I recently viewed the Microsoft site proposal on area51.stackexchange sites

my opinions were two

  • if the question related to microsoft software products we can ask at superuser.se

  • if the question related to microsoft employees we can ask at workplace.se

so as there were sites which already contains and gives the answers for our queries regarding microsoft can be asked at the above mentioned sites.so

is it there any need to start an separate site for microsoft?

  • There's actually a question-answer forum created by Microsoft itself, so no need for another one on SE.
    – clickbait
    Jun 23, 2015 at 22:31

2 Answers 2


In my opinion, there aren't really all that many people who want to ask about Microsoft, the company; certainly not enough to form a community of avid users. But if the proposal develops to the point where it's just duplicating the scope of Super User, the proposal would likely be closed. Regardless, at this stage, this is just a proposal and still just a suggestion/idea. In time, the workflow of Area 51 will work out whether this would make a viable/productive site or not.

  • @vignesh4303 I don't quite understand what you are asking, but older closed proposals will not be merged into this proposal. Oct 1, 2012 at 13:35
  • thanks for clarification sir Oct 1, 2012 at 13:37
  • I would also suggest to think similarly in the case of the new try, too.
    – peterh
    Sep 25, 2015 at 8:30

is it there any need to start an separate site for microsoft?

For my money, it's the same need for there to be a site for Apple. For Unix/Linux. For Ubuntu. For Android. And the only reason we don't have one for Microsoft is because doing so would leave SuperUser a ghost town.

Every other major OS vendor gets a site for their stuff and their ecosystem of applications. But not Microsoft. They have to share it with the "generic" heading, which at this point really just means "Microsoft and the maybe 2% of other things that don't get their own websites."

It's like Microsoft lost a really stupid game of musical chairs, so now they're stuck in generic-land. And because of the asinine rule of SU that smart-phones don't count (a rule that gets stupider every year. Even moreso now that tablets are allowed, but a slightly smaller device that uses the same OS and runs the same programs doesn't count), it leaves mobile Microsoft OS stuff in limbo.

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