I am having a problem after uploading a video to YouTube. On which Stack Exchange site should I ask a question about that, if any?

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Web Applications

Make sure you check to see if it's already been asked. I know we've had a few questions about uploading to YouTube.


  • Does this apply to all website-related technical problems? ( Reddit, Quora, Facebook etc..) @ChrisF
    – Pie
    Jul 24, 2019 at 4:48
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    @Pie Yes it does - as long as the question is about how to use the site, not about bugs.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jul 24, 2019 at 10:26
  • @ChrisF please take a look at my answer. I posted it because a recent question was closed as a duplicate of this question.
    – Rubén
    Nov 13, 2023 at 17:47

As of November 2023, it depends. YouTube is no longer just a website.

If you are using a web browser to access the YouTube website (currently www.youtube.com), you aren't mucking around with the developer tools, and it is not a troubleshooting question, it's on-topic on Web Applications.

If you are having technical issues accessing the YouTube website from a computer, it's probably on-topic on Super User, Ask Ubuntu or Ask Different – though please check thoroughly whether your question would be a duplicate.

If you want to publish web video, consider Video Production: they're best for the technical and editorial aspects of publishing on YouTube. See the youtube tag.

If you have questions about the YouTube apps for Android or iOS, see Android Enthusiasts and Ask Different respectively.

If you want to programmatically interact with YouTube, you probably want Unix and Linux or Stack Overflow, depending on exactly what you're doing and how you're doing it.

Note that there is some overlap between some of these sites: if you have a question that's on-topic on multiple sites, please choose the most appropriate site for the answers you want to get.


  • Regarding Unix & Linux, IIRC, this site is about using a group operative systems, not about programming as Stack Overflow. While both sites might have tags with similar names, their use might not be the same. I swear that I'm not "complicated", what is complicated is Stack Exchange :P I understand and embrace it as it is, not looking to changing / proposing changes in this post.
    – Rubén
    Nov 13, 2023 at 20:17
  • Thanks to the Unix philosophy, though, many problems can be solved by running one or two commands, connected to each other. Such questions are on-topic on Unix & Linux.
    – wizzwizz4
    Nov 13, 2023 at 20:22
  • Writing commands in a console is not the same as programming in certain contexts, but that is something to be discussed in another post, I think. Regarding this post, what "worries" me to that some people might get the wrong idea... at the end, askers should review the Tour before asking a question if they haven't done before or don't remember the site scope, or read / take seriously the guidance of the Ask Question page.
    – Rubén
    Nov 13, 2023 at 20:27
  • That distinction is why I suggested Stack Overflow; if you can make it clearer, then by all means (what I wrote is a first draft). The tour doesn't tell you much about a site's scope (it's a dozen custom words, max), which is why I linked the /help/on-topic pages. But it's your answer, so don't be afraid to fix bits.
    – wizzwizz4
    Nov 13, 2023 at 21:02

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