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Regarding the high number of rejected migrations from Stack Overflow to Server Fault

Currently, there is a 40% (updated Nov 9, 2012) rejection rate on migrations from Stack Overflow to Server Fault. Here are some samples of rejected questions from the last few days: This rejected/...
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serverfault.com is not your trash bin! [closed]

I keep seeing inappropriate questions get migrated from Stack Overflow to Server Fault. Such as this one: How to set desktop background in ubuntu? How to set desktop back ground for twin view ...
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3answers
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New Community Review badges

The Community Review Dashboard is finally nearing something we can call "release quality". All of the major categories from the old system are in place, and the time has come to address those stinkin' ...
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4answers
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Make “What's on topic for this site?” visible

Often, when I want to ask a question (such as now on tex.stackexchange.com), I wonder: "Is it on topic or not for this specific SE site?" then, I'm parsing the page visually, trying to find if ...
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4answers
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Overzealous close votes on clear problems with code provided?

While reviewing the vote to close queue on Stackoverflow, I have seen a number of questions (in android and javascript, mainly) where: There is some code which the question asker thinks should work ...
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2answers
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Herd mentality closure of questions

I had a question from more than a year ago (Aug 2011) here, which was upvoted 5 times and favourite twice. There exists a high quality (+12) and accepted answer on this question. In the last ...
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3answers
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Avoiding Bandwagon Voting-to-Close

I'm somewhat frustrated at the seemingly bandwagon mentality at Stack Overflow with respect to voting sometimes. I've seen a great number of questions voted closed as off-topic, duplicates, etc. ...
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1answer
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Suggested migrations review at target site

For more control over incompetent migrations (see example complaints in posts tagged migration-rejection), would it make sense to try a new kind review? I would call it suggested migrations queue ...
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1answer
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Why is a question about setting up a php framework using a php package manager off-topic for programming? [closed]

Why is a question about setting up a PHP framework using a PHP package manager off-topic for Stack Overflow? Is there a Stack Exchange site where this question would be considered on-topic?
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2answers
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Dynamically update close vote counts

Can the close vote count on questions be dynamically updated? Or is there any specific reason this hasn't been done? If it's a performance or server load thing, there are new comment and new answer ...
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1answer
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Aggressive closing of questions suggestion [closed]

Look, I know this question may have been asked before, but not by me and not in my context and experiences. I just noticed this question over at Server Fault and would like to ask who it is that is ...
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1answer
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Why was my question (relating to algorithms that work with many-core Opterons) closed as being “off topic”?

I posted this question: Why are my Opteron cores running at only 75% capacity each? (25% CPU idle) It was closed for being "off topic" by "some, Jim Garrison, Kris, Frank van Puffelen, dgw". I've ...
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Should the downvotes be hidden for the first hour or so?

I was looking at this answer (which suggested that downvotes are hidden to the asker if there is more than 1 downvote), and I remembered Reddit's solution to the bandwagon effect. This is to hide up/...
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2answers
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Close-vote badges

Are there any existing badges for voting to close questions? If not, why not? We already have review-queue badges, but some of us don't do the review queues and instead rely on the chatroom or the ...
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1answer
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Quick-links on close vote review queue

Another close vote review queue suggestion... What about making quick-links for the close reasons already voted upon? This should make it a bit quicker to work through the queue. Example: ...

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