I keep seeing inappropriate questions get migrated from Stack Overflow to Server Fault.
Such as this one:
How to set desktop background in ubuntu?
How to set desktop back ground for twin view moninters . I tried with set back ground that image been center of both monitor. i am looking that image should each monitor center
tagged: [ubuntu], [display]
(oops, looking again, this one actually wasn't migrated from so -> sf, but it is representative of at least a dozen I've seen make it to sf that were not at all appropriate for a server-oriented site .. so consider it an example. Here's one that got migrated and shouldn't have.)
I guess the thinking is "well, this isn't a programming question, let's get it out of here ASAP!".
No, it is not a programming question, but it is not a server question either! I get very frustrated with users who have 3k rep (necessary to cast close and migrate votes) who decide that these questions should be trash binned by any means necessary.
How can we prevent this in the future?
Remember that there will eventually be FOUR sites you can migrate questions to or from:
- Stack Overflow (programming)
- Server Fault (servers, sysadmin, IT pro)
- Super User (general computer enthusiasts)
- Meta Stack Overflow (discussion about the sites themselves)
I don't want this to become like a game of ping pong with site adherents tossing questions in whatever direction they feel like just to get them out of their little playground.
Ideas? Thoughts? How can we prevent inappropriate "trash binning" in the future?