This site encompasses computer science at all levels. This includes research-level questions about theoretical computer science which are also on-topic on our sister site Theoretical Computer Science.
In principle, the existence of other sites does not affect the scope of this site. I recommend reading Shog9's blog post Respect the community – your own, and others’. In particular (excerpted):
- [Do not do] scope Gerrymandering: attempting to micromanage what’s on-topic in order to avoid overlap with other sites or simply drive away users seen as undesirable.
- Do leave comments on questions that might get better answers somewhere else.
- Don’t attempt to scavenge on-topic questions from other sites by asking the moderators there to migrate them to yours. Again, there’s no harm in leaving a comment suggesting that a question would be a better fit somewhere else. But focus on the questions that aren’t on-topic, or aren’t getting answered – snatching someone’s question (or answer) away without any forewarning is a slap in their face.
Given these considerations, are there any circumstances where we would migrate questions asked here to the TCS site? Here are a few things we might decide; this is of course not an exhaustive list of possibilities, and this question is a call for proposals (and a first attempt at finding a consensus), not a referendum.
- Never migrate questions to TCS.
- Only migrate questions to TCS if they would be on-topic there and they are the kind of “soft questions” that are generally not welcome on Stack Exchange, but work in “elitist” communities like TCS (such as big-list and research-practice).
- Offer to migrate questions that would be on-topic on TCS if they have had no satisfying answer after a few days and the asker agrees.