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I've looked around on the Stack Exchange websites and I've found 2 websites where I can ask this question. https://dba.stackexchange.com/ and https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ . Now normally I think Database administrators would be the best place to put it, but then I looked on the website and saw a lot of questions that don't really relate to my question. So I went looking on Stack Exchangeand and I found Programmers and I read the tour part:

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

So I was thinking I do need "expert answers on questions about software development and/or related fields," since I need the best way to establish a specific database design.

But my question has so much to do with Databases, that I can't figure out where to ask it.

Where should I ask this question?

  • Ask on Programmers. I once asked a DB schema question there too. – juergen d Feb 13 '15 at 13:51
  • Have you looked at database questions on Programmers? Reading the help center is a good first step, but it's not always all you need to do to get a clear idea if your question belongs on the site. – yannis Feb 13 '15 at 14:43
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I understand your uncertainty over this topic, I've found myself in similar situations where the right site won by a tight margin.

The topic does overlap DBA and Programmers SE, but if you consider your design question as conceptual, then Programmers SE sounds like the site you are looking for. Although I dare say that your question would be well received on DBA as well, I still recommend Programmers.

For future reference and readers... Adding a tiny bit of detail about the question you are asking would make it significantly easier to recommend you a proper site. Also it is a great idea what you did, to check the site and get first hand impression of what kind of questions are asked there.

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