Is there a Stack Exchange network site for showing stuff you've made?

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    This question really doesn't below on SE Meta. Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 1:27
  • The whole SE ecosystem is a Q&A site. How exactly could "showing stuff you've made" ever become a question? (I suppose it could become an answer, as long as someone asked "How to make X" and you were willing to provide a detailed description of how to do so and "showing the stuff" as a proof.)
    – Dan Mašek
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 3:36
  • @BentheCoder I disagree. I think if this question hasn't been asked before, then it should be asked at least once so we can give it an answer (or multiple answers) once and for all.
    – starball
    Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 4:39
  • @user Ben meant the question OP trying to ask, i.e. question about showing stuff. I think. Commented Feb 15, 2023 at 9:12

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In general, no, we don't really do that kind of thing. That doesn't really sound like it fits within Stack Exchange's general framework for Q&A. There are exceptions, which I'll get to later.

For something to be on-topic for Stack Exchange, there needs to be a question that solicits (generally) objective, fact-based answers. For exceptions, see the "good subjective" section of /help/dont-ask. For most sites here, that means we wouldn't accept the question even if it was requesting critique on your work. (though there are narrow exceptions, such as the Code Review site). There are sites that don't accept critique requests even if they could be made into good subjective questions or objective questions (Ex. the Writing site, the English site, the English Language Learners site).

We also generally recommend that questions be based on a problem that you want solved (see /help/dont-ask: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.")

If you just want to show something you've made, what's the question? What's the problem to be solved?

If what you've made could solve a problem for someone else, or you imagine someone else might genuinely be curious on their own volition about something like what you've made, you can post it in the form of a question asking for something like what you've made (see /help/how-to-ask) and then answer it with what you've made (see /help/how-to-answer) (making sure that the question is actually on-topic for the network site you post it on in the first place (see the site's individual /help/on-topic page)), but we also discourage doing too much self promotion here (see /help/promotion).

For one example of a /help/on-topic page you might want to look at to see what our standards are like, see the one for the Arts & Crafts site and the one for the Game Dev site.

If you just want to share something you've made without solving a problem for someone else, or answering a question that you had or think someone else might have, this isn't really the place for that. The internet is a big place though. You can probably easily find another site outside of Stack Exchange to do that :)


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    As a mod on Writing.SE, I'd like to add that we do have a chatroom for getting critiques or beta readers (albeit a very inactive one), as well as monthly writing challenges. So you can't show off your writing on the main site, but you can show it off elsewhere on Writing.
    – F1Krazy
    Commented Feb 14, 2023 at 22:47

If "stuff" include applications written with the Stack Exchange API, or scripts that work on Stack Exchange sites, then one could post on the Stack Apps site. It would be wise to read pages in the Help Center before posting there - including How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here.

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