I just flagged a question that was off topic, that should really be on programmers. It was not listed as a choice.


The options were serverfault, superuser, tex and dba but no ability to select programmers anymore, why is this?

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    Too many people tried to migrate crap that didn't belong there. Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 20:09
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    Flag the question for moderation attention and ask for it to be migrated to ProgSE, I just did.
    – yannis
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 20:14
  • WTF! I remember that question! And I suddenly see it here?! 0.o Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 0:27

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It was removed, as recent stats showed that Serverfault, SU, Tex and DBA were the 4 most common migration paths. SO -> Programmers also had the highest rejected migration rate (~36% the past 90 days), so I presume that contributed to the decision.

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    Have you tried explaining that to someone? "I'm sorry, your question isn't programming related. Try programmers.stackexchange.com instead!".
    – Mike B
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 20:24
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    I find it hard to believe that Tex questions outrank security ones that need to be moved.
    – NotMe
    Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 0:43
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    Why not let people choose, with a dropdown? I don't get what the extra control is there for? Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 21:13
  • @Xaade: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/77264/… Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 21:20

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