. When you receive a notification on it, it says it's from "Meta-Wiki".

You should definitely hold this discussion on the Meta-Wiki though, instead of in our little cabal here, where most people never even visit the wiki ;)

I know, and I think it should be change to "Meta" there too.

This is one of the worst proposals I have seen here, almost as bad as Vector 2022.

Everyone already calls it Meta-Wiki. Its main page says "Meta-Wiki" in big bold text, and it has since 2004. When you receive a notification on it, it says it's from "Meta-Wiki".

You should definitely hold this discussion on the Meta-Wiki though, instead of in our little cabal here, where most people never even visit the wiki ;)

I have never seen anything other than the Main Page refer to it as "Meta-Wiki", and every user I have talked to has called it "meta" as it should be.

Allow me to repeat: You should definitely hold this discussion on the Meta-Wiki though. Please read before adding further comments that don't add anything new.