I have found a few questions that look like they should belong in the Unix and Linux Stack Exchange. What should Ask Ubuntu questions involve that sets them apart from the ones in Unix/Linux SE?

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    Why not link to the questions? But basically, usually questions about unofficial derivatives can be migrated over. Feb 10, 2013 at 4:15
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    In such cases, if I know the answer, I generally answer it in short such that the person gets rid of the problem and provide links for further reading, explanation, and appropriate fora.
    – green
    Feb 10, 2013 at 8:46

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Anything that makes is an unofficial derivative is a candidate.

Anything that doesn't directly relate to Ubuntu or use on Ubuntu is a candidate.

It's CW so feel free to add candidate indicators.

  • What about questions that involve a low-level part of Ubuntu, or a GTK programming question? How technically deep is "too much"?
    – fouric
    Feb 10, 2013 at 4:21
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    That's a soft limit. If it get's answered here, great. Generally, the idea is: put it where it gets fixed and cross-link it if required Feb 10, 2013 at 4:25
  • What about the common rule observed, reading as "Don't migrate crap?" What would be the cutoff for a question's quality?
    – nanofarad
    Feb 10, 2013 at 13:20
  • @ObsessiveSSOℲ of course. I thought we were addressing indicators, not copy pasting the FAQ. Feb 10, 2013 at 13:45

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