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Two days ago I answered an Excel question on SO: "How do I get to display the last date that has a corresponding value in another column in excel?"

Now I found that it was closed yesterday as off topic. OK, when I think about it, it is, because its not programming related, it was solvable with a worksheet formula. But I spend some effort into that answer and I think its not trivial, and Superuser would be a good place for it.

Now to my question, why has it been closed and not moved? I think its clearly a not easy Excel question and has a value. Would it be possible reopen and to move it now?

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possible duplicate of How can a question be useful and closed? –  user149432 May 22 '11 at 21:20
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The rule (well guideline) on off topic posts is that if you're not 100% sure it's on topic for somewhere else don't migrate it. –  ChrisF May 22 '11 at 21:25
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I can confirm that Excel formulas, while brutish and loud-spoken, are indeed programming. :-) –  Rick Sladkey May 22 '11 at 22:03
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Your work is not lost. The question is still there, along with your answer. And because closed questions are not necessarily locked, that means people can still vote on your answer. –  Cody Gray May 23 '11 at 4:24

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I didn't find this question of sufficient quality to be migrated -- it was not clearly asked and a borderline "do my work for me".

The general rule is, questions are only migrated if they are quality questions. Or stated another way, "not crap".

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