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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 does my tool question go?

Question is About Finding a Development Tool For A Specific Purpose Asking for software recommendations is on topic at Software Recommendations. However, if you decide to post the question on that ...
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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow

(special edition for folks coming from Math.SE, reposted from Math meta - screen shot / 10K link) Hint: Software Engineering Stack Exchange doesn't do coding help and expect research before asking ...
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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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Is it OK to ask questions about database design on Programmers?

Questions about database design are on topic. However, the close votes aren't because your question is about database design, but because you are asking for speculation on what a small handful of ...
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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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Should questions about iTunes Connect be asked on Stack Overflow or here?

One of the on topic points on Ask Different is: Apple services including iTunes Connect (selling music, books, apps) You may want to check out the existing questions with the itunes-connect tag ...
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Question on role duties

This question would not be a good fit for the site. The answers are highly dependent on company and opinion. There is no general rulebook on titles in the IT field. Apart from that we generally ...
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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 to ask scientific-programming-education questions?

In our experience, resource recommendation questions and career/education advice questions like the one you're suggesting do not "generate lasting value" because: The answers are guaranteed to change ...
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Is question about user interface optimization on topic?

This sounds more like a question for Code Review. You have working code, but want to improve it, so it's not suitable for Stack Overflow. Programmers is really for questions you'd have at the start ...
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Is this question appropriate here?

This would not be appropriate on Programmers. Our Help Center states that questions asking for recommendations on software tools is off topic. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/help/on-...
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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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Could a question about the appropriatenss of a tool for a particular use-case fit in here?

Yes, I think that kind of questions can be on-topic here. However, the specific question that the link refers to would not be a good fit, as it seems to be too broad.
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