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This question was asked: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12139232/c-sharp-and-asp-net-mvc-open-source-project-which-i-can-contribute-to

As far as I'm aware, this does not belong on StackOverflow, but where does it belong to? Is there a place in the StackExchange-community for this kind of requests?

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    I would say that this is not a good fit for any of the sites within the network. It will always be of the "not constructive" type, if it doesn't fall under any of the other closure reasons already.
    – Bart
    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:36
  • careers.stackoverflow.com? Not for this particular one, though.
    – Gnoupi
    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:36
  • No, it does not belong anywhere on the network...do we look like a personalized searchmachine? Aug 27, 2012 at 9:37
  • @Gnoupi: Interesting idea, though. Does Careers have a functionality to allow to be recruited for FLOSS projects...in some sort? Aug 27, 2012 at 9:40
  • @Gnoupi Is Careers still invitation only? If so, that might also not always work.
    – Bart
    Aug 27, 2012 at 9:41
  • The other question referred to in the comments should probably be closed as well. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:41
  • @Bart: It is indeed still invitation-only. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:42
  • And another one, again used to justify keeping this one open. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:46
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    @MartijnPieters: Huh? Your links don't work. I think you imagined that.
    – user1228
    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:07
  • @Won't All the questions mentioned have been deleted after they were mentioned here. I personally saw them working when they were posted.
    – Aske B.
    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:09
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    @AskeB.: ಠ_ಠ
    – user1228
    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:11
  • @UnicornifiedBobby Thinking it was a good idea as well, I forwarded it to the proposals site: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/6291/…
    – Aske B.
    Aug 27, 2012 at 14:02
  • @AskeB.: See that diamond next to his name? Betcha he can see much more than those questions... Thanks Won't. :-) Aug 27, 2012 at 15:41
  • @MartijnPieters Ah didn't know that, thanks for the heads up. Btw, is it just me or is there a lot of insider humor going on, in general, on these sites - I've even seen questions and answers that were completely irrelevant to the site, but were upvoted (tens and hundreds) for humor. Naturally, I have nothing against humor, but I've rarely seen it as constructive or useful, which is what this site is about, right?.
    – Aske B.
    Aug 27, 2012 at 19:22
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    @AskeB.: Yeah, there is are some memes here on meta, but on the whole the humorous responses are reserved for those that have been around for a while and have picked up on them. Don't worry about rep on meta, it is largely irrelevant here, what with all the downvoting being different anyway. Aug 27, 2012 at 21:41

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I guess it would be easiest to just redirect people to SourceForge or similar, but since I can't really imagine how you could reformat the question to have that answer, without it being a shopping question, there's probably not much to do to prevent them from happening, other than removing or closing the questions.

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Agreed with other answerers that this doesn't belong on StackOverflow, but I would think a better close reason would have been Not Constructive:

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or specific expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, see the FAQ for guidance.

What project should I contribute to clearly fits into the "questions likely to solicit debate" category in my book.

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Stack Overflow and its sister sites do not support questions which are in essence product recommendations. I therefore think that the question you mentioned is not a good fit for any site within the network.

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    @gnoupi Why that rollback after your edit?
    – Bart
    Aug 27, 2012 at 11:44
  • @Bart - because I wasn't satisfied of my own edit, didn't really sound correct yet, so I took it away for someone to do a better job than me.
    – Gnoupi
    Aug 27, 2012 at 12:07

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