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Where to ask questions about hardware / wireless connection?

I want to connect two houses with a low network latency. On which SX site to ask this question?
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Where should Google Refine / OpenRefine questions go? [duplicate]

Google Refine is currently moving to GitHub and being renamed to OpenRefine. The community is looking for a place to host Q&A (currently maintained in a discussion list). Google Refine already has ...
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Are GameSalad and other visual programming “languages” on topic here?

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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Can I ask “how to develop this windows-like visual control”?

I would like to ask if it is prohibited or not to ask Stack Overflow questions like this one: There exists the X visual control in Windows 8. How can I create such a control in my app using ...
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Job application questions - are they valid? [closed]

A few of the questions from a quiz in our job application process have been appearing on Stack Overflow - direct copy/paste from the questionnaire. None of the "flag" categories seemed to fit and I ...
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Why is it off topic to ask a SEO question on Stack Overflow?

I just asked a SEO question on Stack Overflow and it was closed in 3 minutes because it is off topic. Does Search Engine Optimization not involve programming? The question was about replacing text ...
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Does a question about a program belong at Stack Overflow or Super User? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Stack Exchange site is best for Microsoft Excel questions? Do something with sequence of cells in an Excel cell? Because I actually want to do something neat in the ...
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Regex questions on SU

Which Regex-related questions on SU should be migrated to SO and which shouldn't? For example, this question should definitely be on SU: Interactive regex find highliting in Notepad++ But where do ...
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Are questions with subjective answers such a bad thing?

I am an experienced Java programmer and I recently started learning Python, and wanted to know what is a good set of development tools for Python. A quick Google search brought me to this question on ...
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Should “shopping lists” and “hardware” questions be added to “What Not to Ask” in FAQ

I was trying to respond to a comment from the OP on this question today. I was about to point him to the FAQ to say "shopping list quesions" and "computer hardware questions" are explicitly forbidden ...
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Where can I ask for statistics related to programming? [duplicate]

Today I read Jon Skeet's blog entry on how to write a good question on StackOverflow.com. During the day I realized that I had a question which I couldn't find an answer for: "What is the most ...
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May I ask if there is a jQuery plugin to do X?

If I'm looking for a jQuery plugin to do something, and I find nothing after doing a search on Google, is Stack Overflow an acceptable place to ask for the plugin? Would it perhaps be better to ask ...
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20% of questions tagged as “legal” are closed by moderators. Do we want them or not? [closed]

The legal tag belongs to the approved Stack Overflow tag set. But the mortality of legal questions is very high (about 20%, heuristic estimation). The presence of legal tag suggests that you may ask ...
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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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Can I no longer ask about what technology exists? [duplicate]

I've recently had two questions closed because they are not constructive or subjective. In both cases I was asking for specific information and while perhaps more than one answer would be valid, they ...
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Programming books questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is “The Definitive C++ Book List” question allowed, but other book recommendation questions are not? Why is this question The Definitive C++ Book Guide and ...
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Can I ask questions regarding Samsung's SmartAppDeveloper Challenge registration on Stack Overflow?

Before I post a question on a topic, I wish to ask if it's allowed. I am trying to register for Samsung Smartapp Developer Challenge. The support of Samsung has no clue on how registration is to ...
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Q&A Tree On Topic

I was thinking about starting a little Q&A tree because I want to give something back to the community. It would be on Qt Gui since I am going through the process of learning it(I would provide ...
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Are list questions off topic?

This old question asked for "the opinion about list questions". The answers are from three years ago. In current (July 2012) Stack Exchange, are list questions considered off topic? By list question ...
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Are “Tell me everything that might cause my code to explode” questions on-topic?

Example here: Are there any caveats to swapping out DesignMode for LicenseManager.UsageMode in a WinForms UserControl constructor? OK, so my question is a bit rhetorical. But is the linked post ...
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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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Should I request to migrate my performance-related question from Cross Validated?

My question on Cross Validated didn't attract any answers yet and it was mentioned by two senior members there (one of which was in meta) that it might be better on Stack Overflow. Could I have ...
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Where do I post a question about Microsoft Live Meeting crashing? And should I even post it?

My question initially was going to be where to post a general question about stack exchange (namely, where to post a question on a particular topic). Then I found this post (and subsequently just ...
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Do questions about using editors belong on Stack Overflow or Super User? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vim questions: do they belong to Stack Overflow or Super User? I've seen a lot of "How do I do X in emacs / vim?" type of questions on Stack Overflow. I know both are ...
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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: Does ...
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“Keylogger” type questions should maybe not be allowed?

I have asked a question on Stackoverflow asking for a head start on a keylogger which I specifically said in the "disclaimer" that it was for personal use on my computer only and would not be ...
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Is Stack Overflow a central store for tutorials?

I ask this question because of the following questions: this and this. The same user asked those questions and immediately answered them. I know that there's no problem in answering your own ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about Android certification providers on Stack Overflow?

There is this new Android Academy Certifications, and I would like to ask about the validity/acceptance of such certifications in the development community.
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Is there a proper Stack Exchange site for language specific feature requests?

I asked this question, which generated some discussion and led me to an alternative solution, but I think the underlying feature would make a good addition to a future version of the language. Is ...
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Where do I ask a question regarding getting adb working properly for an android device?

I am having trouble getting adb working properly for my Nook Color. I am not sure whether I should be asking this question on Stack Overflow, even though it is not really specifically a programming ...
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Command line java is hanging, memory allocation suspected. stackoverflow.com or superuser or…?

I've been having issues with compiling Java code and I've already ruled out the code. Where is the most appropriate place to ask about java internals, how to check if the compiler or a program ...
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What's the policy on addressing problems bigger than the direct question?

What is the policy on pointing out hazards which are mentioned in framing a question, but not really what the question is about? In particular, I've seen a few questions where the version of the ...
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Is this question about Adeos on-topic for Stack Overflow?

Are these kinds of questions considered off-topic? What else can be the reason that I have received 3 downvotes? Adeos's role w.r.t Linux The event pipeline The fundamental Adeos ...
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On which Stack Exchange site should I ask about where to buy items?

I wanted to buy a wireless headphone and I have a couple of questions to ask about it. On which site should I consider posting my question?
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Where can I post a question about Facebook uploader in Picasa?

I have a problem with Facebook uploader in Picasa. Where can I post this question? (SOF sites or in general problem solving forum)
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Where can I get an answer to a question that could fall into multiple sites, but is technically off topic as well?

On both the Gaming site and the Board and Card Game site, I asked the following question: Is there a single player PC game with similar mechanics to the Twilight Imperium board game? This question ...
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(Where) Can I ask questions regarding pointers to websites?

I want to know certain sites discussing interview questions/tests (preferably country/company-wise). Should I post the questions on StackOverflow, Meta, or Programmers...? ... or elsewhere? eg. "...
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What fate for historical [code-golf] questions? [closed]

Long ago, code-golf was ruled on-topic on Stack Overflow subject to certain limits. Then we entered the Stack Exchange 2.0 era, and CodeGolf.SE was born to provide a home for these and related coding ...
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Esoteric Programming Languages - Acceptable or Discouraged?

In A Nutshell: This is a question regarding the acceptance of asking instances related to esoteric programming languages, such as: Brain@%#! Ook! LOLCODE Omgrofl Whitespace Historical Significance ...
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Where do I ask about HTML and CSS?

Where do I ask about HTML and CSS? Webmasters says they prefer not to have those, preferring questions that deal with sites as a whole, rather than specific details of individual pages or elements. ...
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Best procedure in case of questionable scope? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is cross-posting a question on multiple Stack Exchange sites permitted if the question is on-topic for each site? In case I'm not sure which stack community is the best place ...
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Process for discovering if a “new” type of question is on-topic for any given SE site

On one SE site I'm currently in the process of attempting to find a logical way to help suggest why "questions of a type" should or should not be defined as being on-topic or off-topic, but I'm unable ...
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Do graphic design questions for iPhone apps belong on Stack Overflow?

I'm tempted to start asking a whole bunch of questions about how to design various background, buttons, promotional screenshots, and icons for iPhone apps. For example if I want to imitate various ...
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Is “making the internet a better place” still a useful or relevant test for individual questions?

I've become weary of hearing this phrase. I'm not completely convinced that it was ever truly useful, but if it was, I think that it has long since outlived its usefulness. To be clear, I sincerely ...
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Is my question about looking for code examples on topic for SO?

I am struggling to find any resources to help me write a plugin for the Remote Desktop Gateway API. I asked the question Where to find example code for the RD Gateway API? but it is not getting a lot ...
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Why not have a separate SE site for discussing about the design decisions and capabilities of programming languages? [closed]

Many times folks would like to ask questions such as "why is a language like that" or "is it the language scalable" or "what is the best domain of applicability" etc. These questions are usually ...
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Where does a question about a programming organization go?

Let's say I wanted to ask a question that wasn't about a programming language, but the body behind it. For example, let's say I want to ask about how the C++ WG21 committee receives defect reports. ...
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Is editorializing about something off-topic an issue of moderation?

Recently on the Music site we had this answer posted to a question asking about sheet music resources. (I don't think the question is a good one, but ignore that for the moment.) The answer did ...
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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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Are questions asking for training courses on some technology appropriate on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I see many people asking questions on Stack Overflow about the best training courses/materials/tutorials/books/... to learn a particular technology. Here's an example which got closed as not ...

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