There seems to be more than a few posts about how to integrate serverfault.com with stackoverflow.com. Why does this problem exist? Why not just have one universal site?
Here are the benefits:
- All questions can be posted in one place
- All questions can be searched in one place
- User reputation is consistent
Every new topic can be a new tag. Then, tags that are not interesting to you can be filtered out. Maybe we can also invent "tag buckets" which can filter out a group of tags (eg a Java developer may want to mask out all PHP-related questions).
Big picture: expand this one universal site to include topics like child care, health, travel, books, humor, ponies (yes..ponies), etc (see also https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/806/stackoverflow-com). This could be the best forum on the Internet.
Please if you think this a good idea vote this topic up so it can get some attention. If it's not a good idea, please give some reasons so everyone can be on the same page.