Which site in the Stack Exchange family is the best place for me to ask the following question?

I'm looking for a cloud synchronisation program that can sync several directories on my local machine with a volume in a cloud.

I want to be able to choose which local directories get synced. So far I've looked at Dropbox and Megacloud but they seem to work by creating a folder on your local machine and whatever you want to sync you have copy to that folder, which is not what I want.

Are there any cloud synchronisation programs that allow me to choose which directories get synced?

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    This would qualify as a shopping question or product recommendation, and as such wouldn't be allowed on any SE site. – Servy Aug 20 '12 at 19:28
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    The closest site would normally be Super User, but it explicitly disallows "a shopping or buying recommendation". So as @Servy suggests, there is no such site within the SO/SE family where this would fit. Perhaps a Super User chat might welcome it, but I don't participate in any, so ask first. – Bart Aug 20 '12 at 19:32
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I suppose what I really want to know is "does this software feature exist?" rather than "what is the best software to do this feature?" So I'll try my luck on Super User, thanks. – Nigel Alderton Aug 20 '12 at 19:47
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    The key is whether you can ask the question in a constructive way. See this Meta SU question I asked when I was confused by apparently inconsistent closures. – Pops Aug 20 '12 at 19:56
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    @NigelAlderton Even if you re-phrased that, it would still be asking "what are all of the products that do X", which would be a "list of things" question, also not allowed. – Servy Aug 20 '12 at 19:58
  • @PopularDemand The question you linked to is interesting. You create the concept of "shopping/buying .. with a budget of $0." which I understand. Even if someone is spending $0, they're still a "buyer" if they accept the recommendation. But my question is "I want to spend $0. Is there anything I can spend my $0 on?" not "what is the best thing to spend my $0 on?". That may be a subtle distinction, or not! – Nigel Alderton Aug 20 '12 at 20:46
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    Btw, dropbox works well for this using symbolic links. I am effortlessly synchronizing folders in my work folder on OS X that way – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Aug 20 '12 at 22:56
  • ... Google "dropbox symlinks" for more info. Eg lifehacker.com/5154698/… – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Aug 21 '12 at 1:26
  • Also, have a look a this meta question on Super User How do I ask a question that may require recommending software? /cc @PopularDemand – Sathyajith Bhat Aug 21 '12 at 3:00

I believe that this would be on-topic on Software Recommendations.SE. In the help center there, it says that a good software recommendation should have "A purpose — a task to accomplish, a user story" and "Some objective requirements — a minimum set of features". Here, your purpose or task is to get a cloud storage program and your objective requirement is that the cloud storage program allows you to choose which directories will get synced.

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