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Area 51 allows the creation of sites by several users.

This finally created a special behavior where several Stack Exchange sites have similar purposes to those of the original trilogy.

This has to do with the fact that some questions are suitable for several sites.

So if a question has low views on a site, is it OK to post the same question on a site with a larger audience?

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    Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/64068/…
    – Oded
    Dec 26, 2013 at 15:53
  • I would say the accepted answer there also answers this.
    – Oded
    Dec 26, 2013 at 15:54
  • @Oded : This is because I was thinking to ask this question on ServerFault and modifying it for asking softwares instead of theory. Dec 26, 2013 at 15:56
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    Looks like it is most suitable where it is. It has only been two hours and this is the holiday season to boot. Patience is a virtue.
    – Oded
    Dec 26, 2013 at 15:59
  • @Oded : Well this is the problem with stackexchange, If a question get no-vote and low view in 1 hour, then don't expect to it to get 10 more views in the year. Dec 26, 2013 at 16:03
  • You will find a much lower "hit rate" on forums. Consider that sometimes a question gets no-votes and low views because it is low quality and/or does not have enough detail. Not saying yours is, but consider that this can be a reason.
    – Oded
    Dec 26, 2013 at 16:05
  • In general, the problem you are describing is due to human nature. Not something we can fix at Stack Exchange, I fear.
    – Oded
    Dec 26, 2013 at 16:07
  • @user2284570 there are ways to bump questions. Valid edits, bounty... if it's a good question even asking nicely in chat to have a look. Dec 26, 2013 at 16:19
  • @Oded : I've learned this : Duplicate question beetween stackexchange site: a question is suitable for two site, you ask it on one site, but someone already asked it on another stackexchange site. Maybe the duplicate flagging menu would need to be updated for working on the whole stackexchange domains? Dec 26, 2013 at 18:37
  • @ShadowWizard : any thoughts about this? Dec 26, 2013 at 18:39
  • @user2284570 about what exactly? Your original question here or one of the comments? Dec 26, 2013 at 19:16
  • @ShadowWizard : I've learned this : Duplicate question beetween stackexchange site: a question is suitable for two site, you ask it on one site, but someone already asked it on another stackexchange site. Maybe the duplicate flagging menu would need to be updated for working on the whole stackexchange domains? Dec 26, 2013 at 19:45
  • @user2284570 no, it won't make much sense to mark question as duplicate of question asked in a different site. If you posted a question on site A then discovered it's already asked in site B, you can flag your own post, ask to migrate it to site B and there it can be closed as duplicate. All is good. :) Dec 26, 2013 at 19:57

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You only have one question to ask yourself :

Is the question I'm about to ask, On-Topic ?

And to make exactly sure it is, on each website, you have the What topics can I ask about here.

If it fits there, well it doesn't matter if you asked it on 20 different sites as each sites will be consulted by their very specific community. So once again, make sure it's on topic and ask the question.

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    I'd love to know what's wrong with that. Dec 26, 2013 at 16:03
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    Cross posting interferes with migrations, in particular when a question happens to be off-topic on one of the sites it was cross posted to. It is better to choose one site, where it is most suitable and let moderators migrate if needed.
    – Oded
    Dec 26, 2013 at 16:03

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