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I have a question, but it may not fit best on Software Engineering. Where else can I ask it?

The following sites may be of interest to members of the Software Engineering community. Code Review Computational Science Computer Science CrossValidated Cryptography Database Administrators Data ...
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Where to ask about IT terminology?

Questions that ask about terminology are not automatically off topic, but asking them well is really difficult. A couple of issues incl. references to various pieces of guidance have been discussed ...
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Can I ask for resource recommendations here?

No, these questions are off-topic here. Very few communities take requests for resources. Two notable exceptions are Hardware Recommendations and Software Recommendations, both of which have strict ...
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Where to ask questions about how to write a job application?

This site is intended for questions that fit within the field of software engineering, in particular software engineering concepts and design-level questions. This site is not intended for questions ...
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Where does one ask questions about a specific programming problem?

If you have a question about a specific programming problem or tools commonly used by programmers, the right place to post this is on Stack Overflow. See their description of what is on-topic, how to ...
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Where to ask about IT terminology?

The problem with these questions is that, often, there is no agreed-upon terminology. What results is a lot of people posting their word or phase and then people voting up and down as if it was a ...
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Where do you think this question might go on stackexchange?

Try The Whiteboard, the sites chat room. That sort of question really doesn't fit a Q/A site, but more of a discussion type of format - chat is a great place for that. I can say from personal ...
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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow

I love the answer here What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? which is a quote from here, https://stackoverflow.blog/2010/12/17/introducing-programmers-stackexchange-com/: ...
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