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I see no issues with this. I do this myself, especially if a user has asked bioinformatics-related questions in the past. This was a question about parsing and reformatting a Fastq file from a user with a number of bioinformatics-related questions on our site: The question was definitely on-topic here but I wanted them to just be aware of the bioinfo site ...


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Well, the sites do have a significant overlap. Briefly: Super User (SU) : Any question about using/administering computers. This includes simple scripts of the type a sysadmin is likely to write (file and user management scripts for example). SU is platform agnostic. You can ask about any operating system there. Most of the questions here would also be on ...


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I rather like that the suggestion box works this way. It's happened to me that a search for keywords found nothing, but the title matcher found something relevant. Even if it finds nothing relevant, it's sometimes useful to mention in the question “this earlier question has a similar title, but my question is different in that …”. The suggestion box tries ...


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According to How do I enable dark mode on other sites in the network?, it is not yet available outside of Stack Overflow: Dark mode is currently in beta and only available on Stack Overflow. You cannot enable it anywhere else at this time.


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Yes. It's http://meta.stackexchange.com.


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There was a popular question on Unix.SE this week. How do I get a websites title using command line? It contains a YouTube link points to "Why Are Bad Words Bad?". I assume the newsletter selected this hot topic on Unix.SE. When Gmail processed the newsletter email, it auto generated a video preview for the link. YouTube Previews - Gmail Labs graduation ...


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I think you're misunderstanding what a duplicate is. A duplicate is only within a single SE site, such as Unix & Linux. Duplicates do not span different SE sites. The normal course of action should be to copy the answer from the other SE site, put it in our own words as much as you can and customize it so that it's appropriate for the question on U&...


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I think you just didn't wait long enough. In general when I go to a SE site where I'm not logged in but have an account, when I go to the login page and click on the box to input my openid login if I reload that page or if I wait a bit it will detect me and auto log me in. It isn't 100% rock solid across all the various SE properties but in general works I'...


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Yes, but not in that way. Here is how I do it, with sites like the vi one for example, for what it is worth. If the questioner is lost, and was apparently unsure where to come in the first place, then I point to the other Stack Exchange WWW site if it is a better fit. If there is a question, or better yet a full question and answer, on the other WWW site, ...


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A few points: suggesting an SE network site to the user is common and acceptable: we see https://askubuntu.com, https://serverfault.com, https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com , etc Usually that comes up in case of off-topic questions, where the phrasing is "This question might be more suitable for [insert your favorite site here]" Promoting non-SE network ...


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It probably depends on the nature of your question. For example, if you want to know how to alter the configuration to enable or modify C++ syntax highlighting in vim, then SO is probably a good place for that. But if you want to know how to find the Fedora RPMs for the packages your need for that, then unix.SE is probably best. In other words: is the ...


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I am afraid that searching for a solution on Google has become a quasi-synonym of searching on Stack Exchange, seen the number of posts from Q&A sites that come up at the top of the results. Sometimes I have experienced that getting hold of definitions of something on the www is discouraging because the number of people who struggled with that ...


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