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I'm a Linux Mint user, and I use Ask Ubuntu a lot. However, some questions about the Mint GUI don't fit there. Should we start a Mint site?

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No, you shouldn't; there is already a generic Unix & Linux site and it has over 3,000 questions about Linux Mint already. I'm pretty sure that if you'd start a new proposal on Area 51 it would be closed as a duplicate of an existing site.

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    Why does Ubuntu get its own site? Was that before Unix & Linux? – user584504 Aug 5 at 14:27
  • I was posting a comment to the same effect (minus the A51 reference); I wasn't sure from the description whether Mint GUI would have been on-topic. – Jeff Zeitlin Aug 5 at 14:27
  • Granted, most questions aren't about the GUI, but some of them are. – Glorfindel Aug 5 at 14:29
  • About why Ask Ubuntu is a separate site: meta.askubuntu.com/a/18275/606366 – Glorfindel Aug 5 at 14:31
  • The Mint site would be dedicated to the Mint-specific stuff, which is mostly the GUI. Also, those are apparently mostly about starting it. This would be about stuff like the Update Manager, the xApps, etc. – user584504 Aug 5 at 14:32
  • elementary has one too: elementaryos.stackexchange.com, albeit still beta. I have seen the same argument against it when it was initiated on Area 51 but it's there. I see no difference between the elementary and the mint status in abstract terms, but the reasons at work are merely practical, related to real demand; elementary had limited coverage on U&L and had nothing similar to forums.linuxmint.com. As for askubuntu, I think Canonical wanted it. – cipricus Sep 9 at 9:20