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When I'm surfing around Stack Overflow, I'm seeing a lot of questions that maybe need to be migrated to the related sites. For example, this question is related to dba. Why wasn't it migrated to Database Administrators?

When I searched for "Drupal", I found there were a lot of Drupal-related questions on Stack Overflow and they even got upvoted. Why were they not migrated to Drupal Answers?

UPDATE
Nowadays, what if I post a Drupal-related question on Stack Overflow?
Will it still be on-topic or will I be asked to flag it to migrate to Drupal Answers as the Drupal-oriented Stack Exchange site already exists?

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First of all, it has to be off-topic on SO. Then somebody needs to actually see it. And of course questions older than 60 days cannot be migrated. –  Mysticial Dec 14 '12 at 6:17
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Why must they be migrated? –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Dec 14 '12 at 6:22
    
There's no point in the FAQ that says they should be migrated. Please cite where that statement comes from. –  slhck Dec 14 '12 at 6:26

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Not should be migrated. Can be migrated.

A lot of the questions you'll find on Stack Overflow that could be asked on another site are still on-topic on Stack Overflow and may have been posted before these other sites even existed.

There's not much point in just moving things around for the sake of moving things around. It's confusing for the askers, the answerers, and there are often nuances on the more specialized sites that make Stack Overflow questions poor fits for them. (For example, DBA.SE is into more complex questions and not just anything with SQL in it.)

In addition to all that, questions that are more than 60 days old cannot be migrated at all.


Far as your update goes... it depends a bit on the question. Stack Overflow is for programming problems. For Drupal this would be things like creating modules or modifying themes. (I think. I'm not actually familiar with Drupal.)

General Drupal usage questions such as module suggestions, troubleshooting, etc. would probably fare better over on Drupal.SE. Check out their FAQ for details on what's on-topic.

Like I said, I'm not very familiar with Drupal, but based on what I know, I think most development questions could land on either site.

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Please see my update in the question. –  Sithu Dec 14 '12 at 6:54

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