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Since tex.se.com has been launched does that mean latex is off topic on stackoverflow.com?

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Your title is generic, the question is not. Do you want a generic answer, or a specific one to latex? –  Oded Aug 15 '12 at 18:10
    
On Super User, luckily OS X question are still welcomed, though apple.stackexchange.com was introduced too. –  Arjan Aug 15 '12 at 18:17
    
Might I add Ubuntu is on-topic at both Unix & Linux and SuperUser, although Ask Ubuntu exists? –  hexafraction Aug 15 '12 at 18:19
    
Okay. Let me add then, is this a good thing? –  bobobobo Aug 15 '12 at 18:31
    
Yes, I feel that's a good thing. But I might not be objective as I don't like a specific Apple site a lot. –  Arjan Aug 15 '12 at 18:36

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It depends on the question.

If the question can legitimately belong to one site (say it is a latex programming question), then it is not off-topic and can remain on it, even if there is a more specialized site for the question.

If, however, it is about some aspect that is not covered by a site (say the question is about typography in tex, asked on Stack Overflow), it is off-topic by nature and should be migrated.

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Yes. In general, it should be off-topic on the originating site before migration is considered. –  Robert Harvey Aug 15 '12 at 18:19
    
@RobertHarvey - Should we then decline flags asking for migration of questions if they are on topic (about TeX layout code) but people say they'd find a better audience at the target site? I've seen a bunch of people comment that the heavy TeX users have moved from SO to TeX.SE, and the people able to answer are mostly located there. –  Brad Larson Aug 15 '12 at 19:02
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@BradLarson: I almost always migrate TeX questions. That they are principally about TeX, and peripherally about programming, makes them no less of a good fit over there. I'm thinking more about corner cases like this one. –  Robert Harvey Aug 15 '12 at 19:16
    
@RobertHarvey - Tex seems to be special... they also want tex shopping questions :) –  Oded Aug 15 '12 at 19:35

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