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As a web-developer/webmaster/sysadmin (a fairly common role), I'm confused as to the separation between the different communities.

I get that building HTML for a webpage is more of a coding question, while SEO is more of a webmaster question. However, many of these boundaries are very blurry, and I see questions closed as 'not being a webmaster question'.

If I build a reputation on Webmasters that allows me to ask a question and put a bounty because I want an answer, it might get closed for being off-topic, even though it's closely related to being a webmaster. (Say a question on how to code a sitemap - something webmasters need to do, though technically a coding question.)

This discourages me from spending a lot of time building a reputation on one of the smaller Stack Exchange sites. I'm sure you've discussed this before, but I couldn't see an answer as to why there are these boundaries, and why my reputation doesn't flow between them.

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However, many of these boundaries are very blurry

Yes, that's how things are in the real world. :)

My guidance is here:
If all SysAdmin questions get punted to ServerFault, and all HTML/CSS are 'programming' - what is left for ProWebmasters?

If I build a reputation on Webmasters that allows me to ask a question and put a bounty because I want an answer, it might get closed for being off-topic

Bountied questions can't be closed by definition, unless a moderator intervenes. Also, you can't start a bounty for at least 2 days after asking; see https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/faq#bounty

I think your fears of questions being closed is a bit unfounded. If you are willing to ...

... before posting your question, I think you will do just fine!

It's the users who don't think at all before posting, and certainly don't ask on meta as you have, that we tend to have issues with.

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