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Offtopic in review is missing programmers.stackexchange.com which I would choose a lot more often than say tex.stackexchange.com. would it be possible to add/exchange this one?

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It was recently booted off that list due the high number of rejections. –  Mysticial Sep 13 '12 at 5:36

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When we last visited this topic, Programmers wasn't in the top 4 sites migrated to - even though it was already more accessible than some that were. Since then, it's fallen even further:

Super User × 777 8% rejected

Server Fault × 442 10% rejected

DBA × 346 2% rejected

TeX × 165 9% rejected

Code Review × 131 5% rejected

Meta Stack Overflow × 82 29% rejected

Programmers × 68 8% rejected

SharePoint × 60 1% rejected

(Note that Meta will always be there, regardless of where it falls in the list)

Given the relative lack of demand, I think we'll keep things the way they are for now. If you come across a good question that's off-topic on Stack Overflow but would work on Programmers, just flag for moderator attention and leave a custom message suggesting that it be migrated there.

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29% rejection from Meta? Seems like we have a problem there... That seems completely outrageous in my eyes. Why are people migrating crap to Meta? –  animuson Sep 13 '12 at 6:01
@animuson A lot of them get closed as dupes - which probably counts as a rejection. –  Mysticial Sep 13 '12 at 6:02
@Mysticial: Duplicates are the only thing that don't count as a rejection. A rejection means "this question doesn't belong here either." A duplicate question does belong here, it's just already been asked before. –  animuson Sep 13 '12 at 6:04
@animuson A rejection means the question was closed (for whatever reason). –  Yannis Sep 13 '12 at 6:05
@YannisRizos: The system only "rejects" a question for non-duplicate and non-belongs-on close reasons. If the stats still include them, then the stats don't seem all that accurate or useful. I don't consider a question that gets closed as a duplicate to be a bad migration. :/ –  animuson Sep 13 '12 at 6:12
@animuson I think that answer only applies to whether the rejection will get locked and the answers that followed it from the source site deleted, that doesn't happen if the question is closed as duplicate. The stats were there long before the rejection mechanism was implemented... "rejected" is just terminology, it does hint to a bad migration, but that's not always the case. –  Yannis Sep 13 '12 at 6:19

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