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Is the Unix C API still on-topic?

According to Unix C API calls ontopic? and the help center, "UNIX C API and System Interfaces ( within reason )" is explicitly on topic. That within reason links to the meta question. https://unix....
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Are Skype questions off topic?

FAQ states: If your question is about: Using or administering a *nix desktop or server The Unix foundation underlying MacOS (but generally not frontend application questions) The ...
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What's better place for questions about "Linux/Unix programming libraries" - Unix.SE or SO?

Where to ask questions about "Linux/Unix programming libraries" ? Is it better to ask such on Unix.SE or StackOverflow ? As @Mat pointed out FAQ says "If your question is a programming question, ...
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Flood of off-topic flags, is this the norm here?

I just reached the rep to get into the close votes review queue. What I see there are a lot of off-topic flags with which I often do not agree. That's sketchy so I'll add two examples: Midnight ...
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Learning the art of the close-vote review queue

(Forked from Learning the art of the review queue) For those who often "Skip" in reviewing close-vote items because of lack of confidence / experience / training, is there: A more detailed guide to ...
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Are questions about using XCB or X11 client implementations in general on topic?

I am currently studying X11 and trying to implement some applications using the XCB library. I was wondering if questions related to XCB are on topic here. While the problems that I usually face are ...
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What is the current consensus on programming questions?

I was originally going to ask a question about this, but found its been asked here a lot already (in numerous variation). Since I've now spent the time digging through meta, I'll document what I've ...
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What about questions accepting bash, python, C answers?

According to the fact hat C API questions are on-topic: Unix C API calls ontopic? and this is not purely administrators site like https://serverfault.com/ , I'd like to ask questions accepting ...
Grzegorz Wierzowiecki's user avatar
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What to do about programming questions

I think we have a consensus that programming questions are generally off-topic and belong on Stack Overflow. (I thought this was explicitly mentioned in the FAQ — is my memory failing or did it change?...
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Why was unix & linux originally created / split from stackoverflow?

Looking at https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/3924?phase=definition I can see who proposed it and a few other details but I cannot find the original proposal. It this available somewhere I've ...
Bruce Adams's user avatar
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Please add a reference to Stack Overflow in the site FAQ

As far as I can tell, there's a consensus that programming questions belong on Stack Overflow. This should be indicated the first section of the FAQ. Here's a wording proposal: If your question is ...
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Is a question regarding wpa_supplicant modifications for a research project on-topic here?

(Here != Meta-Unix&Linux) I have a question related to a research project I am undertaking that involves knowing which files related to wpa_supplicant need to be modified to accomplish my goal of ...
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