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I posted a question on Programmers and was told that I should post it on Stack Overflow instead.

Having posted it in both places, both questions are now "on hold as off-topic" so really, I don't know where I'm supposed to post this question anymore.

Question on Programmers
Question on Stack Overflow

I added a little more info to the SO question to follow what the "off-topic" notice suggestion but I seriously doubt it'll ever receive any attention again.

So where can I post this question now that the 2 most likely places have rejected it outright?

marked as duplicate by gnat, Martijn Pieters discussion Jan 7 '15 at 21:12

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    I might be understanding it wrong, but SO's off-topic list is arguable. The question is not "appropriate" (for lack of a better word) on Programmers, but it should be acceptable on SO assuming you follow the instructions in the close reason, which looking at your edits and reopen votes, you seem to have done. – gunr2171 Jan 6 '15 at 14:04
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    I also suggest this post be moved to MSO, as it deals more directly with SO. – gunr2171 Jan 6 '15 at 14:04
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    One slightly off-topic suggestion here too - if you post on one site and are told in a comment that your post belongs on site x then check the commenters profile to make sure they have some rep on the suggested site. If they have >1k then they probably know what they're talking about. If they have ~1 rep score then don't listen to them because they wouldn't know what is/isn't suitable for the suggested site. – JonW Jan 6 '15 at 14:15
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    If you ever find yourself uncertain of where to ask a question before you ask it, you can summarize the question here, on MSE, and tag it site-recommendation. – Shokhet Jan 7 '15 at 19:49

Stack Overflow is indeed the correct place, since this question is about Visual Studio which is a commonly used IDE for programmers.

It was put on hold not because it's off topic to Stack Overflow in concept, but because you failed to provide enough details.

Since you added such details I've voted to reopen and so did four others, and the question is now alive and open. Good luck! :)


Answering as a moderator on Programmers, I had closed your question on Programmers as off-topic because it does not meet the criteria for being on-topic on Programmers. Excerpt from the Programmers Help Center:

Programmers Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software development and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software development.

If you have a question about...

software requirements
software architecture and design
algorithm and data structure concepts
development methodologies and processes
software engineering management
quality assurance and testing
software licensing

and it is not about...

general workplace issues, office politics, and job hunting (check out The Workplace instead)
implementation issues, such as code fixes (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
coding tools, such as compilers, debuggers, and IDEs (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
what language/technology you should learn next, including which technology is better
what project you should do next
what book you should read next
where to find a software library, tool or other resource
product or service recommendations
career advice, salary, or compensation
personal lifestyle, including relationships and non-programming activities
legal assistance

...then you're in the right place to ask your question!

Your question is clearly about an IDE falling under the mentioned criteria here:

coding tools, such as compilers, debuggers, and IDEs (ask on Stack Overflow instead)

If you have any additional questions or concerns about your question closure on Programmers then I encourage you to ask a question on Programmers Meta for further guidance from moderators and the community.

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