Is it proper to invite directly in the tag excerpt the users to consider to post elsewhere?
For what I read [1,2,3,4...] it seems we should not.

In the Ubuntu tag one on SU, in this moment, is reported:

A free, open-source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. You may want to consider asking on https://askubuntu.com/.

I'm specifically thinking about a new user that is reading the excerpt to understand its scope.

If this is proper shouldn't be written too when to go on askubuntu or when on Unix & Linux when instead to post here?

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    That is just the tag summary. The reset of the tag includes: "There is a Stack Exchange site dedicated to Ubuntu, which is also a good place to ask any Ubuntu-related questions if you can't find an answer on Super User."
    – DavidPostill Mod
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:46
  • This is what I (and mainly any of the users) see with a mouse-over event (over the tag), on the page that appears when I click on the tag. The full wiki page was seen about 500 times in the last 5 years meanwhile the excerpt it's for sure seen more time, since there are ~13000 questions so tagged. It's a similar situation in the ubuntu-server tag. Ps> (Thanks for the SE-SU fixing @DavidPostill).
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:56
  • I think it is indeed proper. But when it is not proper is entirely based on the case itself. In other words "it depends" on the specific tag except.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:58
  • @DavidPostill However I think is not proper too to write so. It seems we say Ubuntu users are not welcome here.
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 15:58
  • @Ramhound So we are only kindly invite to reconsider the SU choice in favour of AskUbuntu (when you try to use that tag). if it even was, we should at least say when it is better to go. (And why not to remember even Unix&Linux one?) Consider even that there are many not "native English speakers" , and google translator/chrome translate in some other languages simply "it is suggested to".
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 16:08
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    @Hastur - It is only a suggestion. ALL questions about Unix, Linux, and Ubuntu are on topic here.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 16:26
  • @Ramhound This is the point. We suggest to go elsewhere and it's all. We do not add WHEN to go there, we do not say but here is ok. The message is Ubuntu users go home :-) even if we do not want.
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 16:35
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    You are reading into what is being said. I suggest just reading what is said. As pointed out we are limited to what can be said in the summary ( length ) the current summary is valid. We do suggest that questions specifically about Ubuntu might get more attention and higher quality answers there.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 16:43
  • @Ramhound: You do not say specifically. You say generically go there. Why for Windows we do not suggest "You may want to consider asking to microsoft technical center" ?
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 17:19
  • @Hastur - Because there is no such thing as "Microsoft technical center", even if there was, it wouldn't be a SE website.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 17, 2015 at 4:42
  • While I don't have any comment to this tag, I'm glad that android tag has site recommendations, because mobile-related question is off-topic here.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Oct 19, 2015 at 2:02

1 Answer 1


Generally just because another site exists that covers a subset of Super User doesn't make all of that subset found on Super User no longer welcome or wanted.

Related to migrations, most are not migrated unless the asker themselves prefer to shift the target audience.

To clear up any implicit "go somewhere else instead and don't bother here" tone, it's been reworded to:

Free, open-source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu questions are on topic here, but if you prefer an Ubuntu-only audience there is AskUbuntu.com.

With the tag info page expanding on it slightly with:

The related Stack Exchange site, AskUbuntu, exists if you would prefer an Ubuntu-only audience, as opposed to the multi-environment/operating system one found here on Super User.

Which should better reason why a user may want to consider the other site.

  • The "A" could be removed along with the "Free, open-source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux." part of the excerpt supposedly as is the style that never stops being talked about
    – random Mod
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 20:43
  • I appreciate your intervention. Especially the part about "as opposed to the multi-environment/operating system". Don't worry I will not do here a querelle about the style or the grammar. Not here. :-)
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 22:53
  • The question It's about the multi-environment nature of this site. I really like it. Today Win7 40k, Linux 32.4k, Wind 29.4k,Osx 16k, network 16k, Ubuntu 13k questions. An harmony of balanced tones. I think that to write only for Ubuntu and not for Apple and Windows that there are other "fundamentalist" mono system places out of there is the same then to break this balance. (I refer not only to sisters on the stack exchange network, but even to Microsoft itself).
    – Hastur
    Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 22:55
  • There is no Microsoft SE website though.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Oct 17, 2015 at 4:43
  • I like how this answer incorporates subtleties of the question in focus
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Oct 17, 2015 at 5:14

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