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Git questions migrated to Super User?

I was pretty surprised to see this Git question migrated to Super User. IMHO, the question is much more about programming than it is about how to use an application. (This one isn't even Git command ...
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Can't comment on Super User on a question I've set a bounty on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do comments work? I can't comment on any post on Super User. I tried Firefox, Chrome and Safari on my mac. I can't find the comment link at all. I even create a new ...
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Emacs questions: Super User or Stack Overflow?

Answers to questions about Emacs regularly involve Lisp code, and Emacs is often used to write programming languages. That said, Emacs is an editor, and it seems questions about it belong on Super ...
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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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How to ask a question across multiple Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

How do you ask a question on Ask Ubuntu, Server Fault, the Unix and Linux SE, and Super User all at once? My particular question is about Ubuntu so I put it there, but it could easily fit at any of ...
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What's the appropriate SE website for a question about finding a chat application?

I'm looking to see what platform would be the best for what my professor is looking for. He wants a chat application where students can communicate with both the TA's (like myself) and the professors ...
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Why is there more activity on Stack Overflow than on Super User? [closed]

Is it because programmers are more willing to help people?
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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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iPhone home screen icon for Super User is hard to see

I've recently started saving homescreen links to various Stack Exchange sites on my iPhone. All of them look great, but the Super User icon, having dark gray on dark gray, looks like it's only half of ...
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CruiseControl/server configuration - appropriate for Stack Overflow or Super User?

I've recently asked a question about CruiseControl.NET configuration which has to do with Windows Server 2008 administrator credentials. Is this an appropriate question for Stack Overflow, or ...
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Superuser.com should better-identify as authentic stackexchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should Stack Exchanges sites with top-level domains have *.stackexchange.com redirects? Suggestion: superuser.com should forward to superuser.stackexhange.com or something ...
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Why is an exact question marked as non-constructive and closed?

A couple of my questions like this were closed as non-constructive. Look at the question behind the link: I ask "why init.d is called like this?" A guy answers exactly and I accept his answer. Then ...
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Why are the facebook and twitter sharing buttons not available on SOFU sites?

Why is it that Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons are not available on SOFU and their meta sites? Is it because SOFU sites are so popular that they don't need further promotion? Note: The sharing ...
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Don't see Super User account in my accounts tab

One of my answers was migrated from SO to Super User. My new account was created automatically, I just logged in (confirmed the OpenID, etc.). But when I go to the "accounts" tab in my user page (here ...
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Why was my vim question moved to SU?

Vim questions: do they belong to Stack Overflow or Super User? - Discussing which site vim questions should be asked. Are questions about vi, vim, and other clones on-topic here? - Discussing ...
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Does Stack Overflow have a [community-faq] similar to that on Super User?

The Super User site has a [community-faq] tag, description of which is: These questions have been selected by the community as high-quality posts with generalized answers to questions which ...
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Can we have a ruling on LaTeX on Stack Overflow?

(Note, this isn't a duplicate of Where should a question about LaTeX usage go?, as the answers focussed on a specific question asked, which was about how to format bibliographies in LaTeX.) It seems ...
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Tag rename request: archlinux -> arch-linux [closed]

Super User has the arch-linux and the archlinux tags, and the later is a synonym for the former. Could the same be done on Stack Overflow?
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Isn't Super User too broad?

Recently, 2 proposals were closed because their subject was allegedly "covered by Super User": http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/33593/opensource-alternative http://area51.stackexchange.com/...
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When should we close a question as “it belongs to superuser”?

Sometimes I see questions about Visual Studio, like these: silent uninstaller Visual Studio 2010 External Tools - How to automatically attach a debugger to the tool when it is started? Deploying item/...
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Duplicates of Stack Overflow posts that are on SuperUser

I have had a couple of occasions where I happen to run into duplicates of Stack Overflow posts on SuperUser, most of which happened to belong on SuperUser anyway, so I flag them on Stack Overflow. ...
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Hey! We want some attention for the Super User blog!

We at the Super User blog want our voices to be heard! We've been operating for 4 months now and have been consistently bringing in nearly 1k views a week. However this week we had a turn of events: ...
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Why was my question migrated to Super User? [closed]

Why was my question migrated to Super User? Since the question has migrated, it seems nobody has viewed my question and haven't got any answer for past 2 days. Here is the link to the question: ...
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should moderators delete bad answers?

I always had impression, that the idea of StackExchange was to let users decide which answers are good, which are bad and express it through up or down votes. But on one of SE sites moderators believe ...
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Criteria prohibiting asking further question on Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. SO Is not accepting questions from my account anymore I was going to ask another question on superuser.com ...
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How to get advice on where to post a question?

I am in the process of drawing together the information in order to ask a question about database driver generation and installation. I am not clear whether this is best suited to SO or SU. What ...
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Can we get an enhanced style for Super User and Server Fault?

Ever since the new Area51 sites have been leaving beta and getting new styles, Super User and Server Fault have been patiently sitting with their current theme... which is fine, but they do look a ...
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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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Just how different are the communities on SO, SF and SU?

It is only logical that Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User attract different people, but my guess is that the intersection should be rather large. Yet it seems to me that people's behavior on ...
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Do Server Fault and Super User have to be separate from the Stack Overflow domain?

Having separate domains for Server Fault and Super User from that of Stack Overflow's, yet keeping Meta as Stack Overflow's subdomain seems arbitrary and unintuitive as opposed to the very intuitive ...
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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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Inconsistent definitions of account start date

In the Stack Exchange Reputation Leagues for Super User, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams is listed as a "user for 7 months", and has 13k+ rep for the year, but he isn't listed at the top of the "Top New Users" ...
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Should git questions from Super User be moved to Stack Overflow?

Currently, there are 91 [git] questions on SU compared to 3,588 at SO. Are there reasons for keeping this split?
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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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Super User and Server Fault are Doomed

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? And I'm not sure we can do anything about it. At any given point in time, if you look at the home page of Stack ...
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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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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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SU questions slowly turning into SO ones

I ask questions like "What program should I use to do ..." or "How to do ...", often keeping in mind that I can (and going to) write it myself if there is no such program. Then I or someone proposes ...
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What questions belong on Super User vs Server Fault?

I see a lot of desktop admin questions being migrated to Super User. Are we positing that enterprise desktop support belongs on Super User? To me it's just as valuable for Server Fault to have ...
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Will the StackExchange meta site behaviour be backported to the trilogy?

All StackExchange sites have the reputation linked between the actual site, and the meta. Will this be rolled out for meta.so? Also, now that every StackExchange site has a meta, will ServerFault and ...
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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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200 votes is maybe too high a cut-off for tags

Kudos to the 6 people on SU and 8 people on SF for getting the Generalist badge: that's a real achievement. Meanwhile, here on MSO, no-one has generalist. The reason is that only 22 tags have at ...
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Why was this question migrated to Super User instead being closed?

This question surely isn't appropriate to be asked neither on Stack Overflow nor on Super User. Why was it migrated to Super User instead of being closed?
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What business user computer questions are allowed on Server Fault?

From the Server Fault FAQ ... then you're in the right place to ask your question! Well, as long as the question is about your servers, your networks, or desktops you support, anyway. My ...
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What is the difference between Server Fault and Super User [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any guidelines to find the “correct place” Where can I find what questions are appropriate for Server Fault vs Super User ? UPDATED: Is there a META-FAQ that ...
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Unable to register or ask questions on SuperUser [closed]

I am not able to register to or ask questions at SuperUser from my office machine (same with registering at ServerFault - haven't tried asking questions there). I guess the reason is that I am behind ...
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where to ask questions about networking and logic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I ask questions for networking? Hello, Where can i ask questions about networking, distributed systems and logic ? Stackoverflow ? or otheroverflows ? Thanks.
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Lyx is not Latex

I agree with the general principle that writing a latex document is writing in a markup language that often insists on receiving the respect due to a programming language. I'm less happy to see the ...