https://nixos.org/community/ says the NixOS community is active on StackOverflow.

Are NixOS questions about programming?

Are they more suitable at SO or Unix StackExchange? If latter,

  • How can those policing at SO tolerate that?
  • Could someone reach out to the NixOS community and the SO community to let them know that this site would be a more suitable choice? Thanks.
  • Note that a lot of people out there seem to think that StackOverflow is the only StackExchange site. We even have users here on U&L that calls this site "StackOverflow". What I'm saying is that the text you point to may not actually have received much thought. We cater for questions regarding the use and administration of any Unix system (with the usual exceptions around the applications running on top of macOS and other Apple OSes, which the askdifferent site cares more about)
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Oct 27, 2023 at 18:14
  • Note that this site, U&L, is not SO, and it is also not the NixOS community, so it seems as if asking here about issues relating to SO and the NixOS community is not really reaching the right people. If you want to know about the moderation policies of SO, ask at SO. If you want to change a web page authored by the NixOS people, reach them in a more direct manner.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Oct 28, 2023 at 12:48

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Whether a NixOS question is more suitable for StackOverflow or Unix & Linux depends on the question.

If it's unclear, a user should consult the help center pages for the sites to see whether their NixOS question is more suitable for one or the other.

The relevant help center pages are here:

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