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Stack Overflow users have been using the "off topic - belongs on Programmers.SE" close reason as an alternative to all the other close reasons. It'd be helpful if people actually read the FAQ and the guidelines for six subjective questions before voting to migrate questions like:
- What's your favorite code review tool?, no redeeming value to favorite lists that become argumentative
- Is 4-5 years the “Midlife Crisis” for a programming career?, "help my exact situation" questions are too localized
- Nuggets of wisdom?, fails 5 out of the 6 guidelines
- As a programmer what single discovery has given you the greatest boost in productivity?, fails 4 out of 6
- CodeGolf: Find the Unique Paths, christ.
- Programmer's Wages, too localized and too vague
- How do I write code that doesn't suck?, too broad
Absent a reversal of the Stack Overflow community from viewing Programmers.SE as the Stack Overflow cesspool, can the "off topic - belongs on Programmers.SE" close reason be removed in favor of manual migration by moderators who can actually spend the 10 seconds to determine if the question should be closed outright first?
To say that Programmers.SE is such a nebulous place and nobody knows what its scope is as the reason why crappy questions keep getting migrated there is to miss the point. Good questions are good questions on all of the sites, and questions that are too vague, that are too argumentative, too localized, and too broad are universal close reasons. There is no special dispensation for Programmers.SE to have bad questions, even if you personally think the questions on there suck.
Even the six subjective guidelines for subjective questions are universal guidelines: they affect all sites. So even if you had no idea what the consequences of using the "off topic - belongs on Programmers.SE" close reason were, there are still all of the other close reasons for which bad questions, like the ones above, can be closed.