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Drupal Answers is the Q&A site about Drupal, but which of the questions about Drupal are on-topic on Stack Overflow, and then be asked on both the places?

As Stack Overflow is a programming Q&A, I would expect that any question related to how to use a module, which module to choose, which Drupal version to choose, should not be on-topic on Stack Overflow.

Once Drupal Answers is not a beta anymore, would Drupal questions be still accepted on Stack Overflow?

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Also see: When will SO become irrelevant? (For the record, I'm sort of against the trend of unnecessary specialization. I can't imagine why we needed to extract Sharepoint and Drupal questions from SO proper.) –  Cody Gray Apr 17 '11 at 13:37
    
@Code Gray Some Drupal questions are not about programming at all; I think that in a programming site, to answer on which settings a module exposes in its user interface could be considered off-topic as it is not about programming at all. –  kiamlaluno Apr 17 '11 at 13:44

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Yes, they're still on-topic for Stack Overflow. Just because a more specific site exists does not make them suddenly off-topic on the more general site.

This very same question has been discussed before when other, more targeted sites made it out of beta. For example, questions that could be asked on Ask Ubuntu or Ask Different are still considered to be on-topic on Super User.

Of course, it's reasonable for users to leave comments suggesting that a question may be better asked on the focused site, in order to receive better answers. And it's perfectly appropriate to flag questions to be migrated directly there by a moderator, if you think they'd truly be a better fit. That decision is probably best made on a case-by-case basis by users who are knowledgeable about the topic areas.

Although it is worth noting that asking a question on several SE sites at a time is strongly discouraged.

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