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Exact Duplicate: Is this question a good match for this site?

I've had a question migrated to programmers but I don't think its a good fit for programmers. If I understand the nature of the questions you get there.

How can you make a cluster run a task only once?

Should this have been migrated here?

I would have thought if the question didn't belong on Stack Overflow it would belong on Server Fault.

I don't think its a subjective question.

The reason this question is a duplicate is I asked on programmers and they said this question belongs here.

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It looks ok to me. If you look in the programmers faq, it says:

This can include topics such as: 
  Software engineering
  . . .
  Design patterns
  . . .

It seems like the question fits under the design patterns or architecture lines in the faq.

I would guess that it was migrated because it's a subjective question, insofar as there isn't a single correct answer, and doesn't deal directly with code. So it not appropriate for SO, but is on-topic at programmers.

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And yet the P.SE crowd says it belongs here ... – jcolebrand May 15 '11 at 15:41
@drachenstern Who says that? People are saying it's not suited for either site, which has some merit, but moving it back to Stack Overflow (or re-asking it) isn't really an option. – user149432 May 17 '11 at 5:35
@MarkTrapp Sorry, I meant that they were saying it belonged back no SO, not MSO. – jcolebrand May 17 '11 at 5:44
@drachenstern I got that: one person saying he's not entirely sure it should've been migrated is a far cry from the Programmers.SE community saying it belongs on Stack Overflow. It's ostensibly on-topic on Programmers.SE, and its problems on our site aren't due to the content, but due to the manner in which it was asked. – user149432 May 17 '11 at 5:47

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