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Update Migration Path List for Non-Moderators

Is my imagination playing tricks on me? I think I remember the list of off-topic "belongs on" options to list programmers.SE. It disappeared. If another "belongs on" entry was more important, why not just add it to the list?

I think there is a significant amount of (great) questions that get asked on SO that belong on programmers.SE, so that should be reflected in the VTC options.

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    I think there is a significant amount of (great) questions that get asked on SO that belong on programmers.SE Examples? One of the reasons that Programmers was removed from the list is that more than 1 in 3 questions that were migrated there were rejected. And those that made it through, weren't particularly great...
    – yannis
    Jun 11, 2012 at 13:58
  • @eggyal Proposed before and declined.
    – yannis
    Jun 11, 2012 at 13:59
  • @YannisRizos: I only specifically remember a recent example. But I recall that there exist several questions where I thought they would be great on programmers.
    – bitmask
    Jun 11, 2012 at 14:00
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    That question is off topic for Programmers (although a far better and more specific version of it might be ok), please take some time to read the Programmers FAQ.
    – yannis
    Jun 11, 2012 at 14:01
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    And please stop posting migration comments. If you really feel the question belongs on Programmers, follow the advice here.
    – yannis
    Jun 11, 2012 at 14:07
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    @bitmask: "recent example" Thank you for providing the perfect explanation of why the migrate to Prog.SE option was removed. Wes Miller followed your advice and posted it on Prog, where it was quickly rejected. You have given a prime example of exactly why this should not be something that SO users can easily do. Jun 11, 2012 at 15:00
  • @NicolBolas: Okay, thanks. Learned something. Seems like I constantly misjudge the scope of Programmers.SE.
    – bitmask
    Jun 11, 2012 at 17:39
  • It's gone! Thank goodness! Now if we could give the "belongs on Programmers" comments the same insta-burn as the "improve your accept rate" garbage. Jun 11, 2012 at 19:09

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As shown here, Programmers is by far not the most used nor the most successful migration path from Stack Overflow.

We replaced it with TeX, which sees a lot more successful migrations and is going to be a more valuable migration path in the future.

If you see a question that you're sure belongs on Programmers (check the FAQ!), you can flag it for moderator attention and ask for it to be migrated.


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