Questions tagged [scope]

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Language design questions on SO

So I've seen a couple questions of this type once in a blue moon, and am thinking of asking one, but wasn't sure if this was considered within the realm of SO. Q: Are questions about programming ...
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What site should host questions about Emacs keybinding?

Currently on Stack Overflow there is a question about Carbon Emacs keybindings. It has received a (very reasonable in my estimation) vote to move to Super User, but there are already several similar ...
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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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What kind of questions about development tools are appropriate for Stack Overflow? [closed]

I use Emacs, and so I monitor the Emacs questions (mostly as a way to learn, I can't answer most of them) and Emacs is pretty customizable. But I imagine that other development tools are filled with ...
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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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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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Where do Emacs customization questions belong? SO or SU? Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we please have a ruling about Emacs questions on Stack Overflow? I've noticed that a lot of SuperUser questions have answers involving code, and it occurred to me that ...
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Official stance on jailbroken ipod/iphone support?

https://superuser.com/questions/33893/ipod-touch-2g-3-0-jailbreak-broke-springboard-can-i-fix-it-without-reinstalling I am not disagreeing with Diago's call on this question. What is our official ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Project Management, Software Design and Human Factors should be within the Scope of Stack Overflow [closed]

I have noticed an annoying trend on Stack Overflow that anything not directly related to programming, the actual act of programming, is closed. See this question: What should the penalty/response for ...
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Is there going to be an SO flavor for gamers? [closed]

Joel keeps suggesting such a site in the SO podcast, and imho it would be a perfect fit for the platform. Apparently Jeff wants it to be part of superuser.com. Isn’t the gamers’ community large ...
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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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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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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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