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Can we discuss recent developments in the world of IT on Super User, recent programming news on Stack Overflow, etc.?

I can see reasons why this would be great. We have great informed communities and discussions would be in-depth and insightful. I think people would learn quite a lot, and the quality would be better than the usual found on forums.

On the other hand, we are at Q&A sites, and even with community wiki I imagine this could cause some issues.

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Super User is not a discussion site, it is also a Q&A site.

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This is, while accurate, unhelpful. – Joel Coehoorn Sep 9 '11 at 19:28

Rule of thumb: If the word "discussion" pops into your head, it is generally not going to work well under a Q&A system.

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My thumbs refuse to live under your rules, man! – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 23 '09 at 18:54

Stack Overflow and Super User both have associated chat sites. Most other sites have a chat room off of the master Stack Exchange Chat site. That's a much better medium for the kind of discussion you're asking for.

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Following a conversation in the format provided for Q & A would be so severely confusing that in order to make that work, a new view would be required. Though, like Joel said, there are already other ways to discuss things, so it would quite possibly be wasted effort.

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