Same with StackOverflow. Or Stack Overflow. Or SO. I don't know if it's proper to run the words together or not when written. It often appears like that around the site, but in some meta questions I see the words separated by a space.

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    This looks more appropriate on Meta to me, since it's about the site itself... Voting to migrate.
    – Alenanno
    Jun 25, 2011 at 18:22
  • I reasoned that the principle behind the question belonged to EL&U (@rintaun! :) and hence put it there. But I concede the point. You're right.
    – Daniel
    Jun 25, 2011 at 19:02
  • Just don't mix 'em up with SEO. Ewww.
    – MT_Head
    Jun 25, 2011 at 19:44

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The "official" names are Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow. If you go to the "About" page on each site, these are the only names that are used. In general usage, though, like you've pointed out yourself, the space appears to be optional. If you prefer to abbreviate, SE and SO are perfectly valid as well, similar to how English Language & Usage is often abbreviated as EL&U.

  • I would upvote, only I have no more votes today. :-/
    – Daniel
    Jun 25, 2011 at 18:45
  • @drm65 Well thanks for the support anyway. :D
    – rintaun
    Jun 25, 2011 at 18:47
  • Ha. I can upvote in meta, only then you don't get any rep. :-&
    – Daniel
    Jun 25, 2011 at 18:59
  • @drm65 Haha. Either way, neat. I've not posted on meta before. First time for everything, I guess, even if it's a bit roundabout. :P
    – rintaun
    Jun 25, 2011 at 19:01



under the heading

Proper Use of the Stack Exchange Name

  • That's all I needed! (I was trying to find an official name) Thanks!
    – Daniel
    Jun 26, 2011 at 10:12

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