I found it hard to condense my question into a simple title and not sure it fully explains my question. I am not sure if this occurs elsewhere on SE, but I have a specific example:
SuperUser covers general computer use, including Unix, Linux, and Ubuntu. Unix & Linux covers Unix, Linux, and Ubuntu. Ask Ubuntu covers Ubuntu.
Logically, would think that if you have a question specific to Ubuntu, you should ask on Ask Ubuntu and you will get the fastest, best answer, with Unix & Linux being next, and SuperUser being last. However, the reality is the exact opposite. A question on Ubuntu on Ask Ubuntu can go for large lengths of time, with little views and few to no answers. The same question on SuperUse will receive multiple answers, extremely quickly.
I am not belittling the users of the other, more specific sites in any way. However, its simply a function of the number of users. More people simply means more answers, faster. When it comes to users, SuperUser is a behemoth.
I have personally experienced this, as well as others I have talked to. I have told those people to remove their question from the other sites and post on SuperUser, because of this. They have told me that this solved their problems.
It definitely appears to me that is detrimental to SE. A new user coming in asking a question on Ask Ubuntu will get frustrated from the lack of answers and potentially write off SE as a resource. They dont realize that they thought they were choosing the best forum to ask their question, they were in fact choosing the worst.
Am I wrong? If not, can this be fixed? Should this be fixed?