What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 127 Stack Exchange communities.

I sometimes find it difficult to decide which is the appropriate site to ask a question. For example, I have a question today about choosing a web platform for a new UNIX server we are purchasing. Since it's not a "programming" question exactly, it's probably off-topic for Stack Overflow, but I cannot decide where it should be asked. Possibilities include SuperUser, UNIX, and WebMasters.

I know I can visit each site and read the "About" page, but is there a page somewhere that describes the goals of all the Stack sites, like a "Table of Contents"?

I do realize that my question about a web platform might not be appropriate for any of the sites (since in some ways I'm asking for advice). I'll check the rules first.

share|improve this question
1  
stackexchange.com/sites? –  Rob W Mar 22 '13 at 23:39
2  
@RobW That would be good if it displayed a "mission statement" for each site. The descriptions are a bit sparse. –  BellevueBob Mar 22 '13 at 23:44
2  
Your hypothetical question sounds like a shopping recommendation question, so the answer to "which SE site should I use" is easy: none of them. –  Wooble Mar 23 '13 at 0:09
    
@Wooble I don't think that's relevant to my question here. If I can't find a site that allows questions like mine, I won't ask. This question is asking if a single document exists that describes all the sites, just to save a little time. –  BellevueBob Mar 23 '13 at 0:44
add comment

1 Answer

I believe the table view at http://stackexchange.com/sites is descriptive enough. Putting all of the about pages on it would be an overkill.

You can at least choose a couple that look fitting and then check them in more detail.

share|improve this answer
    
Sorry, but those descriptions are not useful (to me); they mostly are of the form "Foo- A Q&A site for users of Foo". The real estate showing all those stats would be better used to show a descriptive paragraph. –  BellevueBob Mar 23 '13 at 0:54
add comment

You must log in to answer this question.

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