I'm looking for the community focused on Windows OS issues. I suppose it is Super User, but I didn't find enough to be sure about that.

Thus, for any generic Stack Exchange community, where can I find a description of the subjects it proposes to embrace?

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    The description is unfortunately only a single sentence often and the list of topics that are on-topic is a bit hidden. You don't ask for it, but I think that your question actually highlights that there is potential to improve and make the description and the topics that a site embrace more extensive and more visible.
    – Trilarion
    Apr 12, 2021 at 15:55

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The help center - specifically the on topic page. The tour would give you a higher level overview of things, and the sites page will give you a quick overview of what's on topic on sites across the network

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    Actually, search by site's most used tags can show it explicitly, since topic page can be a bit generic sometimes.
    – artu-hnrq
    Apr 12, 2021 at 14:16
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    @artu-hnrq Be careful using tags to infer what's on-topic, that's not their purpose. Apr 12, 2021 at 14:51
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    This works great the vast majority of the time. An exception is that some smaller (beta) communities don't have sufficient details in either the on-topic help page, or the tour. (Tezos is an example: tour/ on-topic)
    – zcoop98
    Apr 12, 2021 at 20:47

There is the list of all sites, where each site has its own, very short description.

That should help you eliminate quite a few sites already. But to be absolutely sure, there is no single list. You will have to go to each site's /help/on-topic page to see which types of questions are (un)welcome on a specific site.

Another thing you could try is to do a networkwide search, this could help you find sites where there are already questions using your keywords. Again, make sure to check out that sites /help/on-topic page before asking: Just because you hit a keyword doesn't mean your specific question about that keyword is welcome there too!


Maybe the first place to look into is the site's tour page (/tour), then the site's /help/on-topic page but if that is not enough look at /tags but more specifically look at the tag excerpts, not just the tag names.

On Super User, the top 2, 3, and 4 tags are windows, windows-7 and windows-10, respectively.

  • [windows]: For questions not specific to a single version of Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, use a more specific tag such as [windows-7] or [windows-10].
  • [windows-7]: For questions specific to Windows 7. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
  • [windows-10]: For questions specific to Windows 10. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.

On the tag wikis you could find even more details. Following is the current wiki for windows:

If your problem only happens when using a specific release, or you're only looking for help under a single version of Windows, use that tag instead.

Microsoft Windows Logo

This general tag includes, but is not limited to, issues that happen across:

Consumer Windows versions:

  • [windows-95]
  • [windows-98]
  • [windows-2000]
  • [windows-xp]
  • [windows-vista]
  • [windows-7]
  • [windows-8]
  • [windows-8.1]
  • [windows-10]

Windows server versions:

  • [windows-server]
  • [windows-server-2000]
  • [windows-server-2003]
  • [windows-server-2008]
  • [windows-server-2008-r2]
  • [windows-server-2012]
  • [windows-server-2012-r2]
  • [windows-sbs]
  • [windows-home-server]

Windows Mobile/Phone versions:

  • [windows-mobile]
  • [windows-phone]
  • [windows-ce]

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