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The guys at BrewAdvice.com, the stackexchange 1.0 version of us, said (way back when we were in commitment phase) that they'd be all for merging with us. They've built up a nice pile of answers, as well as an existing community.

From the sounds of things over there, this is going to happen: https://homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/1825/meta-are-we-being-merged-into-the-other-stack-exchange-brew-site

Haven't heard anything official outside of brewadvice about this, but it makes sense.

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    Nice find. I didn't even realize this existed. I really wish I would have known though... – Joe Phillips Nov 11 '10 at 17:44
  • A friend pointed it out to me back when I was promoting HB.SE. I think that there's a lot of value in bringing them in, since they've got a community and we've got a better platform. – Fishtoaster Nov 11 '10 at 17:52
  • My biggest question is what would be the logistics of this? I think it would be a great jumpstart for the site and both sites have similar DNA, but I wonder how trivial it will be to work through a merger. Having looked at the system dumps from other SE sites and my guess is that it should be very possible to pull the content in here, but I think we'd need some help/advice from meta.meta to understand how/if this might happen. – Tim Nov 11 '10 at 20:33
  • Awesome! Are any of their users (esp. moderators) in on the private beta? – Nicholas Trandem Nov 11 '10 at 21:53
  • @Nicholas Trandem : When the merger happens, there will be no more private beta. To avoid a disruption of service for their current users, we forgo the closed beta period. – Robert Cartaino Nov 12 '10 at 4:05
  • @Nicholas - Yes, I'm one of their users :-) – Room3 Nov 13 '10 at 1:39
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    We're heeeeeeere. Thanks for taking us on guys! We at BrewAdvice.com are excited to tackle the q&a with you all. – hookedonwinter Nov 22 '10 at 22:05
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    Ah crap- there goes the neighborhood. :P – Fishtoaster Nov 23 '10 at 3:57
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Yes, as posted in their system message:

BrewAdvice.com will be merged into the StackExchange 2.0 platform shortly. New look, new features, and hopefully no downtime.

The physical merging of the data is largely a technical issue which is being dealt with by our developers right now. If all goes well, expect the data to be merged in the next day or two.

  • Is this merger going on right now? I see some new users on the site that have a lot of rep and seem to have a rep graph that goes back to earlier this year. Any update on this merger would be nice. – thebeav Nov 22 '10 at 21:13
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    The merger was completed today, pretty much as described here. – Robert Cartaino Nov 22 '10 at 21:32

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