Questions tagged [scope]

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Leading users to the right site in the SE network?

I'm occasionally surprised by the vast number of SE sites that exist by now, and I feel that I'm losing the ability to judge correctly where to put my questions. This issue is probably shared with a ...
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Compare open-endedness of two questions

Could you tell me why one question is closed and the other is not? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5687421/features-that-vim-lacks What is your most productive shortcut with Vim? How can I ask "...
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Where to ask for feedback on (Perl) CPAN modules?

Say I've written a new Perl module on CPAN (or open-source module in any other language). Is there an appropriate place, either on stackoverflow or any of the other stackexchange sites to ask for ...
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Users Looking for APIs and Data Sources?

I came across a question today that really got me thinking about how on- or off-topic it is. Perhaps the decision is more clear than I think, but right now I'm seeing this as a bit of a border case. ...
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“Help me with my SQL query” questions

Are these types of questions allowed on Stack Overflow?
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What is the closest stack-exchange site to ask about which new phone to buy?

I would like to ask about the different phones and plans that google has, but I am not sure which site to use for that. Is there a site for that sort of a question?
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Clarification about place for a question

I posted this question on Programming Puzzles & Code-Golf and suddenly got a downvote and a comment, that my question is misplaced there. The downvote was removed after I wrote back, that the ...
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Does [cheap] make sense as a tag on SO?

I just looked at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/cheap and the results didn't look much like programming questions. Is there anything that should be done about it? Anything I should do ...
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Distinguish where topics belongs to

Hey Meta! I'm not sure sometimes if I should flag or not topic like this one how do i get vim's foldtext to show the number of lines on the right side of the screen? as "belongs to superuser". Here ...
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Would a library installation question fit SO better than SU?

I feel that my question at Super User doesn't get enough attention, am I targeting the wrong public? Is it fine for Stack Overflow that I ask to migrate this question there? Or aren't these type of ...
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Should we actively recruit in discussions on Area51?

Over on Area51's discuss section, I just encountered this thread, which is actively recruiting on its prop page. However, due to the new system the question spills over. Is recruiting on-topic or ...
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Where does this question belong?

I'm wondering what the best way to go about porting code from a specific language to another is. I'd like to ask a question about methods, common practice, and tips for porting code from Java to ...
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Where to ask less specific code questions?

I'm having problems wrapping libmysql to the D programming language. I get weird crashes and no answers to solve the problem on the D forum. Is there a Stack Exchange site for this kind of question? ...
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Question regarding setup of Text Message Marketing Spams - Where is it most appropriate?

I asked a question with regard to the setup of text message spams here on SuperUser, which was knocked back as being too off-topic. I also asked it on Personal Finance and Money, but really was ...
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Are Apple Human Interface Guidelines questions off-topic on SO?

I've seen questions like this one that have no coding implications per se, but revolve around Apple's HIG and as such can only be answered by developers. Are these off topic or not? Why?
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Is face detection/image comparison out of SO scope?

Is face detection/image comparison (a la Google Goggles) out of scope for Stack Overflow? This (albeit provocatively named) question was closed and moved (twice) off SO and I'm scratching my head as ...
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Request for Official Clarification on Proper Location of Meta Questions for SE 2.0 Sites

On meta.webapps, Robert Cartaino ♦ says This meta site (meta.webapps) is for question about the operation and administration of this site (webapps.stackexchange.com) specifically. Any ...
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Places to ask Linux network questions

I would like to ask questions about connecting to WEP wireless networks from a Linux (Ubuntu) command line. I wonder what the most active forums to ask these questions are. It doesn't matter whether ...
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I have a question, but I'm not sure where to ask it

I'd like to ask the question below, but I'm not sure if SO is the right place. How can I create a new Skype emoticon? Please indicate to me where I should open this question; and whether I should ...
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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 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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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 HTML Hidden ...
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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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