I'm relatively new to devops.stackexchange.com and I already asked a couple of Docker-related questions. But before asking, I always wonder if I should post here, on stackoverflow, on serverfault on linux&unix, or on some other stackexchange site.

The "What to ask?" help page is rather helpless here.

So, I wonder if all Docker-related questions should belong to this site--or if there are some rule of thumb to choose the "right" stackexchange site. Unless the mods here could migrate the question in case of need?

FWIW, here are few border-line topics I could think about:

EDIT: related to https://devops.meta.stackexchange.com/a/229/11179

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You're mostly right on your analysis, no, all docker-related question doesn't belong here.

This site topic encompass questions about tools revolving around devops approach to problems, ad hoc task with docker are not really related to any devops approach or methodology.

So as usual, use your best judgement when asking :) Feel free to ask here on meta to get advice on the question before posting it in main.

  • Thanks for the reply Tensibai. If I understand it well, in your vision, the DevOps SE site is mostly for high-level questions regarding software architecture, organizational tasks, and methodology, rather than for technical questions. So I suppose this and that would be off-topic. If that's the case, could you migrate them to a more relevant SE site? Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 17:59
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    Well, as you already self answered the second, no harm done leaving it there and accepting your own answer (which sounds very good IMHO). First the first one I'm tempted to say it would be better suited to server fault or superuser, I'll check with those sites mods tomorrow.
    – Tensibai
    Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 21:39

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