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It's not every question (some are just plain bad questions), but I believe that most questions tagged development-process and a good number tagged methodology should be moved to Programmers. I could vote them all off-topic or flag all of them that I feel should be moved, but that seems like a headache. Votes might not get enough to move, and flags would just bombard the mods of SO. What is that the appropriate thing to do?

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There is no way to do a mass move. If there were, I wouldn't recommend using it.

For one, we don't want to spam Programmers with 2-year-old answered questions that would push new questions off the front page. There's very little to be gained by that. We prefer to let the sleeping dogs lie and migrate things in on a case-by-case basis whenever the need arises (i.e. someone posts a question to Programmers that was answered well on SO -- we then ask SO mods to migrate it over).

For another, we have to be careful with quickly migrating old questions: because they might be off-topic on Stack Overflow doesn't mean they will be on topic or constructive for Programmers. Judging each question would be a pretty major undertaking, which is why it's generally not done.

If you come across questions that you feel absolutely must be on Programmers, flagging for a moderator to move them is likely your best bet.

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Questions that are migrated don't go to their proper place in the line up? I thought if a 6 month old question was migrated, it would appear with other 6 month old questions on the site that it was moved to and not on the front page. Interesting to know that - that makes a huge difference. – Thomas Owens Jul 17 '11 at 23:05
@Thomas Yeah, migrated questions get treated as "new" on the site they're migrated to, for better or worse. For example, you probably wouldn't have found and answered this question if it had landed somewhere with the questions asked in 2009. :) – Adam Lear Jul 17 '11 at 23:24
I didn't even notice the date it was asked. I just see a question that I can answer and answer it. If SE sites had a "random question", I'd be all over that. – Thomas Owens Jul 17 '11 at 23:33
@Thomas I hear ya. I just pulled that one out as a handy supporting example. :) – Adam Lear Jul 18 '11 at 0:35
GET OFF MY LAWN!!! (+1, btw) – Tim Post Jul 18 '11 at 5:37

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