Questions tagged [scope]

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Are Docker questions off-topic? [closed]

Are Docker questions on-topic? A question was closed some time ago: Java instances on Docker. Since Docker doesn't relate to programming, should the tag be deleted? Should a new one, dockerfile, be ...
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Are questions about improving performance on topic on Stack Overflow? [closed]

My understanding is that they are, because poor performance is a specific programming problem. However, they also seem on topic on Code Review, as they satisfy the conditions set in their FAQ [archive ...
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Add on-topic notice to the top part (logo row) for 1 rep users

Whenever I see the blatantly off-topic questions on the site, I'm curious why the asker did this. This is probably due to a hidden from the asker's eyes on-topic notice. What if we make the on-topic ...
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Should Stack Overflow for Teams be on topic on meta SE? [duplicate]

While it has been asked before - there's been a significant change in Stack Overflow for Teams. It's still 'formally' hosted on the Stack Overflow website, but you can access your teams from nearly ...
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According to "Be part of the community that decides how the sites work" MSE is only about the SE software. Is that correct for 2024? [closed]

According to the tour, to be part of this community, we should limit ourselves to asking questions about the "software that powers the Stack Exchange network" and about questions related to ...
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What are the current sites that questions about warfare & military technology are on-topic and asked & answered with some regularity?

In a series of comments under What "whizzy new tools" in space are America and its allies using to track China’s military activity and illegal fishing? (The Economist) (closed as off topic ...
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Add direct link to on-topic page of help center for closed as off-topic questions

Currently the closed as off-topic questions have a banner like this: This banner contains two links: off-topic: https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/closed-questions help center: https://meta....
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Fluent NHibernate questions ... Stack Overflow or Google Groups? [closed]

It seems like questions are being answered both on Stack Overflow and Google Groups. Which should we use? It would be nice to have one definitive source to go to for all my Fluent needs. Feel free to ...
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Idea: techmology.stackexchange.com [duplicate]

This might not sound like a good idea to many of you. Also I do not want to criticise the rest of on-topic sites and the community. Off late, it has become increasingly difficult to find a Stack ...
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Where can I ask questions regarding Unix programming?

I have some doubts regarding Unix programming, and I didn't find any particular tag to ask Unix-based questions on Stack Overflow. Can anyone suggest to me where I can ask questions regarding Unix-...
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Where do WordPress and other blogging engine questions belong? [duplicate]

Jeff commented in my question about Super User being a dumping ground, that WordPress questions don't belong on Super User I disagree; that question is not really computer related. It's wordpress ...
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What to do with hardware questions on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Does a question about logic gates and chip design belong on Stack Overflow? It's "not-programming-related", but it sort of is... It wouldn't really belong on any other Stack Overflow ...
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On which site are LilyPond questions on-topic?

LilyPond is a music typesetting system and markup language. The internal parts are written in lisp and the user interface is influenced by the TeX syntax. So, are questions about this system on-topic ...
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Where can I ask questions about the law, immigration, and other matters related to bureaucracy?

Where can I ask questions about the law, immigration, and other matters related to bureaucracy?
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Are requests for suggestions for improvement of specific real project architectures appropriate? [closed]

This kind of question seems to straddle this site and programmers, since it doesn't really have one correct answer, but does involve specific and ephemeral technologies. Also, though it doesn't have ...
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Where can I find what kind of questions are accepted on specific Stack Exchange sites?

As an example, on Seasoned Advice, questions about food-related health issues are not encouraged, but questions about utensils are accepted. I got to know this from comments on other posts. I know ...
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Where can I ask questions about headphone repair? [duplicate]

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 too ...
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Is it acceptable to cross-post here from Area 51 Discussion Zone, seeking advice about the scope of a proposed site?

Is it acceptable to cross-post from Area 51 discussion zone when seeking advice about the scope of a proposed site? This answer says either is fine, but I wanted to check about cross-posting in ...
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Why doesn't the homepage of SE sites explain what the site is for?

I finally got tired of scrolling through the site list and created a note to remind me. My goal is to not post questions to the wrong community. I find deciding between Super User vs. Stack Overflow ...
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Is MSE an appropriate place to post questions about translations/localization issues for mod related features?

Is MSE an appropriate place to post questions about translations/localization issues for mod related features? If not, where should I do that?
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With Stack Overflow Teams moved, where do Meta questions about it belong?

Last year, Journeyman Geek asked this question about where Stack Overflow Teams questions belong. I tend to agree with most of Catija's reasoning at the time Teams is still predominantly a Stack ...
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Where can I ask about the RJ45 specification?

Where can I ask the following? The Cisco Field Notice: FN - 63697 was first released on 11-Nov-13, advising customers that RJ45 boots "Might Push the Mode Button and Cause an Unexpected Reset on ...
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Where can I ask general questions about a multi-platform app?

For example, Slack is a multi-platform application (like iOS, Android, Web and desktop). Should questions that aren't specific to a certain platform (like "Can your Slack account invite external ...
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Detect off-topic to suggest sister-site

I have frequently visited stackexchange.com/sites to look for the right site to ask a question. Yet I still make mistakes, that I think can be prevented, and thereby save time for moderators. And ...
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Are GameSalad and other visual programming "languages" on topic here? [closed]

Are tools like Scratch, Alice, and GameSalad considered on topic? I see in a lot of questions users saying in the comments that the question is too simple for the site, since it is for "experts", and ...
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Why are questions only about one site in the network considered off-topic here?

This site seems to have a rule that "questions that are only about one site should be asked on the site's own meta", and such questions are nearly always marked "off-topic" here. ...
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What is the authority of moderators in defining the scope of a site?

Please read this as a neutral question. I'm asking and not trying to make a point. Though I'll start with a rant (for context)... I recently ran into a situation that I found quite disheartening on ...
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Difference between the Cross Validated and Data Science SE sites?

The site description of Cross Validated (CV) 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 asking whether a particular question fits within the scope of a certain community within the scope of its corresponding meta site?

If I have a question in mind, but I'm unsure whether it fits the the scope or is allowed in a certain Stack Exchange community, can I ask whether it would be allowed to ask it in the corresponding ...
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Is it allowed to ask a question about Data on the Meta site? [closed]

To win a hat I have to ask a question or post an answer with a Data tag. Now do I not participate in any site where that tag is useful, so I have a bit of a handicap. I guess I will not be the only ...
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What's the appropriate Stack Exchange site for asking about a software library to solve a particular problem? [duplicate]

I have recently asked this question on Stack Overflow, asking about the existence of a Python module to solve a particular problem, and the question was closed due to being "off-topic". ...
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How to find the right site for a question [duplicate]

Q1: Where can I ask about a Wi-Fi configuration? Q2: Is there a list of all Stack Overflow-like sites, so I could find the right place myself? Q3: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: ...
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Should we be discussing the relative health and viability of a network site here on MSE?

This is largely catalyzed from this question and its subsequent comment chain. The basic sentiment brings to highlight a very specific site in the network which suffers from two specific problems: ...
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Is there an appropriate SE site about intersection between technology and rural culture?

My current question is about rural technology, to be specific, this question is more about history and cultural tradition. My question falls more into the topic covered by this book. In which site I ...
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I want to create a 2m x 2m iridescent surface on concrete. Which Stack Exchange site would be appropriate for advice?

I would like to create a large iridescent surface on an indoor concrete floor (up to 2m x 2m). I am considering how to create a surface which is as intense and complex as possible with generally ...
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Stack Exchange needs rules for where to post questions considered off-topic

There should be a set of rules and guidance for communities to know where a question can be posted. Recently I posted a question on History Stack Exchange, but it was closed as "off-topic", ...
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Are book recommendation questions not allowed? [duplicate]

Example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11659740/book-recommendations-for-moodle-2-2 Are these types of questions not allowed? Seems like something very useful for Moodle developers. Wouldn't ...
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Must we censor discussion that may be grounds for blacklisting in other countries?

Some sites discuss information which is illegal in certain countries. There is always a risk that such countries will block the Stack Exchange network because of this. I would like to clarify that ...
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Are questions about how to use Process Monitor on topic to Super User?

I asked this question on Super User, because it seemed that Super User was the most appropriate SE site, based on its on topic page. My reasoning was that I was asking for general help about using ...
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Must a meta SE question prove site generality?

My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. Although no one explained why in principle any site couldn't have a "noisy" question, there were ...
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Where should I ask a question about Bitcoin's anti-double-spending mechanism?

Which is the best site to ask a question about Bitcoin? I'm trying to understand the concern that bitcoin's chain of blocks technique tries to solve (see http://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf). Warning: ...
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Which SE sites accept "identification" questions?

Various sites on the Stack Exchange network take questions of the form "please identify this thing", perhaps from a photo or a description (where the nature of the "thing" would ...
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Where should I ask general questions about smartphones?

My question on Super User got closed. Is there a way to quickly shield a smartphone from all signals? I want to replicate a real signal loss and not only go into flight mode. I tried with aluminium ...
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Can I ask a question about a great Stack Overflow contributor who has just not been active for the past several years on any Stack Exchange site?

While going through a post on Stack Overflow I went through the answer and could identify the answerer has a lot of Stack Overflow reputation. I sometimes go through people's Stack Overflow profiles ...
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Where should I ask a question about modding Minecraft?

I am currently developing a mod for the game Minecraft and ran into a little issue with it. Where can I ask a question for this? Is there a specialized site beside Stack Overflow? Perhaps Arqade?
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Where can I ask "Do they use seasons in Ecuador?"

Discussions below this answer led to me posting Are there some places near the equator that are hottest in their winter and some that are hottest in their summer? Is there a map of this? see the "...
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Where can I ask about hardware development?

I have a question about the viability, and requirements of "upgrading" a Micro-USB port to a UBS-C port, purely for the purpose of charging, though I don't know which Stack to ask on. My ...
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Where can I ask questions regarding Nanotechnology?

I have a few questions I want to ask that have to do with nanotechnology. There is no Stack Exchange site that has nanotechnology as a subject. So, where do I ask? Question: Creating chains of ...
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Is it not allowed to ask a question regarding multiple sites in the Stack Exchange network here?

Recently, I asked Friendly agreement for the betterment of user involvement in interest intersecting sites (for AI related sites) for discussion regarding a feature that is particularly related to the ...
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Too many Linux sites [closed]

I see that Stack Overflow is very Linux specific. Doesn't Unix & Linux and Ask Ubuntu cover much of the same ground? I see that Unix & Linux and Server Fault also cater to many ...

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