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Questions tagged [site-crossover]

for instances where questions may be on-topic for multiple sites, inquiries as to which site might be appropriate and questions about migration between sites with a similar scope

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Is offering cross-site bounties allowed?

I came across this question on Stack Overflow that starts with: NOTE: I'm also offering a bounty of 50 to 100 reputation on this problem. While I am unable to offer a bounty via StackOverflow due ...
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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 ...
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Data science, Cross Validated and Artificial Intelligence

A similar question than this one has been asked there: Difference between the Cross Validated and Data Science SE sites? People, including myself, seems to be confused about the distinction of all ...
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Cross-site associated question has been deleted

The SO question How to get current time in Python? has cross-site associated question on ruSO: The banner says: “this question has answers on Stack Overflow in Russian: ”. Such banner only ...
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Why not let Communities refer questions to other communities?

The issue: As the number exchanges/communities have grown, a lot of overlapping question are spreading across the lines between the communities. Examples: In the robotics exchange there is a ...
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Cross-site question association

We have already working association mechanism between Stack Oveflow in Russian and Stack Overlow in English. Something like this Text translation: This question has answers on StackOverflow in ...
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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 ...
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Asking questions relevant to multiple sites?

Many questions are relevant to multiple SE sites, e.g.,: Can a bash script tell if it's being run via cron? Check if script is started by cron, rather than invoked manually How can I tell a ...
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How can I tailor this question to three separate sites? [duplicate]

After some interesting discussions it seems my question fits (is on topic for) three different SE sites but if I want to post it to each of them (to access different kinds of experts) then I need to ...
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Deny cross-posting, but enable site-sharing?

I know cross-posting (writing the same question on more than one SE site) is discouraged and should not be done. I also see the reason for this and agree, but sometimes it is indeed not clear where a ...
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Cross-site posting feature [duplicate]

I sometimes have questions that are suitable for 2 or more Stack Exchange sites. For example, a question on configuring a development database for a website. This question could be posted on ...
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Fix SE for interdisciplinary questions: inter-site posting instead of close-repost

Tl;dr: Replace the migration feature with by-design simultaneous posting questions on multiple sites, with links. The Problem(s) Computer science is a broad field that touches many others. We use ...
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Posting question applicable for 2 communities [duplicate]

I have this question I posted at the Game Development Community. Compressing language for Game use to save Packets Although the question is related to game development, I feel I can get more answer ...
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What to do with a question that has a definitely off-topic/closed duplicate on another SE site?

My question on SoftwareRecs Diff tool for XML files? has a comment 'possible duplicate' of the off-topic https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9713406/free-xml-compare-tool on StackOverflow. I have ...
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How do you tell whether your question should be in EE, Arduino or SO?

I have come across many questions that are an Arduino/Electrical Engineering/Stack Overflow blend and am not sure which one to ask it on. This includes questions on debugging arduino programs ...
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If a question is posted to one site and receives answers, can it be changed to a different site?

If a question is posted to one Stack Exchange site and receives answers, can it still be changed to another Stack Exchange site? If yes, how? It can't be deleted now that it has an answer. I want to ...
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Is it ok to delete question on one Stack Exchange site (for lack of response) and post it on another Stack Exchange site?

When asking questions related to SharePoint, I generally post them on SharePoint Stack Exchange. But sometimes I don't receive any responses to my question, so I delete the question from SharePoint ...
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Add a limited cross site question feed to the main page

Often people have lamented the "this is appropriate on multiple sites, but people yell if I post copies of it on both" or "I'd post it on the other site, but it doesn't get enough eyeballs - this one ...
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Do we really need all these computer science / programming places?

I have been thinking on this a lot. And I also saw this post which gives a good explanation of every site: Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange do I post in? However, I see a couple of ...
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Where to ask a question if it would fit into different SE sites? [duplicate]

I'm currently interested in (programming) home automation with the rasp-pi. The question is now where is the best place for that? StackOverflow, because it is about programing? Rasp-Pi beta, ...
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How to ask the same question on different sites? [duplicate]

Suppose I have question, which appropriate to ask on two (or more) different SE sites. Since the audience is different on different sites, I would like to attract all people, who can answer. How ...
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Should strictly on-topic cross-posts be put on hold as “off-topic”?

A good question, on topic for two sites Without having read the FAQ on cross-posting, I cross-posted a question (here and here) that was strictly on topic for both sites. In fact, I actually cross-...
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Cross-Site Question bans? [duplicate]

I got question banned on Serverfault for asking some bad questions I do admit not my best work. When I tried to post a question on Stackoverflow I realized I was also Question banned. Considering I ...
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How to share a question on different related SE sites? [duplicate]

My question is that I asked a question on stackoverflow.com and I want to share my question to all other technical stackoverflow linked sites like http://dba.stackexchange.com, http://unix....
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One Question but on multiple domains of SX [duplicate]

Most of the times it happens to me that I have a question that is partly related to one domain and partly to the other domain(s). Asking a question on one domain has the side of effect of losing the ...
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Etiquette, rules, or advice on which site to pose a question? (Or, why are there so many StackExchange sites?)

Basically: I have a question I want to ask regarding using Apple's AppleScript/Objective-C bridge (Objective C wrapped in AppleScript, basically) to implement an HTML/WebKit-based pager (a drop-in for ...
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Why is there no Single sign-on across Stack Exchange Sites? [duplicate]

I am logged into Stack Overflow using Chrome. But once I'm going to another Stack Exchange site, it asks to log in again. Why? Is it possible to share authority?
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What should I do with question that has been answered on another site? [duplicate]

I have review the following question and answer What's the policy on marking questions as duplicates? My New question: As part of community what should I do when I find questions that have been ...
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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 ...
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What to do about the same question on multiple sites? [duplicate]

There have been many questions that ask if a user is allowed to cross-post a question on multiple sites, and the general conclusion is that they are not allowed to do so. However, sometimes there are ...
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Check if a user has an identical open question on another site before allowing them to post [duplicate]

There are quite a few sites in the network where content can sometimes overlap. That is, there are questions that could be appropriate on multiple sites in the network. Combine this with the fact that ...
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Cross Post if you get no answer? [duplicate]

I searched for the phrase "Cross Post" here in meta stack overflow. Still unclear on how it applies to my current circumstances. I have a problem. I went to some length to document the entire ...
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Questions asked across Sites. NOT only SE sites [duplicate]

What is the usual community response to questions that are posted on other sites as well? For example if the same question is posted on StackOverflow and on CodeProject what would the community do? ...
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Is it OK to cross-post an old, unanswered question?

I've seen a question on a site I don't have an account on. The question was very interesting and it's also on-topic on this other site, where I am an active user on. The question is on-topic on both ...
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Will a site proposal that covers a subset of Stack Overflow work?

The Arduino site proposal will cover all questions about the Arduino platform and will also include questions involving algorithmic issues as well platform-specific programming problems of Arduino. ...
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Where should I post questions that are relevant to desktop applications as well as web applications?

On https://webapps.stackexchange.com/, I once asked whether it was possible to open a file from the desktop using a context menu, and load it in a web browser using a web application such as pixlr. I ...
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Allow cross-site duplicate closing

tldr: If a question turns out to be an unintentional duplicate of another site's question (and OP does not oppose due to intended different audience) allow cross-site dupe closing. I asked this ...
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Regex questions on SU

Which Regex-related questions on SU should be migrated to SO and which shouldn't? For example, this question should definitely be on SU: Interactive regex find highliting in Notepad++ But where do ...
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Span Stack Exchange sites for tags, searches, and related questions

I think there's an unintended motivation for users to post questions to higher-traffic Stack Exchange sites rather than their more specific or appropriate lower-traffic ones. I think I have a ...
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Cross site promotion links to the question I'm viewing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SE ads bug - question advertises itself Yo dawg, I heard you liked the question Did any writing systems exist before kanji was imported?. So I put Did any writing systems ...
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What is the right place to discuss SE site overlap or definition changes?

I feel I am close to a 3rd rail here, but as a general process question where is the "right" place to discuss overlap between SE sites and/or the possible need for site definition changes? Area51 is ...
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Allow cross-posting of questions to more than one meta site

With the rise of more scientific sites; such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computational Science, I find myself wondering where I should post about using scientific software for biophysicists. ...
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Should users asking for beginner tutorials instead post a request on Meta Stack Overflow for an update to the relevant tag wiki?

This is a follow-up to Should Stack Overflow become the place to come to find good “getting started” tutorials? and CrazyJugglerDrummer's comment "Prominent tutorial links could also be added to tag-...
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Facebook.SO Vs regular Stackoverflow [closed]

What is the difference between the two sites? Doesn't Stack Overflow cover Facebook programming topics? Why is it a separate site instead of just using a facebook tag on the regular Stack Overflow ...
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Asking on Multiple Sites: “Soft-Migration”

See also: Collaborate With Chemistry.se? Many of the newer sites have a certain degree of overlap. With the creation of Chem.SE, I noticed quite a few questions on Physics.SE which could have ...
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Bounty Trading System

I know this has been attempted many times before: Here Transfer points between sites, here Should SO rep be considered in SU and SF?, here too Why not merge reputation across Stack Overflow, Server ...
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How to get Emacs gurus to visit Emacs questions on other Stack Exchange sites than Stack Overflow?

As reflected by Can we please have a ruling about Emacs questions on Stack Overflow? and Emacs questions: Super User or Stack Overflow? Emacs questions are scattered over the Stack Exchange network. ...
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Is there/should there be a way to actively “cross-promote” relevant questions across SEs?

A very interesting question: Intersection Between Computer Science and History? Which SE does this really belong on? Could it (and should it) be cross-posted or shared between communities? It seems ...
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Should the User-Experience tag wiki suggest asking a question on UX.SE instead? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: This question may belong to <Another site>, consider migrating Automatically suggest asking on another site The user-experience tag seems to often exist on questions ...
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Cross-Site Asking [duplicate]

NOT cross-posting, of course. An idea came up in comments on my previous question about cross-site searching about cross-site asking. That is, when a user is on one Stack Exchange site (Stack ...