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I just asked a question on Stack Overflow and realized that it belonged on Server Fault.

Is there an easy way for me to move it?

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If no one has answered yet, you can just delete the question and repost it. But this isn't ideal, because if someone was in the process of composing an answer, they'll be rudely told that the question doesn't exist any more and have no way to find your repost.

It's better to rely on the migration system. If a question is migrated, existing answers and comments are moved with the question, and if someone had started answering or bookmarked the original question, they'll be redirected to the new site.

  • If you have 250 reputation, and the site where you want the question to end up is in the migration list (for Stack Overflow, that's Super User, Server Fault, Webmasters and Programmers, plus Meta), cast a close vote on your question, selecting “off topic” and the site you want to migrate to. The migration will happen if 4 more users with 3000 reputation agree.
  • If you have too little reputation, or the desired site isn't in the migration list, or to speed things up, you can flag your own question and ask a moderator to do the migration.

The one thing you must not do is repost the question on the other site and abandon the original question. There must not be two non-closed copies of the question, otherwise it could result in duplicate effort as different people provide similar answers to the two copies. In fact, even if the question ends up closed but not migrated on the source site, you should leave a comment on the original, saying you've reposted. This is both helpful to people who've seen the question and want to see answers or were planning on answering, and for a moderator who might be reacting to a flag that was left before the question was closed.

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Chances are it will be moved automatically soon, as soon as 5 community members vote to migrate it.

I cast a vote; 4 more to go. If anybody else wants to consider voting, here is the question.

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@Kevin you can cast one of the votes yourself by using the "close" link under the question. Choose "off topic," then "Server Fault." –  Pops Feb 18 '11 at 22:08
    
@Pop ...did you mean "flag"? He only has 1k rep. –  badp Feb 18 '11 at 22:29
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@badp - from the FAQ rep requirements: "250 Vote to close, reopen, or migrate your questions" –  ChrisF Feb 18 '11 at 22:40
    
@Chris Good point. I forgot about that. –  badp Feb 18 '11 at 22:47
    
Migrated. –  Michael Petrotta Feb 19 '11 at 1:07

It might be better off on Webmasters - see this Meta Server Fault answer.

Check which type of question it is and decide which site is most appropriate.

I don't know enough about the topic to say either way.

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It would even be okay on SO as per this decision and find a good answer, especially when Gumbo is around :) –  Pëkka Feb 18 '11 at 22:26

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