I came across this question (tagged with and ) a bit ago.

It has nothing to do with programming, so I voted to close as off-topic and suggested it be migrated to Super User.

Am I justified in this? Or am I misunderstanding the scope of the site completely in terms of software?

And if I am justified, is Super User the right place for it?

The reason I ask is because it hasn't been downvoted, there were no previous close votes cast, and it even has a few answers with one accepted. All this happened after Super User launched in September '09.


You're correct in observing that it's not programming-related. An Office VBA question might be on topic for Stack Overflow, but even those are accepted on Super User as well.

...But the one you found not a very good question in general, so it's probably not a good candidate for migration elsewhere in the network. Remember that rule number one of migration is "don't migrate crap".

Additionally, this is a very old question from way back in 2009, and we generally try not to migrate really old questions to other sites unless the site specifically requests those questions.

Therefore, I would just vote to close this one as "off-topic" without selecting a particular migration path.

In general, though, Super User is the place for general software-related questions. From their FAQ:

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware
  • computer software
  • personal and home computer networking

and it is not about

  • videogames or consoles
  • websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress
  • electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer
  • issues specific to corporate IT support and networks
  • a shopping or buying recommendation

… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

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