Personally, I say, why not? I don't foresee many problems with it, and it's very likely our audience would be the best to deal with it. Should the proposal go through this time on Area 51, then I think we can re-address it then.
Historically, the policy has been allow, but discourage with regards to Windows pre-releases. That's because people googling issues about the production version of Windows may stumble upon questions about problems that have long been fixed, and get misled when they miss the "-preview" in the tag.
However, we can't really have a double standard between ...
We generally try to answer questions that are reasonably on-topic, and extend wide latitude in determining that.
In this question, a computer was an integral part of the OP's workflow. The phone was just the source of the files. The objective was to get the files onto DVDs that would be viewable by others. That process took place using a ...
There is some overlap depending on whether the question involves local programs or not.
If the question is about a local application (e.g. Photoshop CC), then it would be on-topic.
If it were about the interaction between a local application and the online service (e.g. uploading from Photoshop CC), it would be on-topic.
If the question were about the use ...
I think this would be on topic - it is a question regarding computer hardware, and is within the scope. It has a canonical answer as well - yes it will cause damage, or no it will not cause damage.
To quote our help section on what is on topic:
Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a
This is a challenging decision indeed. If somebody held a gun to my head and forced me to say "on-topic" or "off-topic" to that question, I would say it's on-topic. It's equivalent to asking how a torrent file is downloaded, with a preference for a non-highly-technical answer.
Suppose somebody asked how a Windows Installer transaction was sealed. If I ...
On Judaism.SE, posts related to Purim Torah, such as the question "Perl Programming in the Torah", get a big attached disclaimer included within the question's actual text:
This question is Purim Torah and is not intended to be taken completely seriously. See the Purim Torah policy.
Similarly, we questions about bleeding-edge Windows builds should be ...
Are new questions regarding Windows XP on-topic?
Short answer: Yes they are on-topic.
We allow all sorts of questions about old (outdated) operating systems.
We may not be able to answer them though ... and you may get people suggesting you should upgrade ...
This answer was inspired by Mokubai's comments (feel free to edit if it misses the mark).
Neither of the other answers really focuses on the critical criteria.
Whether or not a question is on-topic isn't governed by the potential answer; the question needs to be judged on its own merits. For example, a question can't request a software ...
Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki:
For questions dealing with the AWS services, themselves, or administrative tasks associated with the host, Server Fault may be a more appropriate site.
Subject of the question:
How to port saved FreeCiv games from Desktop to Android device?
I play FreeCiv on a Desktop computer where I have various games saved. I have recently acquired an Android device where I would like to resume some of these games
Considering our Help Page specially mentions:
and it is not about …
Yes, we should. Why not? If its a problem about computer hardware and software itself, and its generally available rather than something obscure or in closed beta, its entirely feasable to answer and we can clear them up later.
Signing up for the windows insider program is trivial in my experience, I just essentially needed to login.
The first place to visit is the tour. The next thing to look at is the help center article What topics can I ask about here?, which includes in the list of on-topic subjects:
personal and home computer networking
The question was migrated from Theoretical Computer Science to Server Fault, where it was closed as being not about business systems. ...
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 network.
The reason is that they tend to be very open-ended and don't have any particular right or wrong answer. The best people can do is cite rumors or articles ...
I agree that too many questions
that are posted on a site where they are on-topic
get erroneously migrated to Stack Overflow.
This is a bigger problem on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange,
where some people react to anything that looks like source code
the way people in warm climes react to a snowflake,
but I guess it’s a problem here on Super User, too.
Only if the problem is in connecting them to a computer, using standard software provided for them to do so.
If the problem is in using them with a smartphone application then for Android phones or tablets you may be able to ask at Android Enthusiasts or for iOS devices there is Ask Different. For using the webapp there would be Web Applications.
Well, in a sense.
I'd go with "This is what I need" and "this is what I tried, and these things suck".
So, I'd suggest you reword this somewhat.
I would like to change the indentation for all regular text in a large document, using MS Word 2010, so that the distance to the left border is increased. Indentation for all other types of text should remain ...
I think a good chunk of the problem is really that the lines here are pretty blurred.
The first question probably could involve the desktop client - which is the reason I undid it. The desktop client, however is probably just a electron front end for the web client. Issues that have to do with the desktop client, and use of it are definitely on topic (even ...
Guidance for one facet, possibly a bullet in the wiki:
For questions about the operating system or any PC application hosted on AWS, post here on Super User (or any site on which the question's subject matter would be on topic for a PC).
Super User is about home computing and generally those kinds of problems normal users are facing. Certainly not about how a program runs on a supercomputer when you don't have access to the machine.
Also, how long such a program will run is quite hard to say without considering all possible factors. It's like asking how long a piece of string is.
If it was beta software that only a few people are never likely to use them it should be closed as it would not have a widely applicable audience. Bugs in beta software are subject to flux and get fixed quickly and so a question about specific bugs would have only a small time window of applicability.
The Windows prerelease software is, essentially, ...
I guess it comes from Discord's weird parlance where "server" means my instance of a managed slack-team-equivalent while the traditional definition of "server" is something quite different.
Looking at the comments on the original page, the misunderstanding was the primary reason, it should not have been closed as off-topic on WebApps and has been reopened ...
Depends on what the question is asking.
If they want to configure or update settings of a webapp or web service, when on that service itself, then it's better for Web Apps .
If they actually are installed against the browser, and it requires/asks about changing browser settings, like shortcut keys, icon, or keywords used to trigger, then that is when it is ...
Yes you can ask about using MS Office Word.
To help get answers remember to provide info such as your version, maybe what OS you're using, and what you've attempted so far to help narrow down the focus and relevancy of answers.