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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?

Thanks for your thoughts!


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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.)

EDIT to respond 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

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