Now that programmers.stackexchange.com is out of beta, can we get the "close as belongs on" added for it to StackOverflow?

See also: There is No "Belongs on programmers.stackexchange.com" Migration Path.

I'm re-asking since that was apparently asked before the site got out of beta and was marked as a bug report (status-by-design).

  • I know I'd use it :) Commented Dec 19, 2010 at 4:51
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    We also need the reverse migration for programming questions asked on Programmers.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Dec 19, 2010 at 16:55
  • This would fill up the last free spot (Jeff has stated that it will be limited to five sites), so maybe we should consider selecting the destination sites based on the question tags?
    – Jan Fabry
    Commented Dec 19, 2010 at 17:05
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    As long as users don't go mass migrating questions to Programmers, while not knowing it's scope well enough. If it's too subjective for SO, it probably will be on Programmers too!
    – Ivo Flipse
    Commented Dec 19, 2010 at 17:55
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    This ought to be asked at meta.p.se first, see what they think about it. I guess that would invoke a pretty strong No! Just a guess. Commented Dec 19, 2010 at 18:51
  • @Hans - why? Programmers was specifically created to address questions being asked on SO that didn't belong there. In fairness, I suppose that there ought to be a reciprocal arrangement but I don't spend much time at programmers.se so that is less important to me.
    – tvanfosson
    Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 19:29
  • @Ivo - then I suppose the SO team ought to do a good job with the descriptive text for the close reason to minimize this. We should be able, though, to migrate those questions that programmers.se was designed to accept.
    – tvanfosson
    Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 19:31
  • I guessed, lots of angst in the past that I tuned out. I suspect Ivo is close, meta.p.se would know the real why. Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 19:44
  • It has been added but is still mod-only to prevent possible abuse.
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 17:29
  • @Michael -- that's funny, I can see it and I'm not a moderator.
    – tvanfosson
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 17:36
  • Ha, you're right. That target must have been added in the last couple of days. What moderators get is a special tool to migrate to any Stack Exchange site, including all meta sites.
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 17:38

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belongs on programmers

I was about to ask the same.


I was just going to start flagging questions until the moderators got tired of doing it manually and pressured the devs to spend some coding time to fix it. :-)

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    We can't do it any more than you can. Right now, only people with DB access can.
    – mmyers
    Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 19:49
  • leave the mods alone! I think it's already been taken up with the devs.
    – C. Ross
    Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 19:56
  • @Michael Myers Yea, that's why I said, until you guys pressured the devs to get it done. Your word has substantially more weight than my word does. :-) Commented Dec 20, 2010 at 20:32

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