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It would be nice to have the option to migrate questions from SO to gamedev as well, if the programming question is very related to game programming.

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...if the programming question is very related to game programming.

then the question is not off-topic for Stack Overflow.

You can leave a comment suggesting that it might be better served on GameDev. If the OP agrees, you can flag it for moderator attention and we'll migrate it. I just don't want to force programming related questions off of Stack Overflow if that's where the author wants them.

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...I still don't see the purpose of GameDev, when SO serves it's audience perfectly well :P – Earlz Mar 10 '11 at 0:39
@Earlz - I agree there's a lot of overlap, but GameDev includes (I assume) level design etc. which would be off topic for SO. – ChrisF Mar 10 '11 at 8:48
@Earlz Good point lets shut down,, and too. Let just ignore that "Stack Exchange is a growing network of individual communities, each dedicated to serving experts in a specific field." and that by preventing questions relating to game development from being migerated you are completely ignoring the point of the Stack Exchange network. – ClassicThunder Jul 9 '13 at 17:09

There's a limit of 5 migration paths. As all are currently filled you'd have to come up with a compelling reason why Game Development should replace one of them.

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current limit. It's not a set-in-stone performance-imposed limit of 5 slots is it? Although I don't agree GameDev would make a good #6 or even #7. – RichardTheKiwi Mar 10 '11 at 2:05
@Richard - true, but Jeff did say it was unlikely to increase. – ChrisF Mar 10 '11 at 8:47

Read this answer: That's why. The OP will have the benefit of knowing a most appropriate answer.

Sure that a programmer should know how to answer some questions, but a game programmer should know better, as it may already have tested the answer on various real world situations, in his own games.

We on GD.SE suffer a lot from cross-posting, when the user here on SO get tired of waiting for an answer, or get the Q migrated, and then cross-post. That doesn't benefit the community.

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