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Questions tagged [allowed-topics]

Any concerns about the scope of the site, as explained in the FAQ

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When is cost an on-topic question?

We sometimes get questions related to cost; some remain open and some are closed. But especially the ones that are closed lead to arguments in the comments because there is a gray area where cost isn'...
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Are coding cash bounties allowed on SuperUser?

I wish to offer payment for a 5 minute configuration via remote connection on my router to fix a configuration issue. Are offers like this allowed on SuperUser?
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Do we need a separate site for “researchers”?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Super User, Server Fault, Computational Science, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research computing ...
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Is this question about processor licensing off-topic?

Question in question: CPU Technology Licensing - Why Not? To the best of my understanding, I am asking a question in the right place, per https://superuser.com/help/on-topic, under the category "...
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Are questions about use of mobile apps on topic here? [duplicate]

Are questions about use of mobile apps on topic here? Especially apps without readily available customer support? In particular I've got a non-platform-specific usage question about Uber.
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Where do EC2 and AWS questions truly belong?

I am a moderator on Web Applications, and I would like to address the points of this Web Apps Meta question to a wider audience, because we get more than a handful of questions on these topics that ...
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Are Windows bug reports on topic here?

Recently I discovered that Microsoft has no public way of reporting on bugs regarding the Windows operating system. The only current alternative is the Microsoft Community, which is not really a bug ...
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Are general networking/protocol questions on topic here?

I know questions about specific web services are off topic here. But there are general networking questions about protocols that don’t involve a web service nor they are related to a professional ...
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Are questions about AutoCAD usage on topic here?

Are questions about general AutoCAD usage on topic here (not for any specific field, I'm just teaching myself how to use it as a general skill)? There is the CAD proposal, but it's just a proposal, ...
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Will Windows Phone questions be on topic when Windows 10 is released?

Will Windows Phone questions be on topic when Windows 10 is released? Releated: How are we going to deal with Windows 8 on ARM? and Should Tablet Computer questions be allowed on Super User? Windows ...
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Is this site suitable for asking questions on how to do something in VIM?

I'd like to know how to do something more efficiently in VIM. Is SU the site for such questions?
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Are questions about modifying Android hardware on-topic?

Questions about the Android platform on SuperUser are routinely migrated to Android, but apparently questions about modifying Android hardware are off-topic there. So....are questions about modifying ...
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Questions about bypassing or circumventing network security

I have seen a number of questions on how to bypass network security. I was wondering if superuser (or stackexchange) had a policy or stock answer about this? As a regular kind of user, I can ...
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Are questions about business servers operated for personal purposes on topic here? [duplicate]

I came across this question, which is specific to rackmount server hardware. On first glance, this question would appear to be best for Server Fault because SF specializes in business computer systems....
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How should we handle questions involving (non-Windows CE-based) Windows Embedded?

Similar to How should we treat questions involving mobile computers like barcode scanners that use Windows Mobile?, how should we handle questions involving Windows Embedded 7 or other non-Windows CE-...
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Do computer terminology questions belong here or on EL&U?

This comment suggests that a question I asked about computer terminology should be on English Language and Usage instead. This question isn't off topic for Super User because it is a computer-related ...
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If FAQ forbids shopping questions, what is a shopping tag for?

If the FAQ forbids shopping questions, what is the shopping tag for?
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Rep-mining / Using the site as a blog

I’ve noticed recently that numerous users (including high-rep users and even moderators) have been posting generic, hypothetical questions, followed immediately by an answer and accepting it. I don’t ...
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What's the proper role with respect to third-party EULA's, NDA's, and other agreements?

It's not uncommon on superuser, programmers, and stackoverflow to come across questions that involve, or where the answer may involve, violating some agreement that may exist between the OP and some ...
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Why are smartphone-related questions considered off-topic on superuser.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a modern phone not a computer? In the F.A.Q. it is written that the site is about questions about "computer software" and "not about electronic devices, media players, cell ...
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Asking about a specific virus when others are closed

After searching virus questions on Super User, I've noticed that many are closed. Is this site the place to ask a question about a specific virus on a home PC running Window 7? Specifically, I want ...
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Are “X vs Y” product comparison questions not constructive?

The comparison of two distinct products with similar purposes, as in this question, seems to be the sort of question that solicits opinion and therefore not constructive. However, these questions are ...
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Please vote on proposed changes to our policy on tablet computers

We recently asked how you feel about questions regarding Windows 8 on ARM. After looking through the answers and comments there, and some lengthy discussion amongst the moderators, we've come up with ...
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Which Stack Exchange site is appropriate for asking Blackberry/BIS questions?

I have a question on BIS/BlackBerry. Is Super User appropriate for that?
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Where can I ask about “Google Reader”?

Is this the right place to ask a question about RSS feed items in Google Reader? If not, on which Stack Exchange site can I ask such a question?
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The right place

I have asked this: Can I have a QR code that will create a contact on the device? I got the answer, but it was closed as off topic. How bout moving it maybe to StackOverflow? or another more suitable ...
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Are questions about online backup services on-topic?

Are questions about online backup services like: Dropbox Mozy CrashPlan on-topic for Super User?
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Should questions about using a gaming console as a PC be allowed?

As you all probably know, gaming questions have long been off-topic on SuperUser. This has included questions limited to consoles, even though they are technically "computers". I generally agree ...
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Can I ask questions about software that is intended to be used online?

Can I ask questions about software that is intended to be used online? An example could be online virus scanning software. In the FAQ, does it only refer to software that users install?
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“iBooks vs. Kindle in terms of number of textbooks for students” — appropriate question?

Is Superuser the appropriate site to ask about whether the Kindle or iBooks platform has more textbooks available and which platform offers a better experience (i.e., I've seen the Apple ads with the ...
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Can I ask a question about how to disconnect someone from linkedin?

I think it will be "out of scope"... But I don't know where to ask this question on SE...
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File Purpose and Usage Questions

I've often had to go search for files that I've found running on my computer, and I want to find out what they are, and if they're ok. I usually do a lot of googling to find the answer, but have ...
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How is the term “Computer” defined on Super User?

The arguments over whether a tablet counts as a computer this rather lovely Ars Technica article on why they think a tablet is a PC as well as a chat conversation over this question got me thinking ...
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Should Tablet Computer questions be allowed on Super User? [duplicate]

The current policy by community consensus is: Allow appropriate tablet questions, but not actively encourage iOS and Android. Basically they will be treated like Ubuntu and OS X are treated right ...
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Do questions on search engine optimization belong here? If not, where do they belong?

E.g. I want to ask a question like: http://www.quora.com/SEO/If-you-re-use-your-Internet-name-on-numerous-sites-is-there-a-way-to-make-your-name-on-one-site-appear-before-your-name-on-another-site ...
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How should we treat questions involving mobile computers like barcode scanners that use Windows Mobile?

UPDATE - I found this proposal over on area51. It suggests a StackExchange site for Windows Mobile. Go follow it if you want to see this! I've been using a computer like this at work for the last ...
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Are questions related to repairing a console on-topic?

According to this questions that are only about consoles are off-topic. However I was wondering if this is the same for questions that aren't about gaming, but rather repairing a console. For ...
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Questions about IP Phones: Off-topic?

I'm trying to ascertain whether or not questions about IP phones (in my case, Cisco) are on-topic or off-topic for SuperUser. I read this question, which basically says: If its problems using ...
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Is superuser the proper channel to ask AutoCAD-related questions?

After checking out all the other StackExchange sites, CAD questions do not seem to fit into any category except maybe superuser. In the FAQ, superuser is described as encompassing general software or ...
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Are TeX/LaTeX questions off-topic?

This question was closed as off-topic. Yet it fits squarely within the topic of Super User as defined by the FAQ (it's a question about the beamer plug-in for the TeX program, to put it into general ...
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How do web-software related questions differ in superuser from questions in webapps of stackexhange?

I guess the web related software questions can be asked in either of the websites - superuser or webapps? Am I correct?
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Is it ok to post questions about Dreamboxes on SU?

Hi, Dreamboxes are Linux-powered TV receivers. Is it ok to ask questions about them on SU? If not, where should I post them?
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Questions asking for manual identification of fonts?

I've seen several question related to fonts on SU. While I do believe that fonts can be considered software related, I've noticed that a subset of those questions asks superusers to manually identify ...
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Questioning whether question deserved to be closed

This question: https://superuser.com/questions/164876/opinions-on-areca-backup I was looking forward to getting people's opinions. I haven't heard of the program before and wanted to know if others ...
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Appropriate site for question about Google Groups?

I was about to ask a question on Super User about problems I've been having accessing Google Groups, but then I noticed that a lot of questions on that site having to do with web apps were being ...
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superuser.com getting useless for me

I am getting fed up with some of my questions getting closed on superuser.com. Like this one https://superuser.com/questions/142537/website-which-helps-a-user-pick-a-motherboard-closed & https://...
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What's with the recent slew of web questions on SU?

I know they come in now and then, but they were definitely getting closed for a while there. But in the last few days I have seen several "web" questions that didn't get closed. What's going on? Fluke ...
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Where should questions about mobile devices, phones, gadgets, etc be asked?

I was wondering where should I post slightly off-topic questions. As I've read on SuperUser its only about computer hardware and software. Do the various USB gadgets fit in the 'hardware' category? ...
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Super User question about manufacturer support web site resources: on or off topic?

Is the following question on- or off-topic for Super User: https://superuser.com/questions/123357/service-tag-urls I choose to interpret the FAQ liberally, and the question as I see it does relate ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read our FAQ? We get a lot of non computer related questions on here. Yes, someone here might be able to help you, but you'll find that ...