For the last few days now, I've seen some questions either closed or moved to SuperUser.

Why is that?

  • because it's non-programming questions
    – x2
    Aug 28, 2009 at 11:37
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    Ironic that a question about migration is migrated? Awesome!
    – Diago
    Aug 28, 2009 at 11:55

3 Answers 3


Because SuperUser is for questions that are from a general hardware or software perspective. Many people will mistakenly think that StackOverflow is going to help them with making their computer work, so we will migrate it to our other site.

Also, ServerFault exists for questions that are more networking and SysAdmin related.

  • Should be specified that home networking belongs on SU, for realsies networking belongs on SF.
    – Eric
    Aug 28, 2009 at 11:44
  • That's why I included "SysAdmin related".
    – TheTXI
    Aug 28, 2009 at 11:47
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    @TheTXI: Yes, but I wanted to use the term "for realsies networking" for the Google spider.
    – Eric
    Aug 28, 2009 at 11:49
  • (fwiw, no one is going to Google "for realsies networking")
    – Jonik
    Aug 28, 2009 at 12:31
  • @Jonik: I was planning to a minute ago. Now I'm planning to write a script to do it every 3 minutes instead. :)
    – Dr. Gonzo
    Aug 28, 2009 at 14:44

Because the sites each have a different content and audience focus. See the FAQ for details.


If the question is related to a computer hardware or software in general then they belong to superuser.com

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