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Build and strengthen the Stack Exchange community with "crossover questions" between sites

I've been a Stack Exchange contributor for a couple of years now, currently most active on travel.SE. One thing that keeps coming up is questions that would appeal to audiences on two different Stack ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Should a question be posted on the site with the most expertise or the most interest?

Should we give priority to interest or expertise when choosing where to post a question? A question may be of more interest to users on one Stack Exchange site, but the users on a different site may ...
519 votes
5 answers
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Is cross-posting a question on multiple Stack Exchange sites permitted if the question is on-topic for each site?

It is possible to migrate a question from one Stack Exchange site to another by closing, but if I have a question that I think is on-topic for multiple Stack Exchange sites, is it OK to post it on ...
1 vote
2 answers
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What should I do with question that has been answered on another site? [duplicate]

I have reviewed the following question and answer What's the policy on marking questions as duplicates? As part of the community, what should I do when I find questions that have been answered on ...
-36 votes
4 answers
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How necessary are the child meta sites? [duplicate]

Can they all be amalgamated into the main site with their own tags? The reasons I can think of that this is a good idea are: There are a lot of questions on the child meta sites that are duplicates ...
6 votes
1 answer
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Strange deleted user with name?

Usually deleted users show up like this. Their posts are disassociated and anonymized leaving only a user card with their user ID, like this: Users can also request disassociation: However, I came ...
13 votes
0 answers
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Would a "Related network questions" list be possible and worthwhile?

The scopes of many sites overlap, e.g.: English Language Learners and English Language and Usage; AskUbuntu and Unix and Linux; Math, MathOverflow, Cross Validated, and Mathematica; and any language ...
3 votes
2 answers
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What is an appropriate way to indicate a previously asked question needs to be readdressed? [duplicate]

I'm about to use a specific example to highlight a general question I recently posted an answer to What to do with cross-site duplicates? That question was originally asked, and a best-answer chosen,...
3 votes
1 answer
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Should I paraphrase the cross-site duplicate when posting it as an answer?

This Stack Overflow question had an answer on Software Engineering. After reading this answer here, I went ahead and posted an answer, since I feel like that question is on topic on both sites. In ...
12 votes
3 answers
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How do I report a duplicate question when I cannot cast close votes?

Is there a way to report that a question is a duplicate of another one? Some users are able to cast a close vote, but what can users who see a duplicate question but cannot vote to close it do?
-1 votes
1 answer
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Cross-stack duplicates? [duplicate]

Today, I saw this question on Super User. The first comment pointed out that it had been answered on StackOverflow. Would it have been appropriate to flag the SU question as a duplicate of the SO ...
26 votes
1 answer
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Duplicate questions on other SE sites? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question on security.stackexchange.com. The question was related to XSS so in my opinion it belonged to the security website. There was a comment on the question saying that a ...
0 votes
1 answer
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Can questions on different Stack Exchange sites be marked as exact duplicates?

This question on Health Beta seems to be the same as this question on Skeptics SE. They both were well-received and have several answers. Can, and should, anything be done to link them together or ...
1 vote
1 answer
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Reposting deleted questions

I asked a question, and it got deleted. I do not have enough reputation points to vote to reopen. What can I do if I still want the answer to the question? I can't even edit the question to try to ...
-4 votes
2 answers
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Allowing straightforward duplicates to be linked from main meta to specific meta

This question is not about cross duplicates among all meta sites, which is discussed here: What to do with cross site duplicates? There are certain duplicates which are too straightforward to be re-...

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