I can't open phpMyAdmin, get error 301 or 500

We have a discussion going here about this being off topic. Others are saying it may fit in another site better. I'm trying to figure out if this would be on topic for Stack Overflow, and if not, are there any relevant meta posts explaining why?

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    I would say it's off-topic for SO. What makes you think it's on-topic? Does anything in the FAQ give you that idea?
    – Bart
    Mar 7, 2013 at 17:03
  • Nothing in the FAQ makes me think it does belong here, but doesn't specifically make me think it's off topic. I personally think it's OT for SO, but we had a vote to migrate on it. I'd like to know for sure.
    – rtf
    Mar 7, 2013 at 17:06
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    "a specific programming problem" Nope, "a software algorithm" Nope, "software tools commonly used by programmers" Nope. So not on-topic.
    – Bart
    Mar 7, 2013 at 17:09
  • @Bart Works for me. Wasn't sure if one could argue that phpMyAdmin is more commonly used by developers...
    – rtf
    Mar 7, 2013 at 17:14

1 Answer 1


Serverfault may be better. Stackoverflow focuses on programming questions. While we typically allow that to leak to developer things, PHPMyAdmin isn't developer specific.


To expand on what I mean by leaking, I mean things that developers use but would be categorized elsewhere if it weren't a developer product.

For instance configuring a browser add-in would be super user, however configuring Resharper a Visual Studio add-in, may be allowed.

Since PHPMyAdmin isn't a developer product, it doesn't fall under that exception clause. Keep in mind that PHPMyAdmin is a tool developers use, but not a developer product.


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