Linux is about 1-2% market share (hopefully more), which is still a lot of people. Wondered why this site doesn't seem very popular.

What other Q&A sites on Linux out there?
If I use Gentoo, should I go straight to, or are there other good places for general Linux questions?

this question should be rather be asked on meta. And as the 'close' votes are going, it soon will be moved there –  NixNinja Oct 30 '10 at 11:59
@Stefan Those comments usually are a bad idea; they may trigger the asker to make a new, duplicate question on the "right" site. That'd get you two questions there, one of which needs to be closed. It's better to just silently migrate. –  badp Oct 30 '10 at 13:25
mm... i hear you, and thats why I also mentioned that i would be moved. Problem is I haven't seen a mechanism that alerts the OP that the question has moved. Since OP is new to SE ( judgin from OP's reputation) OP might suspect deletion, which might make him/her feel unwelcome. just me two cents –  NixNinja Oct 30 '10 at 19:08
lol @ 'i would be moved', should be 'it' –  NixNinja Oct 31 '10 at 6:31
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migrated from Oct 30 '10 at 12:17

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up vote 11 down vote accepted

4 reasons:

  1. Ubuntu SE - I seriously believe a lot of our people are there, and I blame management for trying to be democratic instead of putting their foot down.

  2. ServerFault - I see questions on there that should be here. I wonder if we can talk someone into advertising us there. I see quite a few questions on there that are small home network, permissions, things that aren't serious server admin questions, that would be, imo, better fielded here

  3. New Tech - most unix people are hardcore oldschool, meaning mailing lists and irc, also forums.

  4. Unknown - just in general I don't think all the unix geeks know about it. Spread the word.

we could push for migrating questions from SF once we launch right? –  NixNinja Oct 30 '10 at 19:12
@Stefan, idk, maybe some of them... –  xenoterracide Oct 30 '10 at 22:56
Some caller to Joel's podcast mentioned they where organising a 'bulk copy' of Erlang usenet stuff to SO. We could always try something similar here. –  Chris Huang-Leaver Oct 31 '10 at 7:53
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This site does have relatively little daily visits, but actually 95% of questions asked are answered, so that's not really a problem. (Compare with, say,, which is an official Q&A site. It sports a whopping 21 people who ever gave any answer...)

The best way to boost a site is to use it. Answer, ask if there's nothing to answer and spread the word.

This answer assumes this question will be migrated to Meta. –  badp Oct 30 '10 at 11:19
have to admit that there is only 5 not-answered questions out of the 161 question they have –  NixNinja Oct 30 '10 at 12:00
For some reason I lost ownership of this answer... –  badp Oct 30 '10 at 12:30
1 is not official, even though it's endorsed by DPL (Debian Project Leader). –  Tshepang Nov 29 '10 at 22:20
unfortunately the moderators don't actually have the power to fix this... –  xenoterracide Dec 20 '10 at 1:35
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