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Meta:

What's it mean, anyway?
 
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Wondering if posting the help link in a more obvious section higher on the page, like say just below the tagline, would make it more likely to be read. 'Meta' is a word that isn't commonly used here in the States, and so probably gets ignored. Perhaps a group title that's more descriptive?
RayfordSteele, Jul 10 2003

I like this definition. http://foldoc.doc.i...=meta&action=Search
[Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Never quite got that name nyself. Probably short for something geeky. Metaphysical? Metaphorical? Meteorological?   

       Either that, or it's the secret Greek letter between chi and xeta.
DrCurry, Jul 10 2003
  

       Metanews? Metahelp? Meta t-shirt?
phundug, Jul 10 2003
  

       whilst I think meta makes sense, perhaps could just subsitute "read:" as more of an instruction..
neilp, Jul 10 2003
  

       "info:" perhaps, though I'd favor using "about:" and renaming "about" as "site". "background" seems not quite so obvious in its meaning.
DrCurry, Jul 10 2003
  

       I say leave it. Whatever the title, the important word is "help".
Worldgineer, Jul 10 2003
  

       "backstory?"
bristolz, Jul 10 2003
  

       *resources*
thumbwax, Jul 10 2003
  

       If we're going to get all pedantic about the menu names, then surely the "idea:" section should also be renamed, to "ideas:"...?
DrCurry, Jul 10 2003
  

       It doesn't meta.
Amos Kito, Jul 10 2003
  

       Not that it matters, but I don't think you should rename it. I like meta.
waugsqueke, Jul 10 2003
  

       "Ideas" plural doesn't work for everything in the list. You don't post a "new ideas," for example.   

       I think "meta" is good.
bristolz, Jul 10 2003
  

       <Dean Martin>
Meta girl a wonderful girl.
</Dean Martin>
Cedar Park, Jul 11 2003
  

       I'm better at metamatics than spelling.
FarmerJohn, Jul 11 2003
  

       So this would be a 'metabakery' idea.
RayfordSteele, Jul 11 2003
  

       I've always been partial to Heavy Meta.   

       I think that 'meta' is fine. You have to assume at least some level of linguistic competence in the people who visit the site otherwise you might as well pack up and go home.
DrBob, Jul 11 2003
  

       Do you want any help with that bag?
st3f, Jul 11 2003
  

       What do those two big words mean, DrBob?
half, Jul 11 2003
  

       [half]: I think its some kind of pasta eating contest..?
Jinbish, Jul 11 2003
  

       La la la! Not listening!
DrBob, Jul 11 2003
  
      
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