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Will it become the new quest of (certain) high-rep users to aggressively move all of these old questions? I'm not sure that's a good idea. It makes Programmers.SE a dumping ground again, which is what we were all trying to avoid in the first place.

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No, not all of them: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/73219/… –  Mark Ransom Dec 28 '10 at 7:12
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You may flag it for moderator attention and propose to close it off topic. BTW personally I doubt that it is off topic. –  bernd_k Dec 28 '10 at 10:30
    
@bernd: To be clear, I meant unwanted on StackOverflow, not necessarily unwanted on Programmers.SE. But now that the migration option exists, will it become the new quest of (certain) high-rep users to aggressively move all of these old questions? I'm not sure that's a good idea. –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 17:21
    
possible duplicate of [Programmers is about to go live, which questions should we migrate? ](meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71731/…) –  Shog9 Dec 28 '10 at 17:24
    
@Shog9: Was there a consensus established there, and will the community follow it? –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 17:25
    
@Robert: consensus on what? Jeff's been actively deleting worthless questions, and others have been migrating - if you have thoughts on which sort of questions should/shouldn't be migrated, go share them... –  Shog9 Dec 28 '10 at 17:27
    
@Shog9: I don't have any thoughts on that. I figured I would ask the question and get some discussion about it. The question you linked is a dog's breakfast. –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 17:31
    
@Shog9: These old questions that are now receiving scrutiny because of the newly available migration option have lived on SO for quite some time now without the gears falling out of the universe, so it seems to me the easiest solution would be just to lock them where they are. –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 17:33
    
@Robert: I guess my thinking is, if you don't want this to happen then participate; if you do or don't care, then don't. As for locking... That's dead-easy, if you happen to be a moderator with time on your hands; it's not really a community action though. –  Shog9 Dec 28 '10 at 17:33
    
@Shog: Migrations are not reversible (except by moderators) so how would he participate if he did not want these migrations? –  Aarobot Dec 28 '10 at 17:36
    
@Aarobot: Rob's a fairly experienced SO user; I'm sure he knows how to use the 10K tools, comment, vote to re-open, flag for moderator attention, etc. But I was referring specifically to participating in that thread - making an argument for what should/shouldn't be migrated. –  Shog9 Dec 28 '10 at 17:40
    
@bernd_k: The migrated question got closed on Programmers.SE two hours ago. So it is apparently now on its way to deletion. –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 17:42
    
@Shog9: It's pretty apparent how this is going to play out; see programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/30449/…. Call it what you want, but a community-driven process it most decidedly isn't. –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 18:12
    
@Robert: not sure what point you were trying to make with that, but see my answer here - I can hardly fault the SO user who moved that question when it fits in so well with what's already on P.SE. –  Shog9 Dec 28 '10 at 18:34
    
@Shog9: It was moved by a moderator, and then closed by a moderator on PSE. That's not community action, according to your own definition. If questions are going to be migrated, and the debate about the value of those questions has not been resolved, at least let the community cast five migration votes, rather than moderators making these unilateral decisions. –  Robert Harvey Dec 28 '10 at 20:58

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