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Where do EC2 and AWS questions truly belong?

Converting/distilling some of my comments into an answer... Yes, we should update our tag wikis to not unconditionally point people at webapps.SE when they have an AWS or EC2 related question. But ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

Why was my question deleted as "off topic: not related to hardware/software" even though McAfee is definitely a software ? Your question was automatically deleted due to the fact it was ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

Moab isn't a moderator. I do know all the moderators and can assure you none of them work for McAfee, as far as I know I feel like you're looking at the wrong comment - anti virus software tends to be ...
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Where can I post a Winter Bash test question?

According to Is there a sandbox to post test questions? you can use the Formatting Sandbox. Unfortunately the Formatting Sandbox only allows new answers to be posted not questions. However, one of the ...
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Is this question about automation appropriate for SuperUser?

SuperUser is not a free script/code writing service. If your question tells us what you have tried so far (include the scripts/code you are already using) and where you are stuck, then we can try to ...
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Where do EC2 and AWS questions truly belong?

In addition to the excellent answer by allquixotic, I'd recommend everyone considering cloud questions to vote on the Practical Cloud Computing proposal at Area51. I'm not behind it, but I'd very much ...
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A weird Web 1.0 nazi site wants help. How to handle?

While we don't want that sort of content here - but we don't police what people do off this site, and unless there's a clear interaction or reproduction of that content on the site, well its not our ...
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When is cost an on-topic question?

Let's start with the Help section. It says that the site is focused on problem solving. Its guidance: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. ...
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Do we need a separate site for "researchers"?

I've commented my feelings on each of these questions.... Overall I don't see the need for a 'research' based site, especially if said research is on linux/unix systems (which it generally is). What ...
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Are Windows bug reports on topic here?

Super User is a question-and-answer site. As such, questions on it should be specific questions or problems that need to be solved. If you were going to post a bug report here, you would absolutely ...
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Is there an easy way to find out what this site's on-topic and off-topic questions are?

What is currently written in the tour: Ask about... Specific issues with computer software, hardware or networking Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered Don't ask about... Anything ...
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Why is a question about ripping TikTok videos off-topic, but a [youtube-dl] tag exists?

You are essentially asking what tools websites and webapps use to erase watermarks. Websites and webapps are off topic here and their inner workings are down to how the site was coded, and we have no ...
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Why was I accused of spreading ransomware (and had my question deleted) for asking about stopping a McAfee service?

I think the other answers are great but I'd like to put the situation into a different perspective. The main reason folks do not want to discuss ways to stopping a corporate antivirus product are ...
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Where do Google Cloud Platform questions belong?

I believe there needs to be one more technical SE site created for this. Something like cloudops.stackexchange.com (Cloud Operations) for AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Azure questions that pertain to ...
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Post Closed - Primarily Opinion Based - But it does not appear to be opinion based to me

Well - broadness isn't just for solutions, it is for problems. Incidentally I hate it when folks go "What about all these other questions" - it just is kind of a "If my question gets closed all the ...
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Are coding cash bounties allowed on SuperUser?

Are offers like this allowed on Superuser? Offers to pay someone to do some work have never been allowed on the Stack Exchange network: I totally appreciate your willingness to reward people's ...
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Are Windows bug reports on topic here?

There is an official way to report bugs in Windows 10. It is called Windows Feedback and can be accessed through the Start Menu (I just typed feedback into the search box). There is an interesting ...
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Where can I ask questions that aren't Super User questions?

Sathya's answer focuses on topicality. Questions can also be on-topic but be a bad fit for Super User for other reasons. Brainstorming questions often aren't a good fit because the question seeks to ...
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Is this question about processor licensing off-topic?

Questions starting with why that involve human factors (in your case, you're specifically asking why people in a company don't do a particular thing) are off-topic pretty much across the entire SE ...
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Are questions about Smart TVs on-topic?

No. Smart TVs are not on topic here. They count as "electronic devices" or "media players" as per our on-topic page. and it is not about … electronic devices, media players, cell ...
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Is asking about 2.4 GHz WiFi congestion on-topic on Super User?

Yes From the Help Centre (emphasis mine) Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … computer hardware, computer software, or personal and home computer ...
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Do we need a separate site for "researchers"?

My reaction was pretty similar to djsmiley2k's. The vast majority of questions in the list would either fit well within existing sites' scopes or are bad questions for the SE model. The best ...
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When is cost an on-topic question?

Cost should never be the primary focus of a question. Cost is not actually a problem with computer hardware or software. Cost might be a factor in choosing between two ways of doing things, but any ...
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Do we need a separate site for "researchers"?

Thats... unusual. I don't ever recall this ever happening. With the current SE site model, overlap happens so its probably as much "can this site survive" as "will questions get asked elsewhere". ...
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Clarification of question's acceptability in advance

The TOPIC of this question is on topic on SuperUser, but in the state you have proposed it would be closed for not providing enough information and not demonstrating sufficient self-effort. "I ...
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Clarification of question's acceptability in advance

Have you looked at the help center? We're actually having some conversations about making it better so... if you have specific issues with finding it, letting us know would be useful. You can ask if ...
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A weird Web 1.0 nazi site wants help. How to handle?

I took a look at the Web site you mentioned. What I saw was totally inacceptable: weird antisemitic claims, including denigration of the Jews and denial of the Holocaust. This constitutes a crime in ...
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Where should I ask questions about setting up phone systems on Stack Exchange?

I can't do anything about the downvotes but I've messed around with the theory behind this and have a few observations. I've done an edit that should have it in better shape, but I think this is one ...
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Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need?

Putting together the key points from your original question and your Meta question: Are there any NVME drives above 2TB that are one-sided? Such a product either exists, or it doesn't. And any ...
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Are questions on the cause of server responses on-topic?

If the problem is centered on your computer, browser or network hardware that you own then it is on topic at Super User. If the problem is that your ISP has problems then it is very much on the cusp. ...
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