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Recently, I came across this question: How Many Objects Inside of a Class is too Many?.

This is a question about OO design, something that I feel is covered under "Design patterns" at Programmers.SE. However, it could just as well remain at SO, because it is a programming question ("matters that are unique to the programming profession"), but that could stop almost any question from being migrated.

Bottom line: how can you decide whether or not a question should be migrated to Programmers.SE?

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Hm, I thought this was a duplicate, but maybe I was just thinking of Choosing between Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange, which is merely similar. – Pops Jul 1 '11 at 19:23
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When it doesn't belong in the toilet bowl instead.

Here's the rules to help you avoid said toilet bowl:

All subjective questions are expected to be constructive. How do we define that? Constructive subjective questions …

  • inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”.
  • tend to have long, not short, answers.
  • have a constructive, fair, and impartial tone.
  • invite sharing experiences over opinions.
  • insist that opinion be backed up with facts and references.
  • are more than just mindless social fun.
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