I was wondering, if I have a question that isn't, or just barely related, to any of the SE sites. Where do I ask this? Is there any place on SE that covers these questions?

  • Related, possibly duplicating: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/8401/… – Shog9 Dec 3 '11 at 20:09
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    SE is not an all-encompassing network, and it doesn't cover all possible subjects. I've seen this idea before, and it's a bit peculiar: "Stack Exchange is the place where I can ask any question I want." It's not. Yahoo! Answers is the place for that. – Robert Harvey Dec 3 '11 at 20:12
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    Could you be more specific about the topic, if not the question? That will make it easier for someone to ascertain where it might be on topic. – jonsca Dec 3 '11 at 20:13
  • @jonsca, I have no such question at the moment, I was just wondering. – Simon Verbeke Dec 3 '11 at 20:29
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    How do you know it's off-topic, then? Hehe. I gotcha. – jonsca Dec 3 '11 at 20:33
  • Use one of the open source clones – endolith Dec 3 '11 at 22:25

As it stands, if your question is not on topic for any of the current stack exchange websites, then you need to go elsewhere. There are plenty of forums for the many different topics not covered by Stack Exchange sites.

If you feel the topic is something that should have its own stack exchange site, you can propose one on Area 51.


If you ask a question on a site wherein it would be considered 'off-topic,' then it will be closed as such; which makes the exercise rather pointless for you, and irritating to those that have to close (yet another) off-topic question.

If you feel that there is an area that would be appropriate to your question that isn't currently served by Stack Exchange, it would be best to make a proposal for such a site/interest at Area 51.

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