What 2 words can be used as an alternative to Stack Exchange and have roughly the same meaning?

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    Stack Exchange is a name; its "meaning" is the system of internet sites which it designates, so only another name would have the same meaning. "Fred Johnson" would qualify -- if we started calling SE that. (The name derives, I have always assumed, from a witty variation on stock exchange.) Jun 30, 2015 at 19:32
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    And since “stack exchange” is two words and has precisely the meaning you’re looking for why do you need two different words?
    – Jim
    Jun 30, 2015 at 19:34
  • @StoneyB A cross between stack overflow (a programming term and the name of the original SE site) and stock exchange, yes. Jun 30, 2015 at 19:44
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    ... Heap swap ...
    – stevesliva
    Jun 30, 2015 at 20:17
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    I think this was a good question. I believe the generic term for sites such as the ones in the Stack Exchange family is a knowledge exchange. I believe that is the term that Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood used to use when they were talking about it on their podcast and blogs.
    – dangph
    Mar 29, 2016 at 0:27

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If you want each individual word to have the same meaning, I guess pile trading. If you want the entire phrase to have the same meaning perhaps information trading.

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