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It's really obnoxious, in my opinion.

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That's more of a question for meta, if that. All I can say is... "welcome to the Internet". Everything gets stolen and reposted. –  EboMike Dec 2 '10 at 4:59
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I'm not sure what you mean, but the question you are linking to has been migrated to superuser.com because it is not programming-related. Yours should be on meta.stackoverflow.com and might also be migrated there. –  Xavier Poinas Dec 2 '10 at 4:59
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Ah, I see. You mean "why do questions get migrated to other stack exchange sites"? Because those sites are much better suited for an answer. You don't go to a gardening website to ask questions about how to fix your car. Likewise, you don't ask about configuring a web server on a programming website. –  EboMike Dec 2 '10 at 5:00
    
And "stealing" content from SO is allowed by the license(CC-BY-SA) provided you credit the original author and license the derivative product as CC-BY-SA too. –  CodesInChaos Dec 2 '10 at 18:04
    
Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71363/… –  Pops Dec 2 '10 at 18:28

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Because they're not programming questions (at least, the example you give is not one).

See the very first question in the faq: what kind of questions can I ask here?

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in the specific case, "tools that programmers commonly user" is a valid question on SO Firebug is defiantly falls under that –  user152476 Dec 2 '10 at 18:05
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@user152476: I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say. Defiantly means that Firebug doesn't want to fall under that, it is boldly resisting. So everything's in order here? Or did you actually mean definitely? Spelling matters if you don't want to be misunderstood. –  ЯegDwight Dec 2 '10 at 18:29
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i am saying that firebug "definitely" falls under a developer tool, so questions about firebug are on topic for stack overflow –  user152476 Dec 2 '10 at 19:47
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User, if that was the basis, then we do our development on a computer, so there's no need for superuser at all. We run apps on servers; no need for serverfault. It's not because it couldn't go on stackoverflow, but because it is much better suited elsewhere. –  El Yobo Dec 2 '10 at 20:36

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