Since Quora, Hacker News, Reddit and StackExchange-like sites are on-topic, if I wanted to figure out how to do X on a forum (for example phpBB) is it off-topic?

Does this mean older internet forums are on-topic? Or are they treated as simple websites?

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I can't see why they wouldn't be on topic.

I assume you're talking as a user here, and not the admin of a forum. Questions from them should be asked on webmasters.

  • The answer in this WebApps SE Meta question, states that questions about "Hosted scripts such as Wordpress.org and phpBB" are not allowed. Is there an exception to the case (like if you're talking as a user, and not as an admin)? Apr 10, 2012 at 2:14

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