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What's the difference between Programmers and SO

Why does this site exist when there is Stack overflow already?!!

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    – greyfade
    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:10
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    Why does this question is here when there is meta programmers?
    – Manoj R
    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:10
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    Your kidding... have you seen the questions on this site?
    – user2528
    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:13

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This site is for more subjective questions than SO is for. SO is mostly about getting help, or a direct answer, for programming questions while this place has more argumentive answers.

  • So its for discussions and subjective questions? In that case a question like 'What is the best way to start on Ruby on rails' should go here or on SO? I ask this because I have seen these questions on SO when it should be here ideally.
    – bobbyalex
    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:35
  • My cent :- I really don't want to see these questions on stackoverflow. These type of question need their own space. Jan 12, 2011 at 6:46

So we can ask questions like https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/35887/why-programmers-when-stackoverflow-already-exists

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    Oh no an Overflow!!!
    – user2528
    Jan 12, 2011 at 6:12

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