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WebApps.SE ostensibly replaces Google support forums, such as the Google Photos Help Centre and the Google Drive forum. Stack Exchange is preferable, because answers are better quality (due to gamification with the reputation points system), comments are out of the way, and questions don't automatically become closed after a while.

So, I think people interpret WebApps more as a replacement support forum for Google products, and not so much a site that is exclusively focused on website applications. Thus, questions about security, such as this one creep in, which are not actually to do with web applications, but it just seems to fit here because it's about Google products. I wanted to flag this question to be moved to security.stackexchange.com, but that site wasn't listed as a migration option.

The purpose of this meta post is to ask: Is the Stack Exchange network as a whole trying to separate security questions about Google accounts from web apps questions about Google products, or are we just going to overlap with IT Security, and end up becoming a one-stop solution for all Google questions? I guess a lot of WebApps.SE users would know an answer to security questions, but I would have thought the expertise lies over there.

  • My personal opinion is that it would not be on-topic on Information Security at all. The OP says I think this is a critical security issue, but the remainder doesn't really warrant it being directed to experts in security (who are not necessarily computer security people, as a whole) when it's really about using one particular feature of a specific application. – jonsca Mar 18 at 21:54
  • aaaand, the question was duplicated – ahorn Mar 22 at 9:52
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Is the Stack Exchange network as a whole trying to separate security questions about Google accounts from web apps questions about Google products, or are we just going to overlap with IT Security, and end up becoming a one-stop solution for all Google questions?

Definitely the former. This site is for questions about using web applications. We, as a matter of course, close/migrate Android questions, or questions about using Chrome for instance, so other non-web app questions about Google should be treated just the same.

As the question you've cited is about the Backup & Sync software Google offers, it would seem to be on-topic at Super User. I've voted to migrate it there.

For future reference, if you see a question that is clearly off-topic here, and would be clearly on-topic on another site, use the "in need of moderator intervention" and make your case for migration. (Moderators can migrate to any site.) If it's simply off-topic here and not an excellent question for another site, simply vote to close it with a custom off-topic reason.

  • It's useful to clarify where Backup and Sync questions belong, as you have done, because those questions appear here a lot. – ahorn Mar 19 at 4:19
  • We've done that for other things (see dropbox), but as there's no [google-backup-and-sync] tag here, there's really no place to add any extra guidance. – ale Mar 20 at 0:35

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