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Now it is really confusing to find a suitable site to ask a question.
As an example - I host a blog using WordPress. Now I have a question about this hosting. I want to post it in a Stack Exchange site. Where will I post? I have 2 options available now.

  1. WordPress answers
  2. Pro Webmasters

Are developers trying anything to solve this confusing matter?

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    I see a sentence ending in a question mark, but I'm not quite sure what the question is. I mean, yes, they are, but what do you really want to know?
    – Pops
    Nov 23 '10 at 14:44
  • @Popular Demand: I just trying to pay attention of the developers. Nov 23 '10 at 14:57
  • I must have mixed things up, so deleted the comments. Nothing to see, move along!
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 23 '10 at 16:03
  • @Ivo, hm, suspicious... I wonder what that comment could possibly be alluding to.
    – Pops
    Nov 23 '10 at 16:13
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    I agree w/ OP, why so many sites?
    – Jon L.
    Nov 23 '10 at 17:58
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    I find it confusing. Take for example a question on SVN which is a server program (super user) used by programmers (stack overflow / server fault / programmers) also web developers. A generic question could fit in a number of sites.
    – Wes
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:00
  • @jon Because people have many questions to ask. Nov 23 '10 at 18:12
  • This is the same with SU and AU. A question about Ubuntu can belong on both. AFAIK this is intentional, to give more complicated and specialised questions the community they need. Nov 23 '10 at 18:16
  • @Wes: Ahm, no. IMHO, a generic question about the SVN functionality is best asked on SO or PR, while a question about certain frontends/applications are better asked at SU...I don't see how WM does fit into there... Nov 23 '10 at 18:21
  • @Bobby sorry I'm not familar with all the abbreviations. what's WM? It's my opinion that it confusing. Another example a question about apache pasting the httpd.conf asking why something doesn't work. Where does that belong? Again I think it may fit on three of the big three sites.
    – Wes
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:30
  • @Wes: WebMaster...at least I hope so, I was to lazy to check, though might be PW. Anyway, that one would belong on ServerFault, since it's a question about the server. Nov 23 '10 at 18:49
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    At some point, there may really be the need for a Q&A site for asking which Q&A site a specific question goes to. Seriously.
    – Pekka
    Nov 23 '10 at 22:31
  • What we really need here is hierarchy. Let's prefix every SE name with something like comp., rec., sci., soc., or something like that. Sites that don't make it out of the commitment phase can go in .alt. Nov 24 '10 at 15:21
  • @Rejoice rejoice kbd is back: That would be Meta or the according Metas, there are quiet some Does this question belong here or Where does this question belong questions around. Nov 24 '10 at 16:19
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    Possible duplicate of Is it possible we've got too many Stack Exchange sites/categories?
    – gnat
    Apr 13 '16 at 18:05
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How do I programmatically move the paddle in Pong while microwaving my startup's leased iPad connected via VPN to an Ubuntu client with horrible UI that is taking geotagged photos of brownian-motion-moving particles in O(n log² n) without harming my unicorn-branded Android-powered Rovio bicycle unit, which right now sits on a shoddy shelf between bottles of homebrew?
The documentation is written in horrible English, the SOApi dependency is misbehaving and I can't blog my problem because russian hackers have pwned it.
PS: I dissed my GM yesterday by suggesting we play Monopoly instead. Could it be related?

Here's what I'd do.

  1. Tag your question.
  2. Go on the site you'd like to ask on: how many tags would you have to create?

If the answer is two or more, you're probably on the wrong place.

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    Please tell me that's not a real quote.
    – Wes
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:31
  • @Wes Google is your friend :)
    – badp
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:33
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    I thought we already established this question belonged on Home Improvement.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:34
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    @Grace What question? Man, this one is totally different. It belongs to Tex, obviously.
    – badp
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:35
  • Ooh, I see, you're right. I didn't notice that little change there. I almost directed you to the wrong site. What a mess up that would've been!
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:37
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    @Grace Luckily we can migrate from any site to any other site so that won't be a problem, we'll just have to pass through WebApps though.
    – badp
    Nov 23 '10 at 18:39
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    This is the best question that has never been asked. Apr 13 '16 at 18:31

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