Tag is quite active and recent "accepted" questions suggest that questions about careers.SO are ontopic here. This is supported by the fact that the footer on careers.SO links to meta.SE.

I wonder why that is.

  1. careers.SO is a SO[FU]-only thing -- it only deals with programming jobs. The rest of the network has no relations with the portal.
  2. careers.stackexchange.com does not even work, it's careers.stackoverflow.com (and rightly so).
  3. careers.SO is not a Q&A and is thus not affected by network policy.

Therefore, I think it would be more appropriate to discuss careers.SO on meta.SO instead of meta.SE (or have its own meta) and such questions should be offtopic here.

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    Maybe they want to not be so short-sighted about Careers – random Apr 23 '14 at 16:15
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    Careers is highlighted in the drop-down on Stack Overflow and Server Fault only, not Super User. – TRiG Apr 23 '14 at 16:23
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    Well, before the MSO-MSE split there was not even a Stack Overflow specific meta either. Where else would you have put Careers.SO feature requests and bug reports? – Martijn Pieters Apr 23 '14 at 16:29
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    @MartijnPieters: And that is exactly why I think now is the perfect time to talk about this! :D – Raphael Apr 23 '14 at 18:49
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    Since Careers is already part of more than one site (SO and SF), why is Meta.SE not a good fit for this? – Martijn Pieters Apr 23 '14 at 18:50
  • "careers.SO is a SO[FU]-only" -- in my experience this ain't so, I put quite a lot of stuff from Programmers.SE there. Consider editing to account for that – gnat Apr 24 '14 at 18:53
  • @gnat The top bar does not link to careers.SO on Software Engineering and that's what I based my post on; of course, you might happen upon programmers on any site. The connection with Software Engineering seems obvious, though, agreed. – Raphael Apr 24 '14 at 18:56

I had similar concerns starting out.

I don't believe Careers naturally fits either meta site perfectly as it's laid out in the original post describing the split. If we continue down a path of closer integration with Stack Overflow and Careers, then making the switch would seem appropriate. For now, I haven't been able to muster up a convincing argument why one is better than the other, so I'm happy as long as we continue to see interest and support from the community.

Careers for now is part of the larger Stack Exchange network, even if it isn't a Q&A site. If that changes, then Careers meta location will change as well.

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  • In that case, please consider this one vote against "support from the community". :) – Raphael Apr 25 '14 at 8:17
  • Why not having a standalone discussion zone for Careers, same way Area 51 got its own? Employers who come here might get unpleasant surprise if they are not clear enough. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Apr 28 '14 at 12:56

Careers is a major revenue stream, so I don't see why they/we would want to shut the doors to extending it to other areas. Apart from Programmers mentioned above, just look at all the other sites mentioned under 'Technology' in the footnotes.

I'd say the more logical thing to do would be to rename careers.SO to careers.SE

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  • It should still get its own Meta then, imho. – Raphael Jan 6 '15 at 8:50

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