There are many sites that emulate the Stack Exchange look and feel, but aren't actually part of the network.

One such site is ask.puppetlabs.com

To qualify as a duplicate, do both questions need to reside in the official Stack Exchange network?

For example, look at these questions.



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Not just on the same network. We only mark questions as duplicates if they are on the same site, e.g. a question can exist on both SU and SO wihtout being marked as duplicates. See: What to do with cross-site duplicates?

You can comment with a link to that other site, if you want to. If you wish to provide an answer, please make sure the answer is more than purely a link - and don't just copy entire answers from other sites, if possible. If you do, make sure to credit the source in accordance to their content licence (SE uses CC-BY-SA).

Generally, even if an answer can be found by searching we would prefer to also add the answer on SE, in line with our goals of being a single source of knowledge.

  • I'd like to add that the same user asking the same question on multiple SE sites (cross-posting) is generally not OK. If you asked on the wrong site (wrong audience, no answers for weeks, ...) flag your question and request migration.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 16:55

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