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I know that Meta mostly covers SO's functionality and regulations, but say I had a question like "what's the most popular question with no answers on SO?" Where would that belong, Meta, or SO?

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Definitely Meta. It may not be well received though – Pëkka Jan 20 '13 at 1:10
Yes, it belongs on meta. But be aware that there's a decent chance that it might be closed as "Not Constructive" here anyways. – Mysticial Jan 20 '13 at 1:10
@Mysticial This specific example sounds like a question that could be easily answered with a Data Explorer query. I wouldn't call it "not constructive". – Adam Lear Jan 20 '13 at 1:41
@AnnaLear Yeah, I wouldn't consider it "not constructive" either. But given how meta is, I would bet it would be closed as such anyways. For example, the question Pekka linked to is indeed closed as "not constructive". – Mysticial Jan 20 '13 at 1:43
@Mysticial "Not constructive" has to be the most abused close reason. I'm really coming around to, at best, disliking it. – Adam Lear Jan 20 '13 at 1:45
Hmm perhaps a question on how do you determine the answer would work. As an aside here Odata query for for it and here's the query of course I used viewcount you might want to change it to use score – Some Helpful Commenter Jan 20 '13 at 2:06
@AnnaLear On Meta, NC is certainly the most abused close reason - can we have "noise and pointless" back please? (Not saying that "noise and pointless" would apply here) – Yannis Jan 20 '13 at 15:11
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It would belong here on meta. All questions about, concerns with, support for, discussion of, and odes to Stack Overflow are off-topic on Stack Overflow, but can be posted here.

That said, normal rules apply: do your research, make sure you provide enough information (define "popular"), be polite and respond to any requests for clarification.

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