In light of the newish policy on area51 sites that potentially leech users from the "big 3", this should be made explicit in the area51 FAQ. At the very least, some reference needs to be made to the 'moderation' of SX sites.
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We're still trying to figure out how Area 51 should handle duplication and merging, but we've updated the FAQ to include Joel's 5 guidelines for when sites should be merged: