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I've just noticed that some about pages (StackOverflow, tex.stackexchange and skeptics.stackexhange) do not show what the specific StackExchange site is about. They explain what StackExchange is, but not what tex.stackexchange is.

Here is what it looks now:

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I remember that there was once something like:

StackOverflow is for questions about XYZ. If you have questions about A you could go to B.stackexchange.com

or

StackOverflow is for questions about XYZ. It is not about A.

When did this change? Why did it change? How are new users supposed to know which questions they should ask on superuser, which on stackoverflow and which on programmers (to name just a few)? Is there any chance to get this carification of scope back (like this one)?

Is it eventually still there and I simply didn't see it?

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About pages still display the text which tells you about what that site is about and this text is different on each site. For example, here is content from a few Stack Exchange sites:

Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Programmers Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional programmers interested in conceptual questions about software development.

Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users.

Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators.

Skeptics is a question and answer site for applying scientific skepticism.

TeX - LaTeX is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems, people who love to create well-structured and beautifully typeset documents.

Details about what is on-topic and what is counted as off-topic are shown in the Help Center (which is linked from both the About pages and from the top nav bar).

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  • Ah, thank you, I was look for this page – Martin Thoma Jul 3 '13 at 5:48
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    But one question still remains: Should this pages content (or at least part of it / a link to it) probably be in the "about" page? – Martin Thoma Jul 3 '13 at 5:49
  • It is linked. On about pages, you'll find this: Looking for more in-depth information on the site? Visit the Help Center – Aziz Shaikh Jul 3 '13 at 6:00

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