AskBot, the site providing ROS Answers, is a pretty obvious clone of Stack Overflow (SO). It does a pretty decent job but has a few shortcomings: it is much slower than SO and other Stack Exchange sites, it presumably costs money (who is paying for this right now, OSRF?), and doesn’t seem quite as well supported as SO. I think it would also be easier for the community to have fewer such forums. There is already a lot of duplication between ROS questions on SO, Stack Exchange Robotics, and ROS Answers.
It does seem possible to migrate existing Q&A communities to Stack Exchange, see my question on the SO meta page. So we should be able to get all questions, answers, and comments migrated. Karma and badges would probably be lost.
So my question is: Does it still make sense to maintain a separate ROS Q&A forum, or would it be better to migrate ROS Answers to https://robotics.stackexchange.com/ ? Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts!