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Is there a reason why we have a "Unix and Linux" Stack Exchange and an "Apple" Stack Exchange but no "Windows" Stack Exchange? (Hell even Ubuntu got its own)

I couldn't find it anywhere so I'm asking.

Since Windows has many users it would be a potent Stack Exchange.

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Area51 proposals: Microsoft & Windows Phone – Yannis Mar 2 '12 at 9:35
thank you sir! :) – Wandang Mar 2 '12 at 9:36
@YannisRizos You may want to convert that to an answer. – N.N. Mar 2 '12 at 9:45
@N.N. Feel free to steal my comment, I'm at work, no time... :( – Yannis Mar 2 '12 at 9:47
I just realized that this proposal is not for windows user and their application problems. the article send me to Super User. thanks anyway :) – Wandang Mar 2 '12 at 9:54
@YannisRizos Ok, I posted an answer. I copied your links so that you are still the referrer to the Area51 proposals. – N.N. Mar 2 '12 at 9:57
Just as an aside: I never liked the existence of Ask Different; I think questions that are a fit on Super User should not be allowed on the Apple-specific site, but the fact is that both accept them. For the same reason, I wouldn't like a Windows-specific site. – Arjan Mar 2 '12 at 10:00
@Arjan, by your same logic Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux shouldn't exist either. – ChrisF Mar 2 '12 at 10:28
True, @Chris, and I think they shouldn't. (But: that's just me, of course. And at least those sites are limited by technology, not by vendor. But even then I fail to see why there are two such sites.) – Arjan Mar 2 '12 at 10:31
maybe Super User should contain everything between user and applications while Apple and Microsoft etc should get melted into "businesses" or whatever. – Wandang Mar 2 '12 at 11:11
Microsoft users don't need boutique sites for support; we're happy with Super User. – Won't Mar 2 '12 at 15:04
@Arjan Maybe it should be more like the facebook site... – hayd Apr 7 '13 at 18:32

Well, the Super User community is already strong in the Windows area. A windows site would just split the community (which is counterproductive).

Thing is, Unix/Linux/Ubuntu questions tend to be on the coding side at times, and Super User can't handle that very well. On the other hand, Windows is rather locked down when it comes to coding -- not much to do there. So it fits perfectly on Super User.

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Ha, "split the community" (as opposed to the Ubuntu/Unix/Serverfault split...) – Steve Bennett Jun 3 '13 at 7:43
@steve well, that's got a different reason that doesn't apply here. Chronology: SF came first, then AU, then U&L (also AU is a special tie up or an SE 1.0 import iirc). In this order, subset sites were not a problem. Creating a subset site now is more of an issue. – Manishearth Jun 3 '13 at 14:33
I disagree. Having a windows.SE site would be better than using SuperUser.SE IMHO. – trusktr May 24 '14 at 18:59

There is a beta site that might interest you:

  • Windows Phone. Windows Phone is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of Windows Phone OS.
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i will do as best as i can. – Wandang Mar 2 '12 at 10:13
Bit confused - this proposal is for windows phone, not windows. Therefore its not terribly relevant here is it? – Jon Egerton Apr 7 '13 at 19:34
@JonEgerton There was a windows proposal but it failed, see the edits. – N.N. Apr 8 '13 at 6:01

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