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The Super User homepage says "for computer enthusiasts and power users". https://superuser.com/

Ok, cool.

But, where do Windows admins and professionals ask questions?

I searched "Find a Stack Exchange community", but I only found Windows Phone:

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I also tried microsoft.stackexchange.com (since there exists an apple.stackexchange.com), but it wasn't found either.

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I also tried windows.stackexhange.com, just in case, and got "Couldn't find windows.stackexchange.com"

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    It's not very helpful if you downvote, but don't explain why you downvoted. Then it just seems arbitrary. – user153505 Apr 7 '17 at 17:53
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    The downvote button says: "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful". If you get downvotes without comment; assume that's the reason. – Cai Apr 7 '17 at 18:02
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    There is a regularly reappearing "Ask Microsoft" initiative on the Area51. You could work on it, maybe the SE will start it. Also I helped them with some popular ;-) questions. – peterh Apr 7 '17 at 18:31
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    How do you look for the Redhat Stack Exchange? – random Apr 7 '17 at 18:35
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    One might ask, why doesn't searching for "Windows" in "Find a StackExchange community" bring up either ServerFault or SuperUser. Or why there's an apple.stackexchange.com, but no microsoft.stackexchange.com. – user153505 Apr 7 '17 at 18:40
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    That assumes you're searching through the on topic segment of all the sites, not the name of the site as that search is for – random Apr 7 '17 at 19:13
  • For future reference, searching for "admin" would have found SF fairly easily in a much shorter list. – Nathan Tuggy Apr 8 '17 at 9:17
  • @random, "Windows" is a topic. Maybe i misunderstood what you're saying-- plz try to fix your grammar if possible. Thx. – user153505 Apr 9 '17 at 1:23
  • @NathanTuggy, "admin" is so broad and general as to not be a logical first try. – user153505 Apr 9 '17 at 1:24
  • But it's in your question. "Where do Windows admins and professionals […]?" Splitting each of those words out is only good searching practice. ("Professional" and "Windows" find nothing useful, certainly, but, as noted, "admin" does.) – Nathan Tuggy Apr 9 '17 at 2:52
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    How do you find the site to ask questions about Java programming? – random Apr 9 '17 at 3:25
  • @NathanTuggy, "linux" produces results. "apple" produces results. But "microsoft" does not, and "windows" only gives "windows phone". That's inconsistent search results. Linux and Apple have dedicated groups, but Windows and Microsoft do not. That's inconsistent community. Seems an a strong bias against Windows and Microsoft. – user153505 Apr 20 '17 at 18:27
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Professional system administrators of Windows systems can ask questions at Server Fault, where windows is the #3 most common tag.

Be sure to read their on-topic page, because... sysadmins.

  • Thx much, @Gerry. – user153505 Apr 7 '17 at 17:57
  • One might ask, why doesn't searching for "Windows" in "Find a StackExchange community" bring up either Server Fault or SuperUser. Or why there's an apple.stackexchange.com, but no windows.stackexchange.com. – user153505 Apr 7 '17 at 18:15
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    @user153505 - The search feature your using is searching the name of the SE community. it is NOT searching what is or isn't on topic at a speciifc website. So the reason both those communities do not show up, is neither of them have "Windows" in their name, so your using the "search for a community" feature expecting a result that isn't possible. In the future I suggest just reading the help center of a community before asking a question there. – Ramhound Apr 7 '17 at 20:26
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    @user153505, if that search feature only accepts actual community names, and i do not happen to know that the two Windows groups are called "Server Fault" and "Super User", then to me that's a flawed search mechanism. "Server Fault" and "Super User" are colorful non-Microsoft-specific titles, and not reasonable to expect anyone to guess them out of thin air. "Windows" is not even in the popup description. It's practically obfuscation. – user153505 Apr 9 '17 at 1:29

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