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Currently the migration path options from SO are:

  • Meta.SO
  • Serverfault
  • SuperUser
  • Webmasters
  • Programmers

If we are going to be limited to 5 options, shouldn't we periodically re-evaluate which sites are most appropriate?

Migration stats (10k only) indicate that the top sites for the last 90 days are:

  1. Superuser - 564 - 5% rejected
  2. ServerFault - 278 - 10% rejected
  3. Tex - 157 - 13% rejected
  4. DBA - 144 - 2% rejected
  5. Sharepoint - 127 - 1% rejected
  6. Programmers - 126 - 26% rejected
  7. CodeReview - 100 - 3% rejected
  8. Meta.SO - 81 - 18% rejected
  9. Wordpress - 75 - 14% rejected
  10. Webmasters - 58 - 8% rejected

All these migrations for sites out of the list required a flag and a moderator to process it. This is just extra work for the mod team!

If we had the top 5 destinations by volume as the 5 options, we would have had a net savings of 160 flags to be processed. I suspect we will actually see these numbers change quite a bit if it's easier for users to put questions in the appropriate spot without moderator intervention.

Can we have a review of the migration path list based on migration volume?

Think of the flags!

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Generally agree, but Meta will always be a migration path, so Meta + top 4 non-Meta instead of top 5? –  Jim Jun 5 '12 at 17:56
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@Jim That's an option. Based on the numbers it may still be more efficient to flag those posts for moderator attention, though. –  JNK Jun 5 '12 at 18:00
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Programmers is sixth? Yay!, please remove us from the migration list asap! –  Yannis Jun 5 '12 at 18:05
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@JNK Meta will always be first migration choice –  Jim Jun 5 '12 at 18:07
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@Jim And I'm saying it may be worthwhile to re-evaluate that logic. Seven other sites get more migrations than meta, and 4 of those require manual flagging right now. –  JNK Jun 5 '12 at 18:12
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Do the stats include rejections? IMO any site with a high rejected/total ratio ougjt to be removed. Sometimes community migrations aren't so great. –  Manishearth Jun 5 '12 at 18:15
    
@TimManishEarth Good point, I'll add rejection numbers. –  JNK Jun 5 '12 at 18:16
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@yannis the 26% rejected supports your case. –  Manishearth Jun 5 '12 at 18:30
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@TimManishEarth That can't be right, the ProgSE stats show a different (larger) number. –  Yannis Jun 5 '12 at 18:32
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These numbers are probably right, but they aren't what is being portrayed here. They are number of incoming migrations, not outgoing: that is, SO received 126 questions from Programmers and rejected 26% of them. –  user149432 Jun 6 '12 at 6:24
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@MarkTrapp Nope, the ProgSE -> SO rejection is 5% (144 questions). There were 126 questions migrated from SO to ProgSE, but the rejection is 36%. –  Yannis Jun 6 '12 at 13:47

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up vote 58 down vote accepted

We've replaced Programmers and Webmasters migration paths with TeX and DBA, respectively.

Enjoy. :)

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+1000000000000000 –  JNK Jun 5 '12 at 18:46
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Awesome! Thanks Anna! –  Aaron Bertrand Jun 5 '12 at 18:47
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Bloody hell that was quick! –  Kev Jun 5 '12 at 19:11
    
@Kev 54 minutes. That has to be a record :P –  Dynamic Jun 5 '12 at 19:24
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How plausible would automatically updating this be, based on migration stats? Say every month or so. –  Toomai Jun 5 '12 at 19:31
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@Toomai Hm, that would be too easy to game, I'd reject migrations just so as Programmers to not get back in that list. –  Yannis Jun 5 '12 at 19:37
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Callooh! Callay! –  ChrisF Jun 5 '12 at 21:55
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@YannisRizos I think he meant based on # of moves, not # of rejects :P. We all know Programmers has the highest number of rejects –  Ben Brocka Jun 5 '12 at 22:50
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This is probably worthwhile, but I wish I could type in what I want directly. This is still a pitiful number of our sites... –  sarnold Jun 6 '12 at 2:40
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Wait... How do we migrate all of our crap to Programmers now? –  Cody Gray Jun 6 '12 at 2:56
    
Holy crap, I didn't think the turnaround on this would be that quick. This is awesome. –  casperOne Jun 6 '12 at 3:06
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@TheEstablishment Flag for moderator attention. We'll feed those flags to the n00bs that come in on the 20th. –  casperOne Jun 6 '12 at 3:07
    
SF was replaced with sharepoint at some point..? –  3ventic Apr 15 at 1:19
    
@3ventic'sShadow Yes? –  Anna Lear Apr 15 at 3:29

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