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This is a pretty good way to tell if you're on an SE site: I've never seen a copy-cat site that tried to trick you into thinking you're on an SE site; generally they just clone content to get hits. In any case, they can't trick you into giving them your account credentials since SE sites only offer OpenIDs; if a site asks you for your password it's not an ...


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The simple answer: Don't. The more detailed answer: Each SE has a specific set of FAQ and guidelines that specify what kind of questions may be appropriate there, and yes, there's a lot of overlap between the different SE sites. Your example is likely a usage issue of Apache on Ubuntu, so my gut feeling tells me that asking the question on Ask Ubuntu ...


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The question is one that asks for recommendations. As such it is off topic to all Stack Exchange sites - Stack Overflow and SuperUser included. It falls under the "Chatty and open ended" category.


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Ask Ubuntu is for (from their FAQ): Using and administering Ubuntu, including official Ubuntu derivatives. Running third-party applications on Ubuntu. Development on Ubuntu. Services provided by Ubuntu Any question not mentioned below or here are great! There are no "dumb" questions! Also from their FAQ: This is not the right place for: Linux ...


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Look for The genuine Stack Exchange™©® Logo in the upper left! All Stack Exchange (2.0) sites will have it. It's also your global network inbox, so it's particularly important to click on and know about. You can't miss it, really.


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Sometimes I wonder if programmers get overzealous in wanting to categorize everything in neat little buckets. Take source control. It most assuredly is something that programmers use, but everyone else? They might. It doesn't have the same effect when you're using it for binary files, so that limits its usefulness to outsiders, but... It's potentially used ...


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In fact, 'moderation' is done before the question ban kicks in, by community voting. People rate the content of the asker (since we're talking about questions here). If the content is consistently bad, as judged by the accumulated voting, then the question ban kicks in. By the time the 'automated' ban is live, the community has already said that the poster ...


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The FAQ for all three sites seems to cover it pretty well. Super User concerns itself with computer hardware, software, and personal home computing/networking; Unix and Linux concerns itself with *nix operating systems (not specifically a particular distro); and Ask Ubuntu concerns itself with questions in regards to Ubuntu and its official derivatives. To ...


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You should ask on Meta Super User rather than Meta Stack Overflow since your meta question is specifically about Super User's moderation policy. In general, Super User does not like non-technical questions, and your question is not strictly speaking about computer software or computer hardware but about the history of computer software. If your question ...


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Meta Stack Overflow is... special. It covers the dual task of being the Meta site for Stack Overflow and for the entire Stack Exchange network. The Meta sites for all the other sites are not separate. You cannot gain reputation there, they are an integral part of the main site they belong with, your account on such a normal meta site is not separate either. ...


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questions about an editor (ex. Visual Studio) are not... seriously? Programming tools questions are acceptable on SO. Period. Of course, if they're about using a programming tool to do something other than programming ("How do I spell-check my novella using Vim?") or just plain crap ("How do I write a Facebook in Visual Studio?") then they'll still get ...


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You simply don't have the required 50 reputation points to comment on Super User. You can however still comment on your own questions or answers. A question that you offered a bounty on is still not considered your post. You placed a bounty on that post but it still doesn't belong to you; the comment limitation is still enforced. Final thoughts There is ...


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The FAQ tells that tools are on-topic on Stack Overflow: software tools commonly used by programmers Since Git can be categorised as such, I would say that the question is valid.


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IDE use is appropriate for SO. Falls under "software tools commonly used by programmers" per FAQ.


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Yeah, it's an issue with CloudFlare. Happened on SU proper yesterday as well. We disabled in on Meta SU now and will continue to investigate.


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We use a democratic method of creating new sites - you can propose a new site on area51.stackexchange.com, the site that tracks the progress of new site proposals. it would be much easier if I had a translated version of Superuser to use. Well, there's always Google Translate - it can do whole pages too ;)


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It's not really "+" that's hurting you there. It's that there wasn't much else to your title beyond "+". See random's edit - that's what your title should have been: a short summary of the question you were asking. You're allowed 150 characters for titles. Don't be afraid to use 'em next time...


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Meta Stack Overflow covers the entire stack exchange network and because of this it's a little different. MSO has it's own reputation system, so you get rep for upvotes and lose rep for downvotes. MSO is its own site; whereas all the other meta sites are sub-sites of their respective mother sites. Because of this you don't need to create an account to ...


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If a question is specifically about the use of regex in program code, then it belongs on Stack Overflow. If it's about regex find-and-replace in, say, a text editor, then as far as I'm aware it's very much on topic for SU. This seems to be more of an issue with Notepad++ questions than regex questions. As somebody who regularly looks at notepad++ questions (...


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I would say this question would be fair game for Stack Overflow. An editor is a tool used in the development process; asking questions related to their use (as long as they somehow relate to the development process) is perfectly acceptable on StackOverflow. What I wouldn't consider fair game is if you asked something like, "Is there a good text editor for ...


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The question wasn't about programming, it was about Git usage. Technically, it's SU material, but version control applications are traditionally an exception that lives on SO rather than SU. This exception makes some sense inasmuch as version control is rarely used by non-programmers. This question was migrated by 5 community votes. I don't think they ...


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Um. It is right there in the footer of all SE sites: It is also on the master list: It has its own domain name as it was one of the original trilogy.


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There are tens of thousands of questions tagged with some variant of visual-studio on Stack Overflow, but only a few hundred on Super User. Questions about tools that are primarily used by programmers should be asked on SO. If the question is about a tool like vi (a text editor very commonly, but not exclusively, used by programmers), and it might easily ...


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There is a reputation minimum of 50 points before you can comment on any post. You have only 42 points on SuperUser, so you are no longer there. You can, however, comment on your own posts. The bonus you created yesterday may have contributed to your confusion; the reputation drop caused you to loose the privilege.


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Super User Super User for sure. ipconfig in itself isn't really programming, and your question regards diagnosing an issue with your computer, not code.


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There are a few issues here — there are quite a few sites that could be a good fit, and I don’t really know the norms of the sites other than my own. It’s not really a Super User question though — SU is meant for personal-use-type things (broadly). That said, I can’t realistically expect an SO (in lang) mod or user to have a perfect knowledge of my site. I’...


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You should choose the Stack Exchange site where you think your question has more chance to get an answer between those sites where the question is on-topic. If the question is about different aspects, for which a different Stack Exchange is appropriate, then you should split the question in different questions you ask in different Stack Exchange sites. You ...


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Looking at your Super User account, the OpenID you've used there is StackID, not LaunchPad I'd recommend you click on the "Add more logins" dialog that you get when you click on My Logins, and then proceed to login with your launchpad login after you logout of launchpad, and StackID. Doing so should merge your accounts


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Area51 is for when you want to start an completely new Q&A site, or want to help others starting a site Stack Overflow is for programming problems Programmers is for conceptual programming questions Code Review is for code reviews Super User is for not-programming related computer usage questions


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