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I was hesitating, since my question is very ubuntu-centric, however it's about programming as well. It didn't seem to gain much attention. If I was right about putting it on SO, then how can I make it more attractive? It has a very low amount of views.

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I can't speak to whether AU takes coding questions about Ubuntu, but I have a feeling it's going to get migrated to Programmers (and then closed) because you're asking for a list of resources. Instead, you ought to be asking "How do I integrate with X?" not "Can I get a list of resources for integrating with X?" – user149432 May 11 '11 at 17:50
@Mark, if it's going to get migrated and then closed, then there's something going wrong. A question being migrated and then promptly closed is a waste of peoples time on TWO sites! :-/ – Rob May 11 '11 at 17:55
@Rob You are preaching to the choir. – user149432 May 11 '11 at 17:56
I know that "list" type questions (despite many of them existing) are not favorable, however, I don't know how I could ask it more specifically because I don't know that 'X' is. And I think (or hope at least) that I can figure out the "how" part if I get to know the "what". Do you have a suggestion on how (or where) to ask a question like this? – Tamás Szelei May 11 '11 at 18:32
And I also feel that despite being list-type, it is not a recommendation question, since there exists one definitive answer to it (namely the desktop-integration features of Ubuntu). – Tamás Szelei May 11 '11 at 18:37
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As far as making a question more attractive:

Low views and no answers to my question after a few days, what next?

As far ask asking on AskUbuntu, I imagine that most of the users there would be more interested in your question whereas a much smaller portion of users on SO would have Ubuntu knowledge. Yet this is a programming question, so Stack Overflow does make sense. Adding a bounty might be your best bet.

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Yes, your question is about programming AND about Ubuntu, but having just skimmed the first page of questions on askubuntu, there don't appear to be any questions that are programming orientated. That said, the "Welcome" box on the right does state:

This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

To clarify whether that means "people who develop Ubuntu" or "people who develop ON Ubuntu" you might want to ask a question on their meta.

As to how you can make your question more attractive:

  • Break the block of text at the start apart; consider bullet points for the things you're after. It's easier for people to parse.
  • Note any libraries/tools/frameworks/guidelines that you're already aware of; a starting point is useful to jog people
  • When permitted offer a bounty; nothing draws people out of the woodwork like a bounty!

Bear in mind that you only asked your question 5 hours ago, I've given answers to questions (which were accepted!) days after it was posted, simply because I didn't see the question straight away!

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