I finally got tired of scrolling through the site list and created a note to remind me.

My goal is to not post questions to the wrong community. I find deciding between Super User vs. Stack Overflow and Super User vs. Server Fault to be particularly challenging. I always refer back to the phrasing.

I think it would help with the quality and relevance of questions if both the / and /questions/ask for each site included the blurb shown on the sites list.

Why doesn't the root (and 'ask') page of SE sites explain what the site is for?

The site descriptions are quite good and worth displaying...

Stack Overflow - Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers
Server Fault - Q&A for system and network administrators
Super User - Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users
Meta Stack Exchange - Q&A for meta-discussion of the Stack Exchange family of Q&A websites
Web Applications - Q&A for power users of web applications
Arqade - Q&A for passionate videogamers on all platforms
Webmasters - Q&A for pro webmasters
Seasoned Advice - Q&A for professional and amateur chefs
Game Development - Q&A for professional and independent game developers
Photography - Q&A for professional, enthusiast and amateur photographers
Cross Validated - Q&A for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data visualization
Mathematics - Q&A for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields
Home Improvement - Q&A for contractors and serious DIYers
Geographic Information Systems - Q&A for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals
TeX - LaTeX - Q&A for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems
Ask Ubuntu - Q&A for Ubuntu users and developers
Personal Finance & Money - Q&A for people who want to be financially literate
English Language & Usage - Q&A for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts
Stack Apps - Q&A for apps, scripts, and development with the Stack Exchange API
User Experience - Q&A for user experience researchers and experts
Unix & Linux - Q&A for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems
WordPress Development - Q&A for WordPress developers and administrators
Theoretical Computer Science - Q&A for theoretical computer scientists and researchers in related fields
Ask Different - Q&A for power users of Apple hardware and software
Role-playing Games - Q&A for gamemasters and players of tabletop, paper-and-pencil role-playing games
Bicycles - Q&A for people who build and repair bicycles, people who train cycling, or commute on bicycles
Software Engineering - Q&A for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems development life cycle who care about creating, delivering, and maintaining software responsibly
Electrical Engineering - Q&A for electronics and electrical engineering professionals, students, and enthusiasts
Android Enthusiasts - Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system
Board & Card Games - Q&A for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games
Physics - Q&A for active researchers, academics and students of physics
Homebrewing - Q&A for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts
Information Security - Q&A for information security professionals
Writers - Q&A for authors, editors, reviewers, professional writers, and aspiring writers
Video Production - Q&A for engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts spanning the fields of video, and media creation
Graphic Design - Q&A for Graphic Design professionals, students, and enthusiasts
Database Administrators - Q&A for database professionals who wish to improve their database skills and learn from others in the community
Science Fiction & Fantasy - Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts
Code Review - Q&A for peer programmer code reviews
Programming Puzzles & Code Golf - Q&A for programming puzzle enthusiasts and code golfers
Quantitative Finance - Q&A for finance professionals and academics
Project Management - Q&A for project managers
Skeptics - Q&A for scientific skepticism
Physical Fitness - Q&A for physical fitness professionals, athletes, trainers, and those providing health-related needs
Drupal Answers - Q&A for Drupal developers and administrators
Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair - Q&A for mechanics and DIY enthusiast owners of cars, trucks, and motorcycles
Parenting - Q&A for parents, grandparents, nannies and others with a parenting role
SharePoint - Q&A for SharePoint enthusiasts
Music: Practice & Theory - Q&A for musicians, students, and enthusiasts
Software Quality Assurance & Testing - Q&A for software quality control experts, automation engineers, and software testers
Mi Yodeya - Q&A for those who base their lives on Jewish law and tradition and anyone interested in learning more
German Language - Q&A for speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation
Japanese Language - Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Japanese language
Philosophy - Q&A for those interested in the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence
Gardening & Landscaping - Q&A for gardeners and landscapers
Travel - Q&A for road warriors and seasoned travelers
Personal Productivity - Q&A for people wanting to improve their personal productivity
Cryptography - Q&A for software developers, mathematicians and others interested in cryptography
Signal Processing - Q&A for practitioners of the art and science of signal, image and video processing
French Language - Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the French language
Christianity - Q&A for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in learning more
Bitcoin - Q&A for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts
Linguistics - Q&A for professional linguists and others with an interest in linguistic research and theory
Biblical Hermeneutics - Q&A for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts
History - Q&A for historians and history buffs
LEGO® Answers - Q&A for LEGO® and building block enthusiasts
Spanish Language - Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Spanish language
Computational Science - Q&A for scientists using computers to solve scientific problems
Movies & TV - Q&A for movie and tv enthusiasts
Chinese Language - Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Chinese language
Biology - Q&A for biology researchers, academics, and students
Poker - Q&A for serious players and enthusiasts of poker
Mathematica - Q&A for users of Wolfram Mathematica
Cognitive Sciences - Q&A for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry
The Great Outdoors - Q&A for people who love outdoor activities, excursions, and outdoorsmanship
Martial Arts - Q&A for students and teachers of all martial arts
Sports - Q&A for participants in team and individual sport activities
Academia - Q&A for academics and those enrolled in higher education
Computer Science - Q&A for students, researchers and practitioners of computer science
The Workplace - Q&A for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting
Windows Phone - Q&A for enthusiasts and power users of Windows Phone OS
Chemistry - Q&A for scientists, academics, teachers and students
Chess - Q&A for serious players and enthusiasts of chess
Raspberry Pi - Q&A for users and developers of hardware and software for Raspberry Pi
Russian Language - Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Russian language
Islam - Q&A for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam
Salesforce - Q&A for Salesforce administrators, implementation experts, developers and anybody in-between
Ask Patents - Q&A for people interested in improving and participating in the patent system
Genealogy & Family History - Q&A for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history
Robotics - Q&A for professional robotic engineers, hobbyists, researchers and students
ExpressionEngine® Answers - Q&A for administrators, end users, developers and designers for ExpressionEngine® CMS
Politics - Q&A for people interested in governments, policies, and political processes
Anime & Manga - Q&A for anime and manga fans
Magento - Q&A for users of the Magento e-Commerce platform
English Language Learners - Q&A for speakers of other languages learning English
Sustainable Living - Q&A for folks dedicated to a lifestyle that can be maintained indefinitely without depleting available resources
Tridion - Q&A for Tridion developers and administrators
Reverse Engineering - Q&A for researchers and developers who explore the principles of a system through analysis of its structure, function, and operation
Network Engineering - Q&A for network engineers
Open Data - Q&A for developers and researchers interested in open data
Freelancing - Q&A for self-employed and freelance workers
Blender - Q&A for people who use Blender to create 3D graphics, animations, or games
MathOverflow - Q&A for professional mathematicians
Space Exploration - Q&A for spacecraft operators, scientists, engineers, and enthusiasts
Sound Design - Q&A for sound engineers, producers, editors, and enthusiasts
Astronomy - Q&A for astronomers and astrophysicists
Tor - Q&A for researchers, developers, and users of Tor
Pets - Q&A for pet owners, caretakers, breeders, veterinarians, and trainers
Amateur Radio - Q&A for amateur radio enthusiasts
Italian Language - Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Italian language
Stack Overflow em Português - Q&A for programadores profissionais e entusiastas
Aviation - Q&A for aircraft pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts
Ebooks - Q&A for ebook publishers and readers
Beer, Wine & Spirits - Q&A for alcoholic beverage aficionados and those interested in beer, wine, or spirits
Software Recommendations - Q&A for people seeking specific software recommendations
Arduino - Q&A for developers of open-source hardware and software that is compatible with Arduino
Expatriates - Q&A for people living abroad on a long-term basis
Mathematics Educators - Q&A for those involved in the field of teaching mathematics
Earth Science - Q&A for those interested in the geology, meteorology, oceanography, and environmental sciences
Joomla - Q&A for Joomla! administrators, users, developers and designers
Data Science - Q&A for Data science professionals, Machine Learning specialists, and those interested in learning more about the field
Puzzling - Q&A for those who create, solve, and study puzzles
Craft CMS - Q&A for administrators, end users, developers and designers for Craft CMS
Buddhism - Q&A for people practicing or interested in Buddhist philosophy, teaching, and practice
Hinduism - Q&A for followers of the Hindu religion and those interested in learning more about Hinduism
Community Building - Q&A for community managers, administrators, and moderators
Startups - Q&A for entrepreneurs faced with delivering a new product or service under conditions of significant uncertainty
Worldbuilding - Q&A for writers/artists using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and settings
スタック・オーバーフロー - Q&A for プログラマーとプログラミングに熱心の人
Emacs - Q&A for those using, extending or developing Emacs
History of Science and Mathematics - Q&A for people interested in the history and origins of science and mathematics
Economics - Q&A for professional and academic economists and analysts
Lifehacks - Q&A for people looking to bypass life's everyday problems with simple tricks
Engineering - Q&A for professionals and students of engineering
Coffee - Q&A for people interested in all aspects of producing and consuming coffee
Vi and Vim - Q&A for people using the vi and Vim families of text editors
Music Fans - Q&A for music historians, critics, and fans
Woodworking - Q&A for professional and amateur woodworkers
CiviCRM - Q&A for administrators and users of the CiviCRM Constituent Relationship Management software
Health - Q&A for medical specialists, students, dietitians, and anyone with health-related questions
Stack Overflow –Ω–∞ —Ä—É—Å—Å–∫–æ–º - Q&A for –ø—Ä–æ–≥—Ä–∞–º–º–∏—Å—Ç–æ–≤
– —É—Å—Å–∫–∏–π —è–∑—ã–∫ - Q&A for –ª–∏–Ω–≥–≤–∏—Å—Ç–æ–≤, —ç—Ç–∏–º–æ–ª–æ–≥–æ–≤, –∏ —ç–Ω—Ç—É–∑–∏–∞—Å—Ç–æ–≤ —Ä—É—Å—Å–∫–æ–≥–æ —è–∑—ã–∫–∞
Mythology - Q&A for enthusiasts and scholars of mythology
Law - Q&A for legal professionals, students, and others with experience or interest in law
Open Source - Q&A for people organizing, marketing or licensing open source development projects
elementary OS - Q&A for developers and users of elementary OS and applications
Portuguese Language - Q&A for linguists, teachers and learners wanting to discuss the finer points of the Portuguese language
Computer Graphics - Q&A for computer graphics researchers and programmers
Hardware Recommendations - Q&A for people seeking specific hardware recommendations
Stack Overflow en español - Q&A for programadores y profesionales de la informática
3D Printing - Q&A for 3D printing enthusiasts
Ethereum - Q&A for users of Ethereum, the crypto value and blockchain-based consensus network
Latin Language - Q&A for linguists, teachers, and students wanting to discuss the finer points of the Latin language
Language Learning - Q&A for students, teachers, polyglots, and anyone interested in the techniques of second-language acquisition
Retrocomputing - Q&A for vintage-computer hobbyists interested in restoring, preserving, and using the classic computer and gaming systems of yesteryear
Arts & Crafts - Q&A for artists and crafters
Korean Language - Q&A for linguists, teachers and students of the Korean language
Monero - Q&A for developers and users of the secure, private and untraceable cryptocurrency Monero
Artificial Intelligence - Q&A for people interested in conceptual questions about life and challenges in a world where "cognitive" functions can be mimicked in purely digital environment
Esperanto Language - Q&A for teachers and students of the Esperanto language
Sitecore - Q&A for developers and end users of the Sitecore CMS and multichannel marketing software

via: curl http://stackexchange.com/sites?view=list#traffic | awk '{gsub("&amp;","\\&"); gsub("<[^>]*>",""); gsub("[[:space:]][[:space:]]*", " ");} /Q&A/{print prev " -" $0} {prev=$0}'


I mean we kinda do.

Stack Overflow has this:

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and the others have some variation of the above depending on the site. You can also visit the Help Center (\help) and Tour (\tour)of each site if you forget.

  • I had never noticed that bold question in the "How to Ask" box. That is helpful. I still think it would be valid to have these standard descriptions in / and /questions/ask. I'll post an additional answer with a complete list. I think they are all very good and worth prominence. – Bruno Bronosky Jan 3 '17 at 18:12
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    Ummm you shouldn't. This is probably not the right place to do so – Anthony Pham Jan 3 '17 at 18:14

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