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I guess this falls into a feature request of sorts as much as it is a question. I was looking over some other Stack Exchange site and discovered 3d modeling software.... I thought, "this would be a good question on Super User." One thought led to another and before you know, I thought, "I wonder if there is a way to cross-reference this question on Super User?"

Is it possible to allow other Stack Exchange sites to enlist in a cooperative that allows for questions to be referenced? I see some value in even migrating questions. The mechanics of such a feature would be phenomenal, I think - but certainly do-able.

The benefits of cross-marketing the sites includes:

  1. increase size of audience
  2. increase site exposure & visibility
  3. ...

One immediate problem I see is population of tags. It may be that instead of a full migration to SOFU, instead a header could be displayed that links to the originating site.

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You may want to re-think that title... –  John C May 22 '10 at 1:14
    
@John C: Your wish is my command. Intentional or not, I changed it. –  John Rudy May 22 '10 at 1:17
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@Zombie - my wish is... hey, I wish for 10K rep. :) –  John C May 22 '10 at 1:19
    
@John C: Good luck with that. But you're up to 11 now. –  John Rudy May 22 '10 at 1:23
    
@John - lol...I didn't even read it that way. –  IAbstract May 22 '10 at 1:31
    
@Zombie, thanks –  IAbstract May 22 '10 at 1:34
    
I expected that list to end with: 3. ???, 4. Profit!! –  Corey May 23 '10 at 6:18

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

see:

http://stackexchange.com

and:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/network-central-stackexchange-com/

note that we also run house ads for the network on the anchor sites.

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Questions about Stack Exchange are better asked on http://meta.stackexchange.com.

But, to answer your question, Stack Exchange (which the Trilogy is part of) will employ more cross-promotion between sites. Each site plays a role as part of a larger, cooperative network. Association of account between sites is in the feature list. Promotion between sites with similar audiences will be a big part of drawing an audience. And issues like the migration of questions between sites will become increasingly important.

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