Meta, Meta-Wiki or Wikimedia Meta-Wiki (meta.wikimedia.org) is a wiki-based website that is auxiliary for coordination of all the Wikimedia Foundation wikis.
Created as Meta-Wikipedia in November 2001, it now serves several distinct roles:
Meta currently serves as one of the major avenues of discussion for Wikimedians including Wikipedians, the others being the mailing lists, the IRC channels, and the talk pages of individual articles and users. Meta is an independent and autonomous project from the English-language Wikipedia, and thus has its own policies and customs, which often differ from those here.
Originally focused on the English Wikipedia, Meta has, since its upgrade to Wikipedia's custom MediaWiki software, become a multilingual discussion forum used by all Wikimedia language communities.
Some types of discussion should be referred to appropriate places on Meta.