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I see no reason with allowing the site to be used as a migration path for the entire network as required, provided the content that is migrated over here meets our requirements - many of the one to two line questions that get asked on other sites are simply so far off the pace of what we're describing as our quality level that they would just immediately get ...


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My opinion on this differs from Izzy's a bit - I'd be fine with a standard migration path from Drupal, and from other sites where we can mutually decide it'd be a good thing. We've grown enough that I believe we can handle the additional questions from external community-driven migrations. We can provide a good home for those, so I'd vote that we make an ...


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It'll be a while before we figure out what's best for you (and sites where the path could conceivably exist). It's important to first reiterate: Migration is chiefly for improving a user's experience, not bucketing. We don't want to tell people "Oh wow this would be awesome on [site], go ask it there instead" - the polite thing to do is just move ...


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At least until the elections, I'm also a SR.SE moderator, and I rejected many of those migration requests. One of the aspects of the recommendations sites is the pretty exacting quality standards as laid out in the various meta posts on the subject. Were these questions migrated by another mod on SU, I'd have rejected them and have had a quiet word with ...


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I'm an SU regular, and fairly familiar with SF - and once we get out of beta, chances are we'll have some informal channels to handle that sort of thing. While we can migrate stuff, its probably a better idea to avoid that until beta is over. Lets start with the most obvious thing - that while there's a lot of overlap, how you ask a product-rec-in-disguise ...


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As a beta site, we can't migrate to other sites. Once we graduate, we'll have the option of migrating to other sites and have other sites migrate to us. Note that moderators can migrate to any site on the network, just not normal users. If you see something that clearly belongs somewhere else, and the author hasn't already cross-posted it, flag it.


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My own sense is that the anxiety is misplaced. AskUbuntu, AskDifferent, and Unix & Linux each already have tags for software recommendations, so such questions are not off-topic on those sites. The obvious missing OS in that list is Windows, of course, so Windows-related questions may well end up here. windows is, in any case, already the most popular ...


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SE keeps an eye on metas everywhere, and even if its a general request, its usually fine to leave it on the site meta. There's no practical reason to move it.


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Our migration statistics (link requires 2k rep) for the past 3 months are: 3 questions migrated. Even accounting for the fact that some questions would have been migrated if there had been a way to do it without involving mods (most questions manage to get closed without mod involvement), that's way too small to warrant creating migration paths. In my ...


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I'd decide that on a per-case basis – and in multiple "stages": First, mods could be encouraged to migrate here if they're at least half-way sure it fits – they could instruct their users utilizing the "flag for mod attention" to indicate candidates. Having seen how we can cope with that, "smaller" sites (such as Android.SE) could be encouraged taking it ...


5

When the site enters public beta and gets its own moderators, they will have the ability to migrate posts over to Meta Stack Overflow. In the long run, though, the need for migrating to Meta Stack Overflow is narrow. General Stack Exchange features are fine to ask on the per-site Meta instead of Meta Stack Overflow. The point of having a per-site meta, ...


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In addition to what @nhinkle said... There's a very simple rule for situations like this Never migrate crap Assuming we're a open migration path and someone migrates crap, we'll likely reject it and kick it back - we're not anyone's dustbin. If you think its potentially a good question, with a tool you're going to use, why not simply ask a new, high ...


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No. First of all, questions older than 60 days cannot be migrated. Second, migrations to beta sites are strongly discouraged, for several reasons: If the site doesn't graduate, then questions that would have existed elsewhere on the network are lost. Migrated questions have a strong possibility of changing the feel and direction of the site in its early ...


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During the beta phase, fortunately, we won't have any community migration path, only migrations by moderators and reposts. To all moderators of other Stack Exchange sites, and users who would recommend reposting or migration to Software Recommendations: We have question quality guidelines. Please: Do not recommend posting on Software Recommendations ...


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As Seth says, it was migrated to Stack Overflow: You can see it here. You see it in the question list because migrated questions stick around for a month before an automated process deletes them. Clicking on the link automatically redirects for non-mods. You can see the question page on SR by appending ?noredirect=1 to the question URL, like this.


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The question in question was actually migrated from Software Recommendations to Stack Overflow. If you check the original post's revision history you can see that Journeyman Geek migrated it over to Stack Overflow on the 22 of January. That's why you get moved over to Stack Overflow when you try to close it ;)


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A migrated question only lives on one site. Migrating locks the question on the original site and creates it on the target site. When a migrated question is closed (for any reason other than duplicate) on the receiving side, the migration is marked as rejected: the question again belongs to the sending site and is unlocked there (where it remains closed, ...


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Um; I thought like that's kinda the whole point leading to SR being conceived? So that questions "What's the best software for X? [...]", mercilessly closed on StackOverflow, could be migrated here instead and actually not get closed (if they're of good enough quality), and get awesome answers? Is that not so? I'm confused now... Also, there are actually ...


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I basically agree with your answer "over there" – especially for one reason you gave: Those who'd mark it for migration often do so "just by the name" (as folks ask questions here because they were "sent here" from another site. That is, they are not familiar with the proposed migration target, and thus should not have pushed it. Being a mod on two SE sites,...


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To help you out, I have posted details of your request on the Graphic Design SE and am awaiting their response. Please see: https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3759/would-this-question-be-a-good-fit-for-this-site


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Questions like the example provided are off topic on SuperUser, but on-topic on Software Recommendations SE. It would be best to encourage SuperUser moderators to migrate good questions (those meeting our requirements) to Software Recommendations SE and close the poor ones on SuperUser. If a question is closed on SuperUser, a comment can be left stating ...


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