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I thought that Stack Overflow is about coding questions while Programmers.SE is for general questions about programming. However, project management questions are migrated from Programmers.SE to Stack Overflow. What is the rationale behind it?

BTW, I don't like at all that one community (programmers) has more sites to go hunt for questions / answers.

EDIT: Example: Project Management tools with great UX?. There are over 1500 questions with the tag "project-management" on Stack Overflow.

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Links, or it didn't happen. What you describe should not happen. –  Andrew Barber Dec 29 '11 at 11:52
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Can you show an example? –  Pëkka Dec 29 '11 at 11:55
    
I've added an example –  Borek Dec 29 '11 at 13:23

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BTW, I don't like at all that one community (programmers) have more sites to go hunt for questions / answers.

Who says programmers are one community, or are interested in only one thing?

I'm a programmer. I'm interested in the bottom line of the code. Developing the software. I have the pieces, I need to put them together to make them work. I enjoy digging into the code and writing software. As such, I find Stack Overflow to be immensely useful.

A colleague of mine is a programmer. He's interested in team dynamics and leading developers. He cares about how the department runs and wants to be a manager. He has all the resources and employees, he needs to put them together to make them work. Programmers is for him.

A friend of mine is a programmer. While many of us went to work after college, he stayed in school. He's finishing up his PhD and wants to be a professor. He loves theory and study. His code isn't always practical in the business world, but it is always interesting and thought-provoking. Theoretical Computer Science is his favorite Stack Exchange site.

And so on.

We are part of a vast and diverse profession. It's bad enough that non-technical people lump us all together as "the IT guys," we don't need to do the same thing internally.

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Well said. On top of that, at any given moment, I am looking/thinking about a certain aspect of what I do. I like to have separate places to find these things. +1 –  Andrew Barber Dec 29 '11 at 12:10
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"Programmers is for him." And he can also find about 1500 questions and many more answers about project management on Stack Overflow. So both sites are for him. It is a nice idea to have everything well-separated and strictly categorized but that's often hard to achieve in practice. –  Borek Dec 29 '11 at 13:30
    
@Borek: And I can probably find (or at least ask) useful questions and answers about building a domain-specific language for my client's codebase on the English Language And Usage SE site. (Provided that the question is focusing on the linguistics and not on the code.) There's overlap, certainly. And there always will be. Whether we're talking about Lamarck-ian taxonomy or if Pluto should be a planet, we're talking about overlap. Categories aren't as neat and divided as people want them to be. –  David Dec 29 '11 at 13:43
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Fully agree, there's often an overlap and how SE network is currently structured (separate sites) does not reflect that reality IMO. For example, if you ask that DSL question on English Language SE, I will not be able to find it from the search box on Stack Overflow. I don't see how that's useful. –  Borek Dec 29 '11 at 13:55
    
@Borek: stackexchange.com/search?q=domain+specific+languages It's not the most elegant solution, sure. But it works quite well. There are often questions about the usefulness of searching on Stack Exchange sites (an inability to find things, the perception that related questions shown when asking are better than normal search results, etc.), and the bottom line is always that Google is the best tool for the job. Stack Exchange goes to great lengths to be well-indexed and takes their own Google search results very seriously. –  David Dec 29 '11 at 14:02
    
@Borek: But since you do make a good point... meta.stackexchange.com/q/117430/148400 –  David Dec 29 '11 at 14:18

Project management questions should go the Project Management site.

Project management questions are not specifically about software development and are therefore off topic for Programmers.

Do you have links to the questions that were migrated from Programmers to Stack Overflow? They shouldn't have been migrated and the migration needs reversing and the question migrating to the correct site.

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I've added an example as an edit to the question, thanks. –  Borek Dec 29 '11 at 13:24
    
And BTW, I didn't even know about the PM site, thanks for pointing that out. So if I have a question about how to do an agile PM on a software project, on which site should I ask? –  Borek Dec 29 '11 at 13:33

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