What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

Weird redirect by phpMyAdmin on VM

We have a discussion going here about this being off topic. Others are saying it may fit in another site better. I'm trying to figure out if this would be on topic for Stack Overflow, and if not, are there any relevant meta posts explaining why?

share|improve this question
3  
I would say it's off-topic for SO. What makes you think it's on-topic? Does anything in the FAQ give you that idea? –  Bart Mar 7 '13 at 17:03
    
Nothing in the FAQ makes me think it does belong here, but doesn't specifically make me think it's off topic. I personally think it's OT for SO, but we had a vote to migrate on it. I'd like to know for sure. –  Tanner Mar 7 '13 at 17:06
2  
"a specific programming problem" Nope, "a software algorithm" Nope, "software tools commonly used by programmers" Nope. So not on-topic. –  Bart Mar 7 '13 at 17:09
    
@Bart Works for me. Wasn't sure if one could argue that phpMyAdmin is more commonly used by developers... –  Tanner Mar 7 '13 at 17:14

1 Answer 1

Serverfault may be better. Stackoverflow focuses on programming questions. While we typically allow that to leak to developer things, PHPMyAdmin isn't developer specific.

EDIT:

To expand on what I mean by leaking, I mean things that developers use but would be categorized elsewhere if it weren't a developer product.

For instance configuring a browser add-in would be super user, however configuring Resharper a Visual Studio add-in, may be allowed.

Since PHPMyAdmin isn't a developer product, it doesn't fall under that exception clause. Keep in mind that PHPMyAdmin is a tool developers use, but not a developer product.

share|improve this answer
    
This isn't Server Fault material: meta.serverfault.com/questions/4111/… –  Tanner Mar 7 '13 at 17:07
2  
Webmasters might be the best bet? –  Jon Egerton Mar 7 '13 at 17:14

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .