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My motivation: I wasn't sure where to ask a question about the GnuGPG tool - should it be stackoverflow, or serverfault, or superuser?

Ultimately, I decided by searching for "GPG" on the three sites and seeing which had the most questions with the highest votes.

Could a tool help with this?

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The tool is your fellow users; just ask here, and use the tag. (Until we come up with a better tag.)

In response to Alan's comment:
We are definitely quick to close/migrate here, and I know the default comment that gets inserted isn't exactly worded in the friendliest way possible. That said, I fully support aggressive closure/migration, because everyone benefits when related information is tied together. If the OP looks like a new user, some of us leave courtesy comments explaining what's happening, and why, and that it's not a negative thing.

As for a "not sure where to post?" link that points here: I think that's unnecessary. If you ask the question on a "regular" site, and you don't pick the site completely at random from all SE sites, it has a decent chance of being in the right place. On MSO, it's almost certainly not in the right place, and migrating things out of here is hard.

I hope that addresses your concern, I'm not 100% sure I understood your intent. Feel free to leave another comment if it doesn't.

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What did you just call me? – Pëkka Feb 4 '11 at 18:31
Is this documented anywhere else? – Alan Whitelaw Feb 4 '11 at 20:14
I'm not sure what you're asking, @Alan. – Pops Feb 4 '11 at 20:50
@popular demand, I guess I am frustrated with the migrated and closed culture on stack exchange sites and asking if there could be a note under the ask a question input field that prompts the user to post here first if they are not sure where to post? – Alan Whitelaw Feb 4 '11 at 21:19
Hi Popular Demand, thank you for your answer! So...Do you think there should be an automated tool? – wodow Feb 7 '11 at 17:18
@wodow, nah, the current system works well enough. It'd be quite a feat to come up with a tool that improves life on SE enough to justify the cost of making it.</myOpinion> – Pops Feb 7 '11 at 17:33
@Pops - If such a tool were implemented, closing and migrating would become extremely rare actions to take. Further, a lot of meta conversations across the SE network would be rendered pointless. There'd no longer be debates about where things go, because there would be clear and official rules for where things go. It's amazing the network is as old as it is and as well thought out as it is and somehow we've never had such a tool. A few people in a few hours could save thousands of users hundreds of hours each.… – ArtOfWarfare Jul 21 '15 at 18:27

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