Questions tagged [scope]

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The scope of JavaScript datatypes related question

I need to know the scope of the follwoing question in the stackexchange network, I am not sure about its relevancy to Stack Overflow: I am not able to understand how could undefined and null are ...
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Where can I ask about languages that don't have a dedicated site? [duplicate]

As an avid fan of folk, metal and especially folk metal, I encounter many foreign languages and dialects on a daily basis. As I would like to understand what I'm hearing to the best of my ability as ...
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Why are there separate Stack Exchange sites for various Artificial Intelligence topics?

My question has similarities to this one, but also has other aspects to it. The answer points out that the top tags on all three websites differ. But here are a few points to consider: In practical ...
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What is Meta's definition of a “more frivolous” post?

I was recently advised of the purpose of meta being: for "more frivolous discussions" Meta Stack Exchange is a special place for suggestions, bugs, support questions, and discussion about the ...
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Where to ask a Google Analytics question

I have a question about using the front-end (stats viewer) of Google Analytics. On which of the three sites, if any, can I ask it? (The question is how can I cross browser stats with OS stats to see ...
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Can I post “how to” articles here?

I would like to ask everyone if it is appropriate to post a solution to a "problem" in my web development projects. It would be in a format such as "Needed a way to solve (insert problem here) and ...
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What Area 51 questions belong here as opposed to Area 51 Discussion Zone?

There's an impressive body of Area 51-related questions here on Meta Stack Exchange, linked together with the area51 (1,688 questions as of the writing of this question) tag, but there is also a ...
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Are algorithm scaling questions appropriate for Stack Overflow?

Sorry if this is an old topic. I see several Stack Overflow questions about algorithm scaling: e.g. what does O(nlog(n)) mean? Does O(n log(n)) scale faster than O(n^(1 + k))? I frequently see them ...
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Is this question OT or not? [closed]

IMO, it is, but if it isn't, I'll vote to re-open. https://stackoverflow.com/q/21316065/438992 (Please don't downvote it; I'm just trying to get the right thing done regardless of whether I'm right ...
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Is prior research a must in all network sites?

I use many SE sites and it is unclear to me if if prior research is a must in all network sites. I believe prior research is generally needed as it can help users learn new things and also ensures ...
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Stack Overflow questions about virtualization tools [closed]

I have been wondering what to do about questions that are solely about Amazon EC2 or VMware's virtualization products that don't have anything to do with actually developing for them. Example - this ...
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Stack Overflow vs Code Review vs Software Engineering vs Codegolf [duplicate]

Whenever I want to post a programming question, I'm tempted to post it on all four of the above SEs. What's the difference between them? The FAQs I find too skim.
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Does the Stack Exchange network claim to have a site for every possible topic?

I wonder if network has a site for everything. Or are there topics which are not covered by stackexchange?
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Filter “Questions” based on topic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the Ignored Tags and Interesting Tags fields on the user prefs page do? When I click on "Questions" in order to see if there is anything I can help with. I often find ...
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Checking in on the possible changing scope of meta

With the research and feedback being taken from the wider community and less so from meta feedback, it would follow that many of the feature requests and discussions may not be as relevant on meta. ...
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Should All Agile-related Area51 Proposals be folded into a more general “Agile” site? [closed]

**Note: This is a very case specific question, more like Jeff's proposal for merging Developer Testing & programmers, even though I'm totally against it. Also, this should not be confused with ...
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Introduce sub-communities (or “Portals”) to prevent fragmentation

There often are complaints from smaller and niche areas in the field of programming that their needs aren't met on SO. The most frequent complaints include: Users from niche tags can be brilliant, ...
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Description of Stack Exchange Beta site removed after joining a site

When you visit the website of a beta Stack Exchange site you are not a member of, you are greeted with a nice description of the site. For example, on Operations Research Beta you see the following: ...
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Document pronoun policy debate exclusion from scope

The Meta.SE tour says: Be part of the community that decides how the sites work Any question that has to do with the Stack Exchange family of communities is fair game. Ask about... ...
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Proving that questions are based on actual problems

The Help Center of many SE sites (example) states that you should only ask questions "based on actual problems that you face". Are askers required to prove that their question is based on actual ...
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Question closed by both Android Enthusiasts and Ask Ubuntu while they referred to each other [closed]

I asked a question related to an android app in Android Enthusiasts (android.stackexchange.com) which is linked to linux (Ubuntu). My question was put on hold saying that it is off topic, and I was ...
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Could some Google questions be useful?

The question How should we deal with Google questions? defines a Google question as a question that you can find the answer to by a simple Google search and according to anon's answer, such a question ...
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Difference between the Cross Validated and Data Science SE sites?

The site description of Cross Validated says: Cross Validated is a question and answer site for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data ...
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Is there a description of Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites?

I frequent Stack Overflow a lot and there are many questions that get downvoted because they don't fit in the "Code only" question format. There are many users who will immediately downvote people for ...
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How can I figure out what questions will be on topic for a particular Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Is there a list somewhere, that explains which questions are appropriate in each of the Stack Exchange sites? Frequently, I'd ask a question on Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange/Super User/Server Fault ...
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Should I have asked this question here instead of on meta.math?

Ad URLs should not use path nested under stackexchange.com (but maybe a subdomain instead) I asked that question on meta.math because I thought advertisement behavior was community-specific, and it's ...
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Should the SE network become a repository for all possible questions in a given category?

So, I may have gotten into a bad (good?) habit of turning to the relevant SE site whenever I have a question - I barely even google things anymore. I've become accustomed to if I have a specific ...
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How do we make changes to a site's scope?

We are discussing this topic at Earth Science Stack Exchange, because our homepage has many questions asking to identify their rocks based on a picture. Some of us want to no longer accept such ...
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Is Stack Overflow a good place to ask Photoshop questions? [duplicate]

Is Stack Overflow a good place to ask Photoshop questions, or is there another site in the Stack Exchange family for those questions?
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Are questions about the MSE chatrooms on topic on MSE? If so, how can we best to understand some cryptic room descriptions?

I'd like to know, basically, if questions about current MSE chat rooms are on topic on MSE. I'd like to know, because I have concerns about many MSE users, particular askers, likely are not able to ...
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Why is “The Definitive C++ Book List” question allowed, but other book recommendation questions are not? [closed]

Why does The Definitive C++ Book Guide and List get a pass, but I can't ask my own book recommendation question? Can I ask my own book recommendation question in a way that is acceptable to the ...
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How to handle a off topic or closed question? [duplicate]

How could one handle any closed or off topic questions? I have googled many times, browsed through the FAQs. But seriously I couldn't understand how to get my doubts clarified here, I mean how to ...
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Is it okay to ask whether my understanding about something is correct? [duplicate]

I am new to the stack overflow forums. I have been dealing with a question which was answered in stackoverflow about a year ago. My question is directly related to the topic in this thread: ...
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Where to ask about Stack Overflow for teams

When should questions about Stack Overflow for teams be asked here on Meta Stack Exchange and when on Meta Stack Overflow? The tag wiki excerpt is not really useful, as it doesn't specify when a ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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File Sharing Links, are they allowed, or should they be avoided? [duplicate]

See: Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers Question has largely already been answered (in above link); I have found further discussion helpful, as clarification ...
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Where should I ask a question about Ivan Illich (opponent of academia)?

To me, Academia Stack Exchange, Parenting Stack Exchange, or Philosophy Stack Exchange would be places to discuss unschooling and Ivan Illich. Which Stack Exchange site would be most appropriate for ...
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Best place to see what Stack Exchange site is about? [duplicate]

I want to know where I can find information about Stack Exchange site after joining the site. Normaly I would read the site information before I will join it and manage my questions accordingly, but ...
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Where can I ask questions about headphone repair?

So I'm currently experiencing a problem with my headphones (some parts of the audio aren't coming through), and before sending them in for repair, I thought I'd do a little debugging myself, but it's ...
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Is sharing ideas fine on meta sites? [duplicate]

In my experience, sharing ideas (which are opinion-based and not really questions by nature) is fine in meta sites. The posts can be: Announcement posts. For example, in Net Neutrality and Stack ...
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When are questions about Stacks - Stack Exchanges design system - on-topic here on Meta Stack Exchange?

Stacks is a design system that is developed for Stack Exchange and maintained by Stack Exchange developers. In this way, it is both, about the Stack Exchange network and third-party. When is a ...
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Should SO be a place to learn how to program? [closed]

My question is not "Is SO the place to learn..." but rather should it be? There is a concerted drive from many people on SO to answer every question, irrespective of the quality of the question or ...
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Why is the “how to move the turtle in logo” question closed? [closed]

I wonder why this question is locked and closed: How do I move the turtle in LOGO? It's an actual programming question. Granted, it shows no effort of prior research, but usually that's not a reason ...
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Where do I best ask my question about PayPal's prerequisites and obligations?

I have a question about PayPal and what just striked me, is that if it wouldn't be PayPal, where would I ask questions about websites and web-services? On "WebApps" it is not allowed, because there I ...
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Can I ask a very specific question that can be answered with just “yes” or “no”? [duplicate]

Can I ask a very specific question whose answer only needs "yes" or "no"? For example, I am learning a kind of knowledge, I find that there seems to be a mistake in the book (1+1=3), and I propose my ...
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Is a question that asks for a review of my reviews allowed on Meta?

I'd like to ask for a review of my reviews, as I've just been banned for the first time. Is that a valid question here?
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Who decides on a site's content policy?

Why are there different content policies on different sites? For example: homework-like questions are strongly discouraged on Physics and are immediately put on hold. Such questions however are asked ...
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Is there a different standard for Christianity.SE?

Stack Exchange is not the place for conversation, opinions, or socializing. This is stated as a rule valid for every SE site. Since most of Christianity is based on interpretation of the bible, how ...
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Are Stack Exchange sites forums?

I was under the impression that Stack Exchange sites were forums, or forum-like objects. If they are not forums: Why aren't they? What defines a forum?
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Should there be additional parallel boards? [closed]

Meta will go a long way to remove such discussion from Stack Overflow proper. A site like fun.stackoverflow.com, or similar, could do likewise -- keep the main board pure, and provide an outlet for ...

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