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Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why.

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What models for expanding the scope of Area 51 sites (during public beta) have been the most successful?

What models for expanding the scope of Area 51 sites (during public beta) have been the most successful? On Atheism we have a good community in public beta pulling itself together, but some of us ...
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Where does vim/vi questions belong [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vim questions: SO or SU? Hello, I just wanted to give some visibility on SO to this question that was asked on two different SO/SU/SE/... sites. On Unix.SE On meta Please, ...
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Where should I ask this question?

Not sure if this is the right place, but I'm wanting to ask a question about how to achieve a certain font appearance in Photoshop. Would this be posted in photo.stackexchange.com?
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Are Peer-Review Style Questions Helpful / Relevant?

If I write a piece of code / small program, and I'm concerned that I may not have done it in the best way possible and would like a peer review of the code, is SO the best place to ask that kind of ...
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Where do web page style-specific questions belong?

I have some questions relating to ways to style and display information within a web application a well as how to structure some of the user interactions. Where is the best place to ask these types ...
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Where can I get feedback on a website design?

I want to get feedback from professional designers. :)
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Sample projects implementing a specific technology

is it acceptable to ask a question similar to: "I'm a noob in "technology X", Can I have a list of opensource large scale projects that implement MVC / OOP / MV using that technology"?
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Software Engineering - clarity of purpose

I currently have a question on Stack Overflow trying to find out sources for work on the metrication of various aspects of software such as usability and functionality (I labelled them, for ...
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Is Stack Overflow the correct place to ask for improvements to my user interface?

I have came up with some user interface problems. Is it OK to ask opinions about it on Stack Overflow or should I find some other channel for this type of question? An example question: I have a ...
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Are similar questions allowed on two sites? [duplicate]

Are questions which are basically the same sites allowed on on two Stack Exchange sites? For example take a look at these two questions from Server Fault and Super User. Server Fault What is the ...
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Should This Question be Closed? [closed]

The author of this question (Is software testing actually done on professional projects?) questions whether it should have been closed. I feel it's a discussion, and so doesn't belong on a Q&A ...
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Where to ask questions about web CMSs?

Where would I ask a question about a web-based content management system (e.g. WordPress)?
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Inno Setup : Stack Overflow or Super User?

Inno Setup is used to create installation packages using a script. If I have a question on Inno Setup, should I go to Stack Overflow or Super User?
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How programming related does programming related need to be on StackOverflow?

With Super User up and running, I'm seeing some very basic, almost theoretical, type of questions showing up with a general attitude towards pushing the question to Stack Overflow. I see lots of non-...
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Which forum, if any, is best for questions about UI design and usability?

I see questions from time to time on SO about usability and UI design, and I haven't noticed them getting closed. At the same time, UI design and usability seem like they might be a better fit for SU. ...
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Mathematics questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to ask questions on mathematics I know the site mathoverflow.com and have posted questions. But unfortunately no one give me an answer if I post here. Can anybody help ...
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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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Question for SO or SU?

I'm seeking information on how to repackage Bazaar VCS to something as small as, say, the non-Tortoise version of Mercurial. Should I ask this on SU or on SO?
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Questions regarding software engineering

This question was closed a few days ago: How is click-fraud detected? I'd welcome some discussion on whether questions such as that should be closed. In my mind it's a question regarding a software ...
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Discussions on software architecture - Is StackOverflow appropriate place?

Hi guys, I am using StackOverFlow for sometime, and its absolutely absolutely awesome for discussions on coding issues. But I don't see discussions on software architecture and designs. What I mean ...
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Where should questions about software development tools go?

I'm thinking about source revision control systems, development process, testing automation, etc. Are these appropriate for Stack Overflow, or do they fall under Super User's scope?
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Are questions about IDEs on topic?

Would questions about Visual Studio or Netbeans that are not directly related to writing code be off topic on SO? The question I have in mind would be something along the lines of: Must know Visual ...
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Why can't I ask this question?

Hi everybody, I found stackoverflow.com with the help of Google an hour ago. In the footer I found some links that I clicked through and eventually came to this Q&A site called App Dissect. In ...
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Where do Wikitext questions belong?

As the question suggests I am wondering where Wikitext questions belong, if they belong on any of the sites offered. My basic question is concerning formatting a multi-line block of text inside of a ...
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Where should Internet-related questions be asked?

I'm not sure why Lastpass not signing me in for certain sites had to be closed. Which site would you recommend for asking that type of question? (Note: I already asked on the LastPass.com forum, but ...
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Python Persecution? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should ‘hidden features of X’ be removed/closed/locked? Why Hidden features of Python has been closed and ... Hidden Features of JavaScript Hidden Features of ...
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Any stats on how many Area51 proposals have changed/widened their scope?

I know that finding the right granularity for a proposal is tough. I'm wondering if the Powers-that-be have any information on how many proposals have changed (presumably to be wider in scope), and ...
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When and how does one start an informative “wiki” type “article” on SO?

Given that StackOverflow's underlying site engine is designed to provide a blend of forum, wiki and blog, I am curious about the validity of starting threads to be informational, rather than question-...
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Is Stackoverflow the only place to get Subsonic support?

I have an issue still unanswered but I just thought I'd check how to get support on Subsonic. I know Rob has previously stated that Stackoverflow is the place to go but I am working on a tight ...
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Is there a Stack Overflow-like site for designers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about a designer focused site? Is there a Stack Overflow-like site for designers? Where I can ask about all things Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightwave, &c.? The ...
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Stack Overflow, Google, or Wikipedia? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it appropriate to ask questions on Stack Overflow without prior research? I've asked a questions on stackoverflow that are closed almost immediately and instead referred to ...
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How do I submit code that will be beneficial to others?

Hey everyone, I've been working on a problem - which I successfuly solved on my own - and I would like to submit it to Stack Overflow. However, Stack Overflow is for asking questions and getting ...
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Where to ask design related questions?

I must say I'm really glad I found SO, and it's a very valuable resource. But it seems questions not specific enough goes unanswered, and this is quite understandable. Do you know any other sites ...
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Should announcements/feedback requests for new Stack Overflow API tools be allowed on Meta?

Now that there is a separate site for API-related discussion, etc., are announcements of tools developed with the API appropriate topics for Meta? I'm bringing this up because there are two instances ...
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Off-topic rules

Why would this question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3084019/how-to-give-advice-to-co-worker-without-seeming-as-though-im-lecturing-him-clo(Mine) be closed. Do you not class working as a team, ...
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“Please convert my code to X” questions

This morning I ran across the following 'question' on SO, where the user is asking for his VB.NET code to be converted to C# -- Need C# code converted to VB.NET for Silverlight "Export to CSV&...
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Want to write my own program. Need to ask if similar programs exist

Can I ask people if a similar program already exists? If not, any ideas where to ask? It is something that people might use a certain vocabulary for, but maybe I don't know that vocabulary, so it ...
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Where do we post REST and Web services Questions?

These are mostly technology agnostic, but up till now they have been on stackoverflow. Should we start using stackapps for this ? Or will there be any "looselycoupler.com" where we could discuss all ...
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Can I post a guide on SO as a question?

I want to post a guide or a collection of learning resources on how to get started with developing for Windows Phone 7. Is it okay to start a guide by clicking ASK QUESTION button even though it's not ...
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Asking the wrong questions vs asking at the wrong site

I like stackoverflow a lot. However I am observing that superuser and serverfault are more of a general type of Q&A site in their respective fields. That's based on some of my questions which got ...
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Where to post a question about blogging software?

I want to ask a question about a blogging software for our dev team. Should it go to: StackOverflow because the blogging software will be used as part of our development process? ServerFault as this ...
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Should SO allow “give me some feedback” questions?

So I ran into a question where someone asked if we could give him feedback about his new PHP MVC framework. I couldn't decide whether to close it or not. On one hand, SO seems like a good place to ask ...
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Is there a Stack Overflow equivalent for design pattern topics?

I see more programming issues but not many architecture issues. Is there such a forum where design patterns are discussed?
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Where would you ask a question about malware?

Is superuser.com a good place to ask a question about a virus that was detected or is there a better suited website that uses the stackexchange engine?
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Architecture questions should go

Saw the list of StackExchange sites, but it's not clear where to discuss and ask general architecture questions, network issues, and indeed the thorny issue of scalability! These kind of questions ...
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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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Where should I post questions about configuring Dreamhost/WordPress/Trac/SVN repos to play nice?

It seems like a StackOverflow question because of Trac and SVN (clearly programming tools), but I suppose you could make the case for SuperUser (for Wordpress) or ServerFault (server configuration).
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Discussion of Ads on StackOverflow (or SuperUser)?

I had a question closed earlier today, and was suggested to post a question related to it here as I did not realize that "Making Money" as the moderator termed it is considered banned from the site. ...
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Are there programming topics that are out of scope for SO? [closed]

I saw this question recently on SO. The OP is asking about the MySpace API, and has been downvoted and referred to a MySpace developer community site. Is this appropriate? Should questions about ...