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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should I do when my question has 2 or more equally good answers?

More often than not, I find that my question has been answered by more than one people equally good. What should I do? What do you do in such a situation? Selecting one answer as an "Accepted answer"...
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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 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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Which (if any) Trilogy site is appropriate for Quartz Composer questions

It's pretty darned rare that I have a question like this, but here we go. I recently started playing with Apple's Quartz Composer tool. This tool is a "visual programming language" (Lord how I hate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Datadumps of SF, MSO and SU too?

Considering the interesting graphs and such that have been generated from the SO datadump, has it been suggested yet, or planned, to release datadumps for the rest of the trilogy-sites? I'm curious ...
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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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wrongly tagged “belongs-on-superuser”?

In the FAQ, the questions that belong on Server Fault are defined as follows: Please note that Server Fault is not for general computer troubleshooting questions; if you paid for that desktop ...
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where is meta super user on the list of stack exchange sites?

http://stackexchange.com/users/276507/neubert?tab=accounts I see meta stack over flow but not meta super user (which I just joined / posted to). One thing that's weird about meta super user... my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Shouldn't this Super User question automatically become CW? [closed]

The FAQ on CW posts states one reason for a post to automatically become CW: The question generates more than 30 answers (15 on Super User). In this case, the question and all answers will enter ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there plans to expand Super User to include languages other than English?

I'd like to ask if there are any plans on expanding Super User to include more languages? Sometimes it is hard for someone like me who isn't a native English speaker to explain what is happening, and ...
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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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Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User?

Are command prompt questions for Stack Overflow or Super User? I have no idea, they're both programming right? The question in question is specifically about diagnosing internet connectivity issues, ...
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Why can't I report a bad answer on Super User?

I saw a bad answer here. I understand why, as a new user, I can't do certain things like comment. But reporting is something I should be able to do. What reason is there for limiting new users from ...
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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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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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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" ...