Where on Stack Exchange should Debian specific questions be raised?

Two possibilities are here on Unix & Linux, and on Server Fault.

I'm guessing there isn't an equivalent of AskUbuntu for other Linux flavours?

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    Note that unless you are a professional system administrator, your Debian questions will not be on topic on Server Fault. This is by far the best place for them anyway.
    – terdon Mod
    Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 15:01
  • @terdon - is that really the case? Surely questions from an amateur server admin running a hobby server are legitimate to ask there!? Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 3:18
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    I believe Super User would also apply.
    – jdwolf
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 10:46
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    @JeremyDavis They have no way to check, who are you. The question has to be looking like coming from a professional. It is the theory. In practice, their this rule didn't result an elevated quality of the posts, but it resulted a lot of disappointed users.
    – peterh
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 6:15
  • @peterh - Thanks. FWIW, I'm sure that here is probably a better place for Debian server questions anyway, I was just being a bit of a wanker making a point... :) Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 6:39
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    @JeremyDavis it is true in that that is their scope. They only deal with professional systems; setting up your laptop is off topic there. They also expect a certain minimum level of knowledge. It is not a site for people who are learning *nix.
    – terdon Mod
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 8:53
  • A Debian SE would be great!
    – Corey
    Commented Nov 29, 2017 at 13:35

3 Answers 3


If we only consider Stack Exchange, the best venue for Debian questions is Unix.SE.

There aren’t many distribution-specific Stack Exchange sites; I’m only aware of Ask Ubuntu and elementary OS.


If you want to ask outside Stack Exchange there are many other places.


In my experience AskUbuntu is good for anything that is from the perspective of using Ubuntu as a GUI based desktop.

If my question relates to command line or is something general across linux distros I will use the Unix site.

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    Be aware that even though Ubuntu is Debian based, it doesn't mean that questions regarding Debian will be considered on-topic at AskUbuntu
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Nov 27, 2017 at 9:07

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