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For questions pertaining to Super User, a site for computer enthusiasts, and how it relates to other sites.

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Why do we need the trilogy instead of just one site?

As I see it, the only effect of having three sites instead of one is that questions in Server Fault and Super User are seen less and answered less. This just causes audience fragmentation ...
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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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Where do the names of the Stack Overflow trilogy sites come from?

Why are the names of the Stack Overflow trilogy so named? How did the names Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User come to be the ones used?
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“Copy Profile From Stack Overflow” didn't copy alternate OpenID

I created a Super User account and copied my profile from Stack Overflow to it. Everything seemed to copy fine except for my Alt OpenID. Is this a known issue, or has anyone else noticed it?
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How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities?

Here are the last few weeks of the "visitor" metric per Google Analytics, on each Trilogy site: meta.stackoverflow.com http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8907/analyticsvisitorsmeta.png serverfault....
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Super User versus Unix and Linux versus Ask Ubuntu

What's the difference between Super User, Unix and Linux, and Ask Ubuntu? In general, what's a rule for deciding where to post a question when I have one (which might apply to any of those 3)? If I'm ...
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Where to ask a question about an IDE? [duplicate]

Where to ask a question about an IDE? It's programming related (well, kinda), but it's also a question about software. It's most likely that programmers will be able to answer the question correctly. ...
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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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What is the correct name to use when referencing the Trilogy sites?

Which is the right and official way to refer to all the three sites stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, serverfault.com? Reading posts, I saw too many versions: Stack Overflow trilogy stack overflow ...
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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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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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Stack Overflow and Super User icons for use in Windows 7's taskbar with Prism

I use Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault every day, so I have them pinned to my Windows 7 taskbar with Prism, a web application that lets you use websites like they're normal Windows ...
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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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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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Keeping Answers Up-to-Date - A Suggestion

As I understand, one of the main reasons of being able to edit answers is to keep them up-to-date as technology changes. However, it seems as if while this is a goal, it's not being done very well (...
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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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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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Off-topic questions being moved to Super User [closed]

Recently, I have noticed several topics being moved from Stack Overflow to Super User that are off-topic. According to the FAQ: and it is not about … videogames or consoles websites or ...
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Where should Developer Computer Setup Questions go?

Recently a lot of questions from SO has been migrated to SU, which seems to have been given the impression that it is the SO and SF dumping ground, which I strongly disagree with. However, there is 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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Where is the line between programming-specific tools and programming? [duplicate]

Are questions concerning programming tools acceptable for Stack Overflow, or should they be directed towards Super User? I ask because it seems the precedent is that questions about git are ...
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Implement a single front-end for searching and asking questions on any SO site

Note This isn't about centralizing the sites exactly, as in Jeff's blog post. I'm only suggesting here that the 'ask a question' and 'search' use cases have some access to the other sites. The ...
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I'd like to be able to migrate my own questions

I recently had a question migrated from SU to SF that generated the kind of answers I was looking for. In the past I had posted another question to SU that generated a Tumbleweed badge for me, and now ...
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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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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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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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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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How about a “discussion” checkbox for StackOverflow and SuperUser? [duplicate]

I think a good approach to allow have discussions on SO and SU would be have a "discussion" checkbox, like we have the "community wiki" one. Discussions could appear separated from Questions, and ...
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Meta.SU seems to be broken… in multiple ways

I was originally going to post about an unrelated bug The posting page on MSU telling me I have no title or tags and not letting me do so. . I've tried changing the title, and adding more tags. ...
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Belongs on Super User - Does it really?

I've been noticing of late a lot of questions on Server Fault that have the close votes for 'belongs on superuser'. A number of these questions are not valid questions, and do need to be closed, but ...
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Suspicious Request when editing Nomination [closed]

I am trying to edit my nomination on the Super User Election, but every time I submit, I get a Suspicious Request, as below: Suspicious request Sorry, your request could not be completed because ...
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Topics that don't belong anywhere OR could belong everywhere

I asked a question (which turns out to be pretty useless) but its the sort of thing that applies to both server fault and stack overflow. I have been told it should be on superuser now. What are the ...
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Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym?

Why am I not allowed to propose a tag synonym on Super User? I have 10k+ rep, the privileges show 100% across all - what am I missing out on ?
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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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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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Can you ask questions about batch scripting?

According to the about page on Stack Overflow, it is a Q&A site for programming. From what I've heard, batch is not a recognized programming language, neither does writing a batch file count as ...
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Is the separation between SO SF SU too harsh?

This is of course related to the previous ones: Why not merge reputation across Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User? Single location for SO/SF/SU user info but not limited to that. I mean, ...
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Why do some users move that everything not related to programming to SU?

Why do some users move that everything not related to programming to Super User? This even happens to questions about networking concepts. The not-programming-related tag has been used around 1887 ...
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Asking a question about a potential tablet purchase (without getting yelled at) [duplicate]

I want to ask a question about a potential purchase of an unbranded Windows tablet. Where is the best place I can ask such a question? I am considering posting this question to Super User, but I ...
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Is SU the best place for this outdoor wireless connection question?

This isn't an admin question, but deals with potentialy pro level gear that sys admins would encounter in advanced network setups with building wireless bridges. Would this be good to ask at SF ...
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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 ...