Relationships & Dating has reached 100% commitment and will be launching private beta soon. We discussed this previously somewhat, but now that the launch is imminent, I thought it would be a good time to clarify how we should handle overlapping questions: those relationship problems that are also about parents. Thoughts?
As the moderator of two sites with a pretty large overlap (Space Exploration and Astronomy), I thought I'd leave you some advice that was given to me.
Beofett has already touched on this, but I figure any extra advice is welcome:
It is ok if some posts that come on Parenting would also be on topic on Relationships & Dating and vice versa. What matters is whether or not it is on topic here. Generally, if it is on topic here, don't migrate. If the question asked about the relationship between two adults happens to be very pertinent to parenting, then it should stay here.
One thing to consider is sharing chat feeds.
By way of example, scifi.se has a chat feed set up to bring in new questions posted on movies.se that use the tags science-fiction, fantasy, or star-wars. I think we should work with the moderators of the new site to coordinate a similar setup.
Perhaps they would be interested in seeing our relationships questions as they get posted (incidentally, we should be more diligent in using that tag). Similarly, if they wind up having tags that are directly relevant to us, we can bring them in to our feed.
As for what questions belong where... it's okay to have topics overlap between two SE sites..
I see no problem in having questions about relationships be potentially on topic for either site.
Clearly, for us, the relationship has to somehow relate to a parent/guardian:child relationship, but those could conceivably be okay in either site.
Migration should only occur if a question is off-topic on the site it is posted, but on-topic for the other site (and the other site has indicated that it will be welcome), or if it is on-topic for both sites, and the OP specifically requests a migration. Otherwise, it should stay where it was originally posted.
I agree with Torben and as a moderator for parenting, I'll probably go over and join the relationships one too - I imagine there will be frequent occurrences when we'll want to migrate questions back and forth between the two or times when it might be helpful to refer someone here with a parenting question that also relates to relationships to an answer or question there within an answer focused on just the parenting aspects. The two sites will probably wind up somewhat tied together so it'll be good to have a relationship with each-other (no pun intended - but chuckle slightly anyway if you wish).