I recently spent a great deal of time formulating a question that I really want an answer to. What I'm hoping to find is software, preferably on Linux, preferably Ubuntu, to solve a problem related to web server management.
So arguably the question is on-topic on Ask Ubuntu, Unix & Linux, Server Fault, Super User, and Webmasters - but ultimately it is a request for software so I felt obliged to place it here on Software Recommendations.
Now this site is really small compared to some of the others and I knew I wasn't going to get a very good response here (and indeed: 0 responses thus far). Still I posted the question here because it seemed the correct thing to do.
Now I don't want to argue the details of this particular question. It may well be a lousy question that wouldn't get a serious response anywhere.
However, I feel nearly 100% certain this question would meet with a better response on each of the other sites I mention. Even if it were ultimately rejected there, I would probably get a few real answers. But I try to be the nice guy so I try this site instead, even though I'm pretty sure it's not going to work. And this isn't the only time I'm faced with this dilemma - I face it every time I need a software recommendation.
Are you familiar with this dilemma? How do you address it? Do you post to another site anyway? What would you advise me to do? Are there established best practices regarding reposting of questions elsewhere that don't get any responses here? Am I simply mistaken about the difference in levels of response between this site and the other sites I mentioned?
I'm really unsure how to make this site work for me.