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When you visit any Stack Exchange site, the home page of the site lists the questions and few other stuff too; however, there is nowhere you can look at, and know what the purpose of the site is. Does my question fits in SuperUser or ServerFault? Is it a Stack Overflow or Programmers question?

What I want to see is some "About" section (or page) where I can go to and see what this site is for.

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closed as too localized by Tim Post May 30 '12 at 12:06

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You're looking for the FAQ, linked in every site's header:

Screenshot of the FAQ link

The first question in the FAQ is "What kind of questions can I ask here?", and each site can customize it as necessary

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How could I miss that? Thanks :) –  TheBlueSky May 30 '12 at 5:34
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@TheBlueSky It used to pop up a big orange bar about it when you first visited a site, but they got rid of that –  Michael Mrozek May 30 '12 at 5:38
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That freehand red circle looks awfully square. –  Cody Gray May 30 '12 at 5:54
    
… actually, the OP is looking for the actual "About" section, not the FAQ. –  slhck May 30 '12 at 8:48
    
The question actually sounds more like a [site-rec] question.... "Does my question fits in..." –  Lix May 30 '12 at 8:53
    
@slhck The about section is almost entirely generic; there's one site-specific sentence at the beginning, but it tends to not be very illuminating –  Michael Mrozek May 30 '12 at 13:21

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