Please promote this site: http://ubuntu.shapado.com/
Perhaps I should have been a bit more verbose.
While I am a big fan of SO in general, I think it is unfortunate to be basing a FLOSS community around a non-FLOSS windows centered stack.
I also believe that in denying the community the ability to decide where to direct revenue (from advertising fx) we are doing ourselves and the mission a disservice.
While it is true that we might be able to grow faster due to cross pollination from other StackExchange venues, the arguments related to google juice are without much merit, askubuntu is on its own domain and gains no benefit from being in the SE fold (apart from cross links).
In terms of promotion, we are in the start phase and could easily direct efforts at a FLOSS platform instead.
I hope this is not construed as an attack on the efforts of the people who worked at making askubuntu happen, I think you have done an amazing job and the site looks great :)
I have no doubt that you will succeed in making it the 'go to resource', which is precisely why I ask you to think twice and consider if we can't do one better, be it with shapado, osqa or something else entirely.
Much love -- unomi