When Asking a Question, the suggested dupes shown in Related Questions should come from across all related SOI sites.

This would help users figure out if they are asking a question on the wrong site. It would also help prevent the duplicate-asking of questions which might be found on both sites.

This is especially important for SuperUser and ServerFault, where the distinction is not clear to new users and where many questions overlap and preemptive elimination of redundancy would be quite helpful.

Eventually, tags could even be used to discover what is related. Tagging a question Linux or Ubuntu or Debian could cause searching of, or increase the chance of results appearing from, the Unix/Linux and Ubuntu SE sites, for instance.

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    Imagine asking a question on SO about Java and getting loads of questions from coffee.stackexchange.com... Aug 29, 2010 at 19:08
  • Changed to indicate all related sites instead of ALL sites. Aug 29, 2010 at 19:10

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Eventually the "where should I ask this question" function (codename: magic 8 ball) will be assumed by http://stackexchange.com

But as stated, we have no intention of implementing.

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    @AStu: I kinda like that idea. Targeted advertising for other SE sites. Just think of all the CookingSE links we could get on Meta...
    – Shog9
    Aug 29, 2010 at 19:39
  • @Shog9 Of course the corpse-eating question on gaming.se would always have a spot in the "related" section on cooking.se
    – balpha StaffMod
    Aug 29, 2010 at 20:28
  • @Shog9 @balpha As indicated, I suggested offering Related Question suggestions across all related SOI sites, for example SuperUser between and ServerFault. Aug 29, 2010 at 22:29
  • What do you have "no intention of implementing", the magic 8 ball, or the displaying of Related Questions from SuperUser on ServerFault (in an appropriately-marked subsection) and visa-versa? Aug 29, 2010 at 22:31
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    @AStu: If you plan to use tags for determining relationships, you might find some interesting relations appearing...
    – Shog9
    Aug 29, 2010 at 22:42

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