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What kinds of question are on-topic here? (The Help Center is currently silent)

At the time of this writing, the /help/on-topic page for the main site seems to only contain cookie-cutter text about what other network sites might be suitable for questions that are off-topic here (...
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So what topics can I ask about here?

There's a help page titled What topics can I ask about here? here. The page tells me: Not to ask questions that have already been asked That I can answer my own question That my question must be on ...
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Defining site on-topic scope in help center?

Closing votes because "This question does not appear to be about DevOps, within the scope defined in the help center." are happening: But the What topics can I ask about here? page in the help center ...
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Are Product Recommendation questions on topic?

Most SE sites I participate in have sections in the help documentation and close options to make "product recommendations" off topic for the site. These sorts of questions are often opinion based and ...
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Are DevOps related SW recommendations on-topic (or not)?

This question is a re-iteration of the Area 51 - question about "Would Devops-related SW recommendations be on-topic on DevOps?", in which this question was asked: One of the reasons for ...
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Is asking for an explanation of DevOps-related terminology on-topic?

This DevOps site is amazing (I think). It continues to surprise me how many questions or answers contain specific terminology (DevOps related) that to me fit in either of these categories: I don't ...
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Book Recommendation Question

We have a question requesting suggested reading, the question itself is quite broad and the answers have the potential to be opinion rather than fact: It has three upvotes and three downvotes, It has ...
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Should debugging CI/CD problems caused by coding errors in the software product itself be on-topic?

Debugging CI/CD problems would normally be on-topic on DevOps, according to Can I ask a question about debugging problems in common DevOps tools?. Would the same be true if the problem are actually ...
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What is/should be our take about code-debugging questions?

As we are in an early stage beta and are still molding our scope and the culture, let's have a string of discussions regarding the same. And, here's one: Should code debugging questions be welcome ...
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Are DevOps related questions about Software Escrow on-topic (or not)?

Software Escrow (SE) is about getting a 3rd party involved, trusted by 2 parties, where pieces of software components (Artefacts?) get deposited, with al sorts of "strings attached". If you know a ...
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What is off-topic for the DevOps [closed]

Borrowed from Web Apps meta I would like this post to be a compilation for the FAQ of what is off-topic for this site. With the purpose to prevent a lot of discussion early on, about what we do or ...
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Can I ask a question about debugging problems in common DevOps tools?

I'm running into a problem while running Docker for Windows, where it's unresponsive after restarting the MobyLinuxVM in Hyper-V. Would that be on topic here, or should I ask elsewhere? An argument ...
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Are questions about configuring some feature in some software on-topic (or not)? [duplicate]

I see several questions, related to "How to configure this software, this feature?". Should such questions be considered as off-topic (and closed), or not? I understand we want to concentrate here ...