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.


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. :) Nov 18 '13 at 18:12
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    @PauloCereda: Or we make a general meta^n.tex site where n can be variable ;-) Nov 19 '13 at 6:52
  • @MartinScharrer: :) Nov 19 '13 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
    Nov 19 '13 at 17:05

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