This site really does baffle me. I do not understand what question someone could ask here that he or she could not ask on Stack Overflow.


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I would start by reading these:

If you still don't understand where your question can go, you can either ask about it on a site's Meta (although you will have to be somewhat specific so that you can be directed to the right site), in a site's chat room (you have sufficient reputation to go ask), or you can choose the site you think is the most appropriate and if it's off-topic but still a good question for someplace else, have it migrated (don't cross-post questions, though - we'll make sure the question gets to where it can be answered).

Examples of questions that were originally asked on Stack Overflow, but migrated here because they were off-topic there and on-topic here:

  • I read that post. Did you read the question? Does a question exist that I can ask here but not on stackoverflow? May 12, 2014 at 2:02
  • Yes. Most questions here not closed would likely be migrated here if asked on Stack Overflow.
    – Thomas Owens Mod
    May 12, 2014 at 2:03
  • Can you show a question that was migrated? I've been asking algorithm / conceptual question on stack overflow for years. May 12, 2014 at 11:50
  • @ThomasMcLeod I've added 8 examples to this post of questions that were migrated to Programmers from Stack Overflow. I think the help centers on the two sites make it very clear what is on-topic for each site. If a site could do something to make it more clear, please start a discussion on the appropriate Meta site.
    – Thomas Owens Mod
    May 12, 2014 at 11:57

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