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I asked the following question on SO related to source control hosting, which was, by the way, very similar to the following 2 questions:

  1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/69384/opinion-of-hosted-svn-providers
  2. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/297153/can-you-recommend-a-svn-closed-source-project-hosting-site

Strangely, it was closed and migrated to SuperUser for the following reason: "This question is related to computer hardware or computer software in general, and is a better fit for Super User."

Predictably, the guys on SU closed it, deeming it "not computer related".

My question is - how does a question on Subversion Source Control get closed on SO - and worse, migrated to SU? Obviously I believe that this question has a lot of relevance to programmers, as it is merely a refinement or call for further clarity if you will, of two other highly-upvoted questions on SO (29 upvotes between them).

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Because it wasn't C# or Java, so they moved it. –  random Feb 12 '10 at 2:37
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up vote 1 down vote accepted

That question had other problems -- it's subjective, it's kind of a duplicate, and also a poll, which is strongly discouraged.

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I will readily admit that it was subjective, and that it was a poll. However, it really isn't a duplicate. There were two very similar questions which produced contradictory answers and I wished to have the community decide between the two in a very direct way. –  Ryan Shripat Feb 12 '10 at 3:00
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@Ryan: That's the equivalent of giving out weapons to two opposing parties and watch the fight from a safe distance. –  Andrew Moore Feb 12 '10 at 5:16
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That's still no reason to migrate it to SU though. –  fretje Mar 14 '10 at 12:30
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