Part of the promise we made when we split MSE away from MSO is that users of MSE would keep most of their reputation and privileges. In order to make sure this happens, we must curtail migration of questions that are Stack Overflow specific to an essential minimum - reputation is lost on migrated post regardless of score and age.
As planned, we migrated a little over 250 questions back to MSO; these were primarily tag related discussions that had no resolution, along with small helpings of support and SO specific feature requests. While there are some gems left to mine, we're not going to be sending more back over in bulk, and we're going to be very reluctant to migrate anything that would cause users to lose privileges - bucketing alone isn't worth the aggravation that would cause them.
To this, we're making some changes to the custom close reasons here on MSE. The following just went live:
This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated.
... which replaces the close reason indicating that programming questions are off-topic. Yes, we've seen a few programming questions come in, but the folks that have been asking them would clearly not benefit from the guidance that the reason offers. Simply close those as you would anything else that isn't on-topic as defined in the help center.
You can use this new close reason for anything that should just be asked on a child meta site - stuff that doesn't warrant discussion on the senate floor. This might come in the form of:
- User 1234 was rude to me on Pets
- This question on Physics should not have been closed
- Those moderators on Programmers don't delete enough questions
Rather than migrate all of the extremely Stack Overflow specific content, for the sake of everyone keeping privileges, it's better to simply close it. That which retains value can just stay, that which has lost all relevancy can simply be deleted over time (and not cause anyone to lose a 1k chunk of rep in an hour).
If you find a question that is still relevant, unresolved and still actionable by the folks on MSO - feel free to flag it, just know that we might not take the requested action.
faq questions should just be left alone at this point, as it's a massive collection and tightly linked together. A lot of that content relates to the network at large, editing is probably going to be preferable to closing or migrating in most cases. There's still quite a bit of cleanup work to be done post-split, but we expected as much.
This gives you something you can do with stuff that really isn't on-topic here any longer, as well as new questions that come in which are really a matter that specific communities should be discussing.