Or should we focus on desktop and servers should go on ServerFault?

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Sorry to ask back: Shall we close Ubuntu and the Desktop users go to SuperUser?

And now serious: I think Ubuntu server is a part of the Ubuntu universum, there are as well Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu studio, Ubuntu netbook remix, Ubuntu privacy remix, ...

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    Touché. I suppose you have a point. Commented Aug 5, 2010 at 13:06

Question about Ubuntu servers are certainly not off-topic, since Ubuntu is one of the Ubuntu flavors. That does not mean they would be off-topic on serverfault, especially if they are general. Some overlap is unavoidable.


Seems like the same basic issue as How do we tell if a question belongs here, or rather at stackoverflow/superuser?

It simply depends on the question.

Any basic question where the answer involves pointing the user to /etc/apache2/sites-{available,enabled}/ or /etc/apache2/mods-{available,enabled}/ certainly feels relevant for this site. On the other hand, to continue with an Apache example, a question comparing the benefits of different MPM:s (prefork, worker, etc) might do better at Server Fault.


I would say that if it is specifically about ubuntu server then yes. If we want to be a better community we should answer more. So people would come to Ask Ubuntu as a first resource.

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