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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 Nov 16 '17 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!? – Jeremy Davis Nov 22 '17 at 3:18
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    I believe Super User would also apply. – jdwolf Nov 22 '17 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 says reinstate Monica Nov 24 '17 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... :) – Jeremy Davis Nov 24 '17 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 Nov 24 '17 at 8:53
  • A Debian SE would be great! – Corey Nov 29 '17 at 13:35
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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.

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

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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 Nov 27 '17 at 9:07

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