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Where is the FAQ?

I see questions on a wide range of technologies, but for all of them generally there are focused communities dedicated to their topic/technology.

So what's the focus/purpose of this site? Or is it intentionally "any thing goes"?

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marked as duplicate by fretje, George Stocker, mmyers, random, Troggy Dec 18 '09 at 16:01

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There's a link to the FAQ at the very top of the screen. – AakashM Dec 18 '09 at 15:16
    
Not intending to blast a noob or anything, but this isn't a programming related question. You may want to close it before you start getting down voted and whatnot. – dustyburwell Dec 18 '09 at 15:20
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That question meta.stackexchange.com/questions/33331/where-is-the-faq is already coming in handy! – fretje Dec 18 '09 at 15:35

Questions from people, answers from people, about programming.

You don't have to be a programmer by trade, or even know anything but VBA, SO is there for you :)

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I agree with "You don't have to be a programmer by trade..." but anyone who programs, in my opinion, can be called a programmer. (Even in VBA! ;)) – Bill the Lizard Dec 18 '09 at 15:50
    
Very true, but Rich had already nicked the programmer angle :P – Phoshi Dec 18 '09 at 16:14

Questions from programmers, answers from programmers, about programming.

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I see questions on a wide range of technologies - - but for all of them generally there are focused communities dedicated to their topic/technology.

I could join a HTML forum, a CSS forum, a JavaScript forum, a Flash forum, a PHP forum... (and then keep track of it all!)

... or I could just go to StackOverflow, which has a large userbase in each technology, as well as the best Q&A software I've come across thus far.

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Questions from students doing their homework, answered by students procrastinating ;-)

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