I'm increasingly seeing comments left on Stack Overflow that say things like "Might be an idea to post over at wordpress.stackexchange.com".
After reading into what the WordPress site is for I can't help but think it really doesn't need its own site. If the site is for "developers and administrators", then the only point of difference between it and Stack Overflow is that it's for administrators. But looking over the posts on the WordPress stack the majority are developer based questions.
Looking over the list of Stack Exchange network sites only the WordPress and Drupal sites seem to be in this area of ambiguity. The others are more about users, systems, or just not programming related.
As I haven't been around here that long, I'd like to know why this sub site was created?
I'm struggling to find the logic, as a proposal for a Joomla stack was declined.
Why do I think this is important? Personally I don't like to navigate between network sites, I'd like to go and contribute in one place. I don't see a problem with Stack Overflow being that place and catering for several platforms.
Also without a clearer clarification more comments like the above, duplicate content across both sites, and distinct content on each site all contribute to devaluing the experience all round. I think this site just adds confusion into the mix for a benefit I'm yet to ascertain.
The nicest things about the network sites is the sub set of more specific tags, but I don't see why this couldn't be introduced into the main Stack Overflow system.
Unless I'm missing something here?!!