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I just bought a Chromebook and so have lots of questions.

Presumably Stack Overflow is the natural place to ask these, but since most of them relate to the specific hardware and OS/browser combination it seems just as valid to have its own site as does Raspberry Pi.

Other than community size/interest, is there any rule for when a topic should have its own site?

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In my eyes: Programming questions go to SO, user settings/general usage/how tos are off topic, and if there are enough of them (say about a hundred a day), they can get their own site. – Raghav Sood Feb 26 '13 at 17:35
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And why wouldn't be the right place?

Unless you have a programming question it's going to be completely off-topic for Stack Overflow.

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Having only 28 questions on SU seems like a good indication it's not going to be able to sustain a new site. – Wooble Feb 26 '13 at 17:59
Why would you need a new site? It's a valid topic for Super User. Not everything needs a Stack Exchange site. Too narrow is just as bad as too broad. – Al E. Feb 26 '13 at 18:03
But SO is for programming topics. "How do I do X on machine Y/in Application Z?" would seem to be off topic – Martin Beckett Feb 26 '13 at 20:03
@MartinBeckett: Yes, but that's absolutely on topic at Super User. – Al E. Feb 26 '13 at 20:09
Good point - I had always thought of SU as "when you don't own the computer" ie. for servers – Martin Beckett Feb 26 '13 at 20:13
@Martin: That'd be Server Fault. – Al E. Feb 26 '13 at 20:14
@AlEverett - in the immortal words of Homer Simpson - d'oh – Martin Beckett Feb 26 '13 at 23:45

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