I'm noticing a lot of WordPress questions being asked on Stack Overflow lately. I can't flag these to be moved to wordpress.stackexchange.com because it's not in the list:

Screenshot of the off topic sites list

Can it be added? Are there any other Stack Exchange sites worth adding?

  • What's a lot? What are the numbers you're seeing?
    – random
    Apr 27, 2011 at 3:24
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    +! Just recently the volume of WordPress questions has increased on SO. Some of the questions are relavent here but most could be moved.
    – Chris_O
    Apr 27, 2011 at 3:26
  • @random I've been looking through the unanswered queue, and I've stumbled across five or six of these in the last day. I suppose I could use the data dump to find all of them, but I'm not that invested. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:26
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    Which one of the 5 choices would you remove, in order to add Wordpress to the list?
    – Cody Gray
    Apr 27, 2011 at 3:56
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    @Cody Gray I'd speculate that all five receive more redirections than WordPress would. I'm not proposing we remove one, I'm proposing that the SO team adds a sixth option. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:59
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    Fair enough. The problem is that Jeff has said numerous times (see here, for example) that there is a maximum of 5 possible migration paths, per site. So you're going to have to make a convincing case to add a sixth option. And once you do so, you have the problem of why should this sixth option be Wordpress, instead of Unix/Linux, Ask Different, Ubuntu, Web Apps, CS Theory, etc. etc.
    – Cody Gray
    Apr 27, 2011 at 4:04
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    The official line has been that you should just flag these posts for ♦ moderator attention. See Jeff's answer here. (Note that I'm not posting this as an answer because I don't necessarily agree with it or endorse it.)
    – Cody Gray
    Apr 27, 2011 at 4:05
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    @Brian We (Unix and Linux) just tried to get a sixth option added a couple weeks ago; we're one of the highest migration counts that doesn't have a path from SO. We were told it's very unlikely to happen; they like the count at 5 Apr 27, 2011 at 4:08
  • @Cody Gray Thanks for pointing that out. Jeff's rationale seems to make sense. The list of sites for redirection would get unmanageable eventually. Apr 27, 2011 at 4:10

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It's unlikely we can replace one of the five existing migration paths, but most of the WordPress-related questions will have the tag, which makes it an ideal example for my proposal to add migration paths based on the question tags.

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    ... or add a search box like mods have to use to migrate to any SE site that can find only currently appropriate migration paths.
    – user1228
    Apr 27, 2011 at 14:35

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