You've got a question about git. Its not uncommon, lots of people have questions about git. But where should the question be asked?


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Question is about git the tool

If you are asking how specific invocations of git such as:

These are questions for Stack Overflow. The key point here is you are asking for something to type into the command line to do something.

Question is about git the workflow

If you are trying to figure out how to use git to do something, understanding the conceptual foundations of git, or how to identify and overcome a problem that you have with the workflow... Questions such as:

These are questions for Programmers.SE. The key point here is the use of the tool in a bigger picture. It is not one task that the question asks about but the entire workflow.

Question is about github the site

There are also questions that are tangentially about git, but are really about github, the website. Questions such as:

These are questions for Webapps.SE. The key point here is if you are trying to figure out how to get something to work with github. This is about specifically github and not about setting up your own git server (thats most likely a Stack Overflow question in the git-daemon tag).

Question is looking for a git client

If you are trying to find a git client that fits some set of features look at the Software Recommendations.SE site.

As of this writing, this site is still quite young. There are very specific requirements to what you need for asking a good question on the site. However, if you are trying to decide which tool to use and neither GUI clients from git nor your current IDE's git integration work, this would likely be the best choice.

If you have questions about any of the above, feel free to drop into chat and ask the question about which Stack Exchange site a question best belongs on.

I expected an answer like git away – gnat Nov 30 '13 at 10:22
Where do questions like "how to learn C++" fit? – שינתיא אבישגנת Dec 1 '13 at 23:27
@BlessedGeek "how to learn XYZ" questions are typically too broad for any Stack Exchange site. There are textbooks upon textbooks covering the area and then you get into the sub realms of programming languages (embedded vs game vs enterprise). Stack exchange works best when there is a single problem that can be solved in a few paragraphs. If you can imagine an entire book on the subject, its probably too broad. – MichaelT Dec 1 '13 at 23:47
@BlessedGeek: That's answered in the tag wiki. – Martin Schröder Dec 13 '13 at 10:28

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