We need a trilogy site where each of the four sites in the trilogy is in a tab.
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Maybe Yahoo Pipes could help with this. You can input multiple feeds, filter and re-read it afterwards. I'm at least going to try that.
I still think that the most annoying thing of following all three web-sites is checking up on your answers. Just the feature of your profile on one site would list your responses and status on all the other linked accounts would work wonders for me.
I mean, the accounts are already linked, why not provide a common notification platform for all sites?
If only he added another site that could combine all of them in aggregate...what I really would like is just a way to not have more hurdles in order to log in (I already have an openid login, I'm on Serverfault, but someone decided my question belonged on SuperUser, so then I had to track down the password to get into the beta site, then find the question after logging into that one...
I think it would be nice to navigate the sites more transparently so that there is less resistance and less hassle. There are questions that are related enough that they border between topics found on SU and SF, for example. As a sysadmin I have to deal with user issues. Sometimes those issues could be found by home users or sysadmins in labs and workplaces, so then you're going to have duplicates and it's harder to move from site to site to find what you want...
It seems as if the whole team has this picture in their head of some kind of self-organizing emergent wiki, which would be great, but just so long as the users aren't getting agitated because they have to triple log in to find an answer (as I just got directed from SF to SU but had to go to meta then back to SU and go through logging in and associating my profile to do...AGH!)
The team will do what they want in the end and that's fine and dandy. I love the sites. I'm just wishing there was an easy way to have them accept my login as a portal and easily slide among the sites and content with a filtering system of some sort, like "make serverfault my primary portal" as the default and the others with their own themes show visually where I am and I can aggregate information without keeping track of what I'm logged into and have to log out of each time.
Use iGoogle. Create a tab for each site. Within each tab:
- subscribe to the Newest questions feed
- subscribe Most Popular
- subscribe to your favorite tags. (i.e. python, c++, ms-access, whathaveyou.)
They don't need a trilogy site to combine the other four sites; they just need one site, period (which they have, called Stack Overflow), and have people tag things appropriately. Separating things into different domains, creating duplicate user accounts with different reputation levels and potentially different logins, and fragmenting the community needlessly was a bad idea. Don't focus on making workarounds to the real problem; they should just consolidate it all back into SO.