i have an online community in 1 country currently and would like to "copy" the website to another domain to cater to another country and start growing the community there as well.
currently example.cn and new domain example.tw.
what are your thoughts to linking the 2 sites? i would like to leverage upon the current database and also cater to more country specific audiences as well as content.
current site has a "news" section, forum, gallery, etc..
should i have little flags right at the top for them to click through to the other site?
next question is, what should be shared between the sites? user database? forum database? gallery? news database?
keep in mind i want to keep the site content region specific so i am thinking they shouldn't be shared. maybe except only the user database.
thanks in advance for any ideas!