I do not know what's wrong with this:


  • Why do people vote down questions like these? They OP is trying to learn something here, and voting down his question on meta isn't very helpful, even if it's in the FAQ. (I think we should instead appreciate the fact that the OP actually asked.) – user541686 Mar 22 '11 at 1:09
  • @Mehrdad: They spent the time clicking on the "meta" link and bothering other people, so why didn't they click the "faq" link that's right next to it and clearly offers faster answers? – Hello71 Mar 22 '11 at 2:01
  • @Hello71: I don't know, I wasn't the OP. But I don't think a speedy reply was an issue here, and -- judging from the OP's comment to Sathya's answer and the fact that the OP joined before WebApps launched -- I don't think he deserves a downvote for assuming that he could still post here, even if it was in the FAQ. – user541686 Mar 22 '11 at 2:11
  • @Mehrdad: This policy has been around for quite a while, long before WebApps or even Area 51 were around. – Hello71 Mar 22 '11 at 2:13
  • @Hello71: Okay, I didn't know that. But I still think two downvotes was kind of harsh, given that he OP actually cared enough to ask. – user541686 Mar 22 '11 at 2:14
  • @Mehrdad @Hell71 Thank you for your concern. Admittedly, I haven't read the FAQ very thoroughly. But I did look at it to see if hardware related questions are allowed. On the other hand I'm used to the fact that people vote up and down rather casually, resulting in a bias towards the extremes of the scale. – artistoex Mar 23 '11 at 7:11

From the FAQ:

and it is not about … [..]

  • websites or web services
  • But many questions here are somehow related to websites. I consider the question hardware related, which is explicitly included in the FAQ. But thanks anyway. – artistoex Mar 21 '11 at 14:04
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    If it's about if/whether website for x exists or how can I make use of feature x in a website/webapp - WebApps Stack Exchange covers that. Older questions exist because of change in policy that was done quite some time ago,. – Sathyajith Bhat Mar 21 '11 at 14:11

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