I found no site in SE for micro-controller programming. The proposed site for Embeded systems is closed down due to lack of "good response".

This being a programmers' site, it is the next logical place to ask. However I found too few questions on micro-controllers. So the question :

Are questions regarding micro-controller appropriate for this site?

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I think questions about micro-controllers would be more appropriate for Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange than Programmers, they have over 800 micro-controller questions, while we only have 1, yours. Also Programmers is more focused on conceptual questions, technical questions about programming (implementation issues, coding tools, etc) belong on Stack Overflow.

You should read their FAQ thoroughly and browse the site for a while, and if you feel it's a better place for your question, I could migrate it there.

  • OK. I assumed programming was the place to ask. Please migrate this question.
    – VedVals
    Nov 22, 2012 at 11:46
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    @ved2254 Don't worry about posting here, it's an interesting question and we'll find a better home for it (also the downvote will go away with the migration). It seems though that Stack Overflow is also a good fit for it. Will chat with both sites' mods and see what the more appropriate site is.
    – yannis
    Nov 22, 2012 at 11:49
  • Yeeppii for the new home!
    – VedVals
    Nov 22, 2012 at 11:51
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    @ved2254 - we're Programmers not Programming. Coding questions should go to Stack Overflow.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:00
  • @YannisRizos I'd appreciate it more if you contact area51 mods to re-open embedded systems. Will help many people.
    – VedVals
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:14
  • @ved2254 Hm, that's something you could do yourself by posting a question in the Area51 discussion zone. Also Area51 doesn't have mods, it's moderated directly by Stack Exchange. But you should also give Electrical Engineering a chance, they have tons of questions on embedded systems, I don't see much point in a more specialized site.
    – yannis
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:17
  • The point is that electrial focuses on connections while stack overflow on coding. I need equal collaboration of both. Still, thanks, I might just get the answer in electrical.
    – VedVals
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:23
  • @ved2254 Well it's not really my field, so I can't really say if a site on embedded systems would be useful or not, you should make a case for it on the Area51 discussion zone.
    – yannis
    Nov 22, 2012 at 12:24

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