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This question was asked: C# and ASP.NET MVC open source project which I can contribute to?

As far as I'm aware, this does not belong on StackOverflow, but where does it belong to? Is there a place in the StackExchange-community for this kind of requests?

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I would say that this is not a good fit for any of the sites within the network. It will always be of the "not constructive" type, if it doesn't fall under any of the other closure reasons already. –  Bart Aug 27 '12 at 9:36
    
careers.stackoverflow.com? Not for this particular one, though. –  Gnoupi Aug 27 '12 at 9:36
    
No, it does not belong anywhere on the network...do we look like a personalized searchmachine? –  Time Traveling Bobby Aug 27 '12 at 9:37
    
@Gnoupi: Interesting idea, though. Does Careers have a functionality to allow to be recruited for FLOSS projects...in some sort? –  Time Traveling Bobby Aug 27 '12 at 9:40
    
@Gnoupi Is Careers still invitation only? If so, that might also not always work. –  Bart Aug 27 '12 at 9:41
    
The other question referred to in the comments should probably be closed as well. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 27 '12 at 9:41
    
@Bart: It is indeed still invitation-only. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 27 '12 at 9:42
    
And another one, again used to justify keeping this one open. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 27 '12 at 9:46
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@MartijnPieters: Huh? Your links don't work. I think you imagined that. –  Won't Aug 27 '12 at 11:07
    
@Won't All the questions mentioned have been deleted after they were mentioned here. I personally saw them working when they were posted. –  Aske B. Aug 27 '12 at 11:09
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@AskeB.: ಠ_ಠ –  Won't Aug 27 '12 at 11:11
    
@UnicornifiedBobby Thinking it was a good idea as well, I forwarded it to the proposals site: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/6291/… –  Aske B. Aug 27 '12 at 14:02
    
@AskeB.: See that diamond next to his name? Betcha he can see much more than those questions... Thanks Won't. :-) –  Martijn Pieters Aug 27 '12 at 15:41
    
@MartijnPieters Ah didn't know that, thanks for the heads up. Btw, is it just me or is there a lot of insider humor going on, in general, on these sites - I've even seen questions and answers that were completely irrelevant to the site, but were upvoted (tens and hundreds) for humor. Naturally, I have nothing against humor, but I've rarely seen it as constructive or useful, which is what this site is about, right?. –  Aske B. Aug 27 '12 at 19:22
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@AskeB.: Yeah, there is are some memes here on meta, but on the whole the humorous responses are reserved for those that have been around for a while and have picked up on them. Don't worry about rep on meta, it is largely irrelevant here, what with all the downvoting being different anyway. –  Martijn Pieters Aug 27 '12 at 21:41

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I guess it would be easiest to just redirect people to SourceForge or similar, but since I can't really imagine how you could reformat the question to have that answer, without it being a shopping question, there's probably not much to do to prevent them from happening, other than removing or closing the questions.

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Agreed with other answerers that this doesn't belong on StackOverflow, but I would think a better close reason would have been Not Constructive:

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or specific expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, see the FAQ for guidance.

What project should I contribute to clearly fits into the "questions likely to solicit debate" category in my book.

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Stack Overflow and its sister sites do not support questions which are in essence product recommendations. I therefore think that the question you mentioned is not a good fit for any site within the network.

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@gnoupi Why that rollback after your edit? –  Bart Aug 27 '12 at 11:44
    
@Bart - because I wasn't satisfied of my own edit, didn't really sound correct yet, so I took it away for someone to do a better job than me. –  Gnoupi Aug 27 '12 at 12:07

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