I am a new user and my first question was migrated to this site of Meta - Tex. I didn't yet understand how do we have to pose questions with these different type of sites:

Can someone provide a summary with:

  1. aim of site
  2. type of questions that can be made.

Or alternatively links that already provide information about this.


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The About should cover this, but for the avoidance of doubt:

  1. TeX StackExchange (TeX-sx) is for questions about TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt and related topics
  2. Meta TeX-sx is for questions about TeX-sx itself
  3. Meta StackOverflow is for questions about the StackExchange network, as well as questions specific to StackOverflow
  4. StackOverflow is a general site focussed on programming, from which many spin-out sites have grown, including TeX-sx

As you've already found, it's possible for a question to be migrated from one of the sites to another. Thus for example TeX questions posted to StackOverflow tend to be migrated to TeX-sx as they are not 'general programming' (often having a more typesetting-related output), and as Tex-sx exists as a 'better' place to get TeX answers.

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    Meta TeX.sx is also reflexive, that is, you can ask meta questions on Meta. :) Personally, it would be funnier to have a meta.meta.tex for questions about Meta, and meta.meta.meta.tex about questions on the Meta site about the Meta TeX.sx, and so on. :) Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 18:12
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    @PauloCereda: Or we make a general meta^n.tex site where n can be variable ;-) Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 6:52
  • @MartinScharrer: :) Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 7:10
  • @JosephWright: I understand now that there are different help centers, although I was thinking that there only one general help. If you please can edit the answer with the following links of type of questions that can be made I would be grateful. TeX StackExchange, Meta TeX-sx, Meta StackOverflow and StackOverflow. Thanks
    – Emanuel
    Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 17:05

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