Is there a reason why CMS-scoped sites, like Drupal Answers, WordPress Development, Joomla and Craft CMS, are not folded into Stack Overflow, Server Fault, etc.?

These sites seem to cover areas that are already covered more broadly by other sites.

  • I'm a bit out of the loop. What does CMS stand for? – Stevoisiak May 4 '17 at 18:18
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    @StevenVascellaro Content Management System - such as WordPress, etc. – Dmitry Kudriavtsev May 4 '17 at 18:19
  • What sites, for example? – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 5 '17 at 7:17
  • @Pat saw it, thanks. – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask May 5 '17 at 7:43
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    @Pierre.Vriens The OP specifically mentions CMS-scoped sites in his post, and all those edited in serve as good examples of precisely that. Well within the rules, no need to be nitpicky. – Seth May 5 '17 at 7:52
  • @Seth Merci for explaining such kinds of rules. I assume then Joomla.SE also fits, no? – Pierre.Vriens May 5 '17 at 12:18
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    Also, SO gets 8100 questions/day. That's over twice as much as every other site on the network, combined. The next highest site gets 660. The real question is why hasn't SO split into 10 or 20 different new sites yet. – Jason C May 5 '17 at 12:54

Configuring a CMS can hardly be seen as programming or professional server administration. Hence those CMS sites fill a gap which is left by the other sites.

Of course, some questions about CMS systems are on-topic on the sites mentioned, but only within their specific scope, like programming for Stack Overflow.

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