Is it possible to set a site as default when composing/forking a SEDE query? It always defaults to Stack Overflow and the user is required to change sites before running the query.

My intention is to drive folks from a specific site into a query that runs directly for that site without the need of swapping sites, thus having to provide instructions for people who don't know SEDE.

I've tried researching into existing queries and checked the database schema. Donnow, but looks like the only possibility would be a URL parameter &site=SITE_ID...

I've found the following related questions but there's no hint about this issue:

  • "It always defaults to Stack Overflow" - This isn't quite true, can you explain in a little more detail? You do have to be logged in for it to remember your preference, though.
    – Tim Stone
    Aug 25, 2014 at 20:59
  • But I agree that there's a more general problem of sites "having" queries (even though they're all the same set of queries), instead of queries having site preferences.
    – Tim Stone
    Aug 25, 2014 at 21:01
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    If I open a given query the site is set as shown in the snapshot (just added to the question + the intention). . . . But, is it a matter of remembering a preference? @Tim
    – brasofilo
    Aug 25, 2014 at 21:23
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    Ah, you just need to have the right site name in the URL. For example, linking the query like this will have it run on WordPress by default.
    – Tim Stone
    Aug 25, 2014 at 21:29
  • Oh, sweet! What about pt.stackoverflow.com?
    – brasofilo
    Aug 25, 2014 at 21:33
  • It's just pt in the URL in that case (which isn't exactly correct...hm, but I don't think anything's broken by it)
    – Tim Stone
    Aug 25, 2014 at 21:39
  • Oh, I swear I tried that but of course I didn't :/ Nice, thanks a bunch!
    – brasofilo
    Aug 25, 2014 at 21:44
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    Last query: this http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntumeta and this http://data.stackexchange.com/meta.askubuntu work, but I can't find the URL to Meta.PT.SO...
    – brasofilo
    Aug 25, 2014 at 22:01
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    Hm, it's ptme, which is definitely wrong. I'll see if that can be fixed.
    – Tim Stone
    Aug 25, 2014 at 22:03

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As shown by Tim Stone, it's a matter of adding the site name (*.stackexchange.com) to the URL, like wordpress or pt (pt.stackoverflow.com):


Playing with SEDE and paying attention to the URLs, this doubt is at plain sight: changing sites shows up the desired URL.

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