This question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16879159/excel-2007-stacked-column-chart-display-subvalues is perfectly suited for SuperUser. I flagged it to be migrated to SU but now I find it has been closed instead as "too localized".


Never mind the "pregnancy" related data sample. The question is about splitting a column in a stacked column chart to display its sub-groups. Why is that too localised? It is not. It just off-topic for SO and better suited at SU.

Closing the question as too localized does not help the OP and it does not do much to invite more expert opinions on how to solve a very valid question about charting techniques in Excel.

Please re-open the question and migrate it to SU, which will greatly help the OP and others.

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    Did you flag it for a moderator asking that they migrate it to SuperUser? Even though it is closed you can still flag it.
    – Taryn
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:38
  • It should not be reopened, as it's not on-topic for SO. The standard procedure is close, then (possibly) migrate. A question does not have to be reopened to be migrated by a moderator.
    – hammar
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:39
  • OK, I may not be up to par with the procedure and steps involved. So maybe it does not need re-opening to be migrated. And @bluefeet, I clicked the "flag" link and flagged it to be off-topic and recommended moving to SU. Is that what you refer to as "flag it to a moderator"? If so, then yes, I did that.
    – teylyn
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:42
  • Since the question was closed, then you can flag it as other and ask that this be migrated to SuperUser.
    – Taryn
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:43
  • @bluefeet, I don't seem to make myself clear, so again: I HAVE flagged it as off topic and I HAVE asked for it to be migrated to SU. I used the standard choices in the user interface. What more can I do? Now I now find it is closed, instead of moved. What am I expected to do now? Stomp my foot?
    – teylyn
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:46
  • @teylyn: Flag for a moderator, select the "other" option and explain the situation.
    – hammar
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:47
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    OK. I understand now. Done another flag.
    – teylyn
    Jun 2, 2013 at 13:48
  • The close reason reads "closed as off topic" not "too localised". Jun 2, 2013 at 15:48
  • @hammar Actually it does have to be reopened before it can be migrated. The only way mods can migrate is by using the Close function. But there's no reason the moderator can't do that themselves, so you'd be correct in saying normal users don't have to reopen the question in order for a mod to migrate it :)
    – WendiKidd
    Jun 2, 2013 at 17:05

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