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Please put more thought into migrating questions to other stack exchange sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please don't migrate low-quality questions to other sites https://serverfault.com/questions/252129/which-language-to-use-forintermediary-server This is an example of a ...
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Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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It’s time to retire the term “rep-whore”

Going forward, “rep-whore” (and its derivatives) will be treated like any other term that’s inconsistent with the community’s “be nice” policy: it will be removed. It’s totally okay if you’ve used ...
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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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Make migration paths just another Off Topic reason

The system in place for migrating questions on Stack Exchange is confusing and overly-complicated. But don't just take my word for it: go use it for a few years, try getting a bunch of decent ...
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Is there a problem with Stack Overflow when extremely useful, massively upvoted/favorited questions get closed? [duplicate]

Is there a problem with Stack Overflow when extremely useful, massively upvoted/favorited questions get closed? I'm specifically thinking about What is your single most favorite command-line trick ...
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Why are Node.js questions being flagged as off-topic on Stack Overflow and suggesting Server Fault?

I've seen several questions in the close queue like this one lately: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20878109/in-nodejs-parent-process-send-socket-handle-to-child-process-but-cant-recv-data ...
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Cannot Close as “Belongs on Serverfault”

This question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13687375/disk-00-with-foreign-status-in-raid-5 seems to belong on Serverfault. When I vote to close, I'm presented with the options: is off topic ...
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Can we try to dissuade some bad migrations by adding the “first rule” to the dialog?

tl;dr Can we get what Jeff has referred to as the "first rule" or "golden rule" of migrations on quite a few occasions - namely "Don't. Migrate. Crap." - added to the ...
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Are questions being poorly phrased a reliable indicator that it's a bad question?

In Please don't migrate low-quality questions to other sites , there's reference to "Some random guy who thinks that maybe he can get an answer, whether it's badly worded or not." I often find ...
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Should moving “offtopic” questions to other Stack Exchange sites cost reputation?

Based on my question Please put more thought into migrating questions to other stack exchange sites and the linked question Please don't migrate low-quality questions to other sites, It was ...
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Why do we even have Code Review

So I recently flagged a question that was of the general form <code block> [...] I was wondering if there is a better or more correct way to do it. asking for it to be moved to code ...
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Better “Flag for migration” interface

Currently, the only way to ask for something to be migrated to a site that isn't part of the standard migration path is through a custom mod note. I currently have two active custom mod notes on ...
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Why are questions being prematurely closed and not migrated?

Shouldn't questions like this, (was going to quote more, but they have mysteriously disappeared...) be moved on to their respective sites and re-tagged, instead of just closed outright? The question ...
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To migrate or not to migrate?

So far, as I understand it, the following are considered before migrating a question: If the question is inappropriate for the current site, migrate. If the question will be welcomed on the new site, ...
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What are the guidelines for flagging posts for migration to another site? [duplicate]

I see a post on site A that I want to migrate to site B (where site B is not on the list of eligible sites for migration when closing a question as off topic, or I don't have enough reputation to vote-...
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Make it easier for close-voters at target site to contact those who voted for migration [duplicate]

Background: ...Migrations were never meant to simply shuttle off-topic question to the next “closest fit” (source: December 2011 Newsletter of SE Moderator Blog) At target site, display who voted for ...
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Require moderators to get agreement with target site moderators for migration actions

I recently came over this question where the decision to migrate it from SE Electrical Engineering to SE Code Review was obviously wrong, as that question doesn't fit for the target site policies. I ...
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How to flag for migration to serverfault?

When I flag a post I can't seem to flag it to migrate to serverfault.com. Strange I can flag it to belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com belongs on superuser.com belongs on tex....
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Is it okay to raise multiple flags in a row, or is that considered abusive?

My situation: Maybe once a week I go on patrol of things that need to be flagged and cleaned up (migrated, closed, etc.) A common thing I do is look through the Ubuntu, Linux, OS X tags (as it seems ...
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Suggest alternate forum/exchange when “off-topic”?

Should it be a requirement that questions which get closed as "off-topic" be referred to another place? It's extremely frustrating to be told to simply "shut up" without being told what a better ...
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Why are SO questions often closed rather than migrated?

On Stack Overflow, I have noticed a tendency of moderators to close questions rather than migrating them to appropriate Stack Exchange sites (example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8938321/what-...
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Allow a question closed as “off topic” to still be voted on to be migrated to another site

Now that it is harder to get a question migrated then closes as “off topic”, could we allow migration votes still to be casted after a questions has been closed as “of topic”? See Also Require more ...
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What should I do with Android-related questions that have nothing to do with writing Android apps?

Alright, so on Stack Overflow, I keep coming across Android-related questions in my review queue. They don't really have anything to do with writing Android apps per se, but more of a "Halp, my phone ...
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Question closed on one site, would be welcome on another - any reason not to migrate?

Consider the following set of circumstances. A question is posted on one SE site (call it site A) and closed. It could be closed for a variety of reasons - from off-topic to simply not meeting site A'...
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Arbitrarily closed post on Stackoverflow

I was surprised by the closure of this post on stackoverflow as being off topic. The query is on how to use a programing language, Lua, to achieve something with Nginx and the answer was provided on ...
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Relevance of question regarding excel but not related to programming

I came across this question (tagged with excel and excel2003) a bit ago. It has nothing to do with programming, so I voted to close as off-topic and suggested it be migrated to Super User. Am I ...
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How do I migrate a question to a more appropriate SE site? [duplicate]

I asked a question on SO and someone has pointed out (via a close vote) that it would be better suited to Super User. I agree. Let's move the question. How do I do that? A minute or two of looking ...
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Software recommendations on SO [duplicate]

I have a minor issue that I think might get solved without much ado. Although currently I can't find a link, quite a sizeable number of people tend to ask questions asking for software recommendations ...
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Are SO questions about general-purpose tools off-topic?

I saw a question about tmux on SO. It didn't have a direct relevance to programming so I decided to flag it for migration to superuser. Then I decided to search for "tmux" on SO. I found at least 100 ...

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