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Confused where to ask question!

There are A LOT OF forums for asking our questions about computers! Sometimes I really get confused where to ask to get the best answer in the shortest time. For example, I have a question about ...
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Are questions about specific models of hardware okay?

I'd like to know whether Logitech K310 "washable" keyboard is still washable with one of the keys removed. Would such question be okay?
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Running A Linux Based Distro On A Samsung Chromebook?

I would like to ask the following question on Superuser, but before posting would like to know if it is suitable or not: Is it possible to run a linux based distro eg Ubuntu on a Samsung Chromebook ...
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Ascii-art tag question marked as off-topic

I saw this question, which piqued my interest as I'd not seen the tag used before. It was closed as off-topic, which leads to my question; what would be an on-topic ascii-art question? If there aren't ...
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What is our stance on questions “Is there any software that can do X or can it be achieved natively with Windows"?

What is our stance on questions “Is there any software that can do X or can it be achieved natively with Windows"? Are they on-topic or off-topic? I don't know if that's regarded as a software ...
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Are questions about the decisions to limit a feature on-topic?

A Lenovo staff says that the bluetooth keyboards of the Yoga model are only compatible with the same model, not with other devices. Therefore my other computer cannot detect it. I want to know why ...
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Is a bittorrent question relevant to superuser.com?

I put up a question which got flagged as being off-topic with it being suggested to edit the question and putting it on superuser.com but before doing that, asking here. Could somebody look at it and ...
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Are questions about my home router and my VoIP Android app on-topic?

I have a Linksys WRT54GL at home. VoIP works as a softphone on my PC, but not with CSipSimple. Is Super User OK with that kind of question? I feel like Android Enthusiasts is not right place ...
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Hackintosh vs. fair use

Note: Cross-posted on SE Law to get thoughts from legal experts there. Follow up question to Revisit the Hackintosh policy. Use case: I create a userscript (in a [licenced] Windows or a Linux) and ...
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How to know where my question belongs to

Is there some decision diagram, how to determine where my question belongs to? Often it's hard to decide if my question is for Superuser × Stack Overflow, Superuser × Android Enthusiast × Ask ...
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Asking about replacement/change of Micro-USB and USB-C on topic?

I have a small Bluetooth device that is currently in need of a replacement charge port. it is currently using a Micro-USB port, but I thought I might be able to upgrade to a USB-C port instead (purely ...
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List guess-the-application as off-topic in the FAQ list

The answer to "Are 'Guessing Game' type questions allowed on SU?" says guessing-the-software questions are banned. Fine, but that information should be in the FAQ list under "and it is not about" or ...
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Are .htaccess questions ever on-topic on SuperUser?

.htaccess is well discussed on StackOverflow's meta, in particular there are a lot of discussions about whether, and exactly when, questions about .htaccess and URL rewrites, and so on, are on-topic. ...
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Why is this question off topic?

I don't know why the following question is off topic: https://superuser.com/q/456716/109333 I thought a system administrator was a super user. Are there any Stack Exchange sites I can migrate ...
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Is SuperUser for IBM/PC only?

I have recently asked this question about file management issues with the mobile version of Foxit in iOS. The question was downvoted and marked as off-topic as it belongs to apple.SE. I am just ...
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Ambiguity between SuperUser and Unix/Linux

I have a doubt of what exactly is the scope of SU and Unix/Linux Websites, when it comes to Questions about Unix. I have seen a few questions, one example is I need to rename all image files in a ...
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Are tool requests on topic?

Are questions asking for a particular tool providing certain functionality on topic or not? I don't use SuperSure.SE often so I'm not entirely sure what is in scope and what isn't. The faq made me ...
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Where SHOULD I ask about licensing? [duplicate]

In a recent question (about running VMs on my desktop) I received a comment that licensing issues are outside the scope of this site and "we're not lawyers". Fair enough, if that's the rule that's ...
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Is a question about finding a video conferencing venue appropriate for SuperUser?

I want to get some advice about how to arrange a venue for confidential video conferencing--home won't work because of a shared living situation, and obviously a wi-fi cafe is far too public. Is ...
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Asking about the popularity of a package manager

Is it on-topic for Super User to ask a question regarding the popularity/popular acceptance of a specific package manager (for Windows)?
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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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Is comparing motherboards primarily opinion based? [duplicate]

I am seeing people ask questions about Intel and AMD motherboards and trying to compare the features. Do we entertain these opinion based questions? This is tricky to flag. We know that motherboard ...
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Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as "not about computer hardware or software"?

Regarding the question: How does BlueJeans estimate the number of meeting participants? Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as "This question ...
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Why was this question about sharing internet connection to a phone not closed as off topic? [closed]

These two questions: Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth sharing internet connection to browse internet on my phone The second question was closed as off topic, which means is not supposed ...
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Is explaining the existence or construction of Easter eggs in scope?

I posted a question about an Easter egg where a moderator almost immediately closed it as off-topic. I've been around on here long enough to know that my question isn't a lone exception, and that ...
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What is the Super User community for?

I have accounts on Stack Overflow and Ask Ubuntu and they cover almost all my queries. I just joined Super User, and I want to know which topics are supported and which types of questions are asked in ...
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Can we make Raspberry Pi questions off-topic and avoid hurting Raspberry Pi.SE?

If we were to accept Raspberry Pi questions as on-topic, we would be taking a huge amount of traffic away from the Raspberry Pi.SE community. People will find our community instead of theirs, our ...
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Proposal: Merge SuperUser, Unix&Linux, ServerFault, AskUbuntu, AskDifferent

Most of the questions are the same (configurations, non-programming) and it would benefit from having more people looking at questions. Some of those sites don't get a lot of traffic, the response ...
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