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A week ago, I flagged my own fresh question for migration to Programmers SE after realising that it fits better there than on Stack Overflow, and soon after the question was closed on Stack Overflow for being off-topic. Ten minutes after I flagged it, the flag was deemed helpful. In the 8 days since then, nothing has happened.

Is there a big backlog for moderators to handle flags? If yes, how large is this backlog, and how long does it normally take for a moderator to decide to migrate or not? If no, what is the current status of my post — flag deemed helpful, several people upvoted the comment proposing to migrate it, but nothing has happened since?

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Us non-mods cannot see your flag status, btw. No point in linking us to it. –  Martijn Pieters Feb 15 '13 at 11:14
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We are somewhat reluctant to migrate on that path. It was only eventually migrated because a user with high rep on Programmers flagged and requested migration. –  Won't Feb 15 '13 at 16:13
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If the flag was marked as helpful, then a moderator already handled it, but the migration request was declined.

Migration-by-moderator involves consultation with the target site, and a close look at the quality of a post. The target site moderators have a say in the migration, they can decline the migration if they feel the question is not of sufficient standard.

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Hmm. I think the communication to the OP could be improved then, because that's not clear at all from the information I can see. –  gerrit Feb 15 '13 at 11:15
    
I've asked on Meta Programmers SE if/why it was rejected there. –  gerrit Feb 15 '13 at 11:19
    
@gerrit I got my flag declined - which I've posted for reference. –  Jon Clements Feb 15 '13 at 11:28
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Well, looking at my flagging history (as I also suggested a migration) I got the following response:

5 Strategy for keeping up with Python language changes [closed] 1
more suited for programmers – Feb 7 at 17:09 declined - Not really, no.

So that could be a reason...

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