I was just reading this question regarding the appropriate place to post questions about WAMP (XAMPP in my case, but the same question):
It seems to suggest the proper place to ask my XAMPP question would be Super User. Then I was curious if my question would get more exposure on Stack Overflow, so I looked up how many questions about XAMPP are on either site. There are 63,394 questions tagged 'XAMPP' on Stack Overflow, and only 1,357 questions on Super User. So there is apparently more activity for XAMPP questions on SO, so it would appear that the appropriate place to ask a XAMPP question is not where my question would get the most exposure.
As someone looking to find a solution to a problem as quickly as possible, I would be inclined to ask the same question in both Stack Overflow, and Super User. That doesn't seem right to have to ask in both places.
LET ME BE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR ANYONE TO POST A QUESTION IN TWO PLACES. I'm saying as a matter of (possibly) self preservation, in some cases — NOT necessarily my example — it might be or seem to be more likely to yield more results, and that INEVITABLY people will choose that option. And that I believe that is a fault in the system.
Is there any established way to handle this issue?
I looked at this question, but I think my question differs, in that I believe Stack Overflow would not be the appropriate place for my question, but I feel like I might put it there anyways, just to get a solution faster.
I'm no expert, but it seems to me like there should be a way to take any question, and be able to select and/or change which sites the question gets posted to. That way there would only need to be one question, and one place to edit or answer it.
I do not believe my question to be a duplicate of this question as this issue was a bit of a side note, and the actual question was in the next paragraph. Also, the answer does not seem to address my specific question. So this paragraph:
So my second instinct would then to be to post it into the Stack Overflow site on the basis that I have a significantly higher chance of my question being seen and getting a good answer. Then I notice that there is also a 'programmers' network, and I don't even begin to know where that fits in. I, and I am assuming most people, will probably just post on Stack Overflow to be safe.
...is related to my question, but:
My question is, other than the short little description blurb of each one, is there a clear cut set of guidelines which what each network is intended for, what kinds of questions should go to each one, and is anything being done to encourage people to post in these newer, smaller (more specialized?) networks as opposed to just posting in big daddy Stack Overflow?
...is the specific question that the answer seems to address.