Concerned post

Where to store database login credentials for a PHP application

It is a more theoretical question which would best belong to webmasters. I was about to flag for its migration, but to my surprise I see it was itself migrated from Webmasters itself to Stack Overflow in May 2011.

Any comments? Doesn't it clearly fit that site more?

  • It certainly doesn't belong on Webmasters. That site is about the operation of websites and I don't really see how this question fits into that at all. – animuson Sep 19 '12 at 16:35
  • ok. Then i guess programmers.stackexchange.com is the correct one? – mtk Sep 19 '12 at 16:37
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    I don't think this belongs on Programmers SE either. – Bart Sep 19 '12 at 16:38
  • so, it does belong to SO? I don't think so due to theoretical nature of questions or Is it only me feeling this???? – mtk Sep 19 '12 at 16:40
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    According to your profile, you have an "association bonus only" account on Programmers, and no account at all on Webmasters. It may be a good idea to become more familiar with other network sites before you start suggesting migrations to them. – Pops Sep 19 '12 at 16:42
  • Ok. point noted. I am not very much active on them, but have seen many post and answer on those sites. So, was suggesting this. np. Thanks for the advice. – mtk Sep 19 '12 at 16:47
  • Just a tip: when thinking about migration, don't take the "anywhere but here" approach. Don't just think about or suggest migration somewhere because it does not seem to fit on SO. – Bart Sep 19 '12 at 16:52
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    Why do you feel that it needs to be moved in the first place? For what reason do you think it doesn't belong on SO? – Servy Sep 19 '12 at 17:05
  • @Servy I agree with him that it doesn't belong in SO. From SO FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions What kind of questions can I ask here? Stack Overflow is for professional and enthusiast programmers, people who write code because they love it. We feel the best Stack Overflow questions **have a bit of source code in them**, but if your question generally covers … That said, I do agree that webmasters is NOT the right place for this question. – alfasin Sep 20 '12 at 6:09
  • @alfasin The post is describing what his code is doing, and he is looking for a code-based solution for his problem. Based on the responses, he was descriptive enough that nobody is asking to see his source code, meaning they don't need it to know enough to answer the question. I fail to see how it shouldn't belong on SO given those circumstances. – Servy Sep 20 '12 at 13:33

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