A question about Linux could belong on these sites on the StackExchange network:
- superuser.com, if it is about using software rather than programming
- AskUbuntu.com, if it is about Ubuntu
- serverfault.com, if it is about professional infrastructure maintenance
- stackoverflow.com, if it is about
- a tool mainly used for programming
- OR shell scripting
So technically, a question about simple shell scripting to create a firewall on Ubuntu could belong on any of those 5 sites.
This is likely to lead to many questions being asked on multiple sites, and scattering of questions amongst these sites, making it harder to find questions that already exist when searching one of those sites.
What can/should we do about this?
In particular, should we comment on questions that seem to be unlikely to be answered, to suggest that they should be deleted by the asker and reposted on what we think is "the most appropriate site"? Should we flag them for migration? Should we allow questions to appear on multiple sites (a perennial proposal)?