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Hello from Web Apps!

We've been seeing an awful lot of questions about Google Analytics migrated from Super User over to Web Apps lately.

The thing is, questions about Google Analytics will be much better off over at Webmasters where they have over a thousand questions tagged google-analytics.

While, yes, Google Analytics can be considered a Web App, by and large the questions are usually less about issues using the app and more about how to interpret/slice/read the data/reports, or otherwise use the app in a way that only webmasters care about, not the general public.

Rather than see such questions languish unanswered at Web Apps (or get closed) I'd rather see them at Webmasters where they can find experts who can answer them. Most Google apps are perfectly suited to Web Apps, but Google Analytics is a special case.

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    If I notice any, I'll make sure it goes the right way. If you have any wrongly migrated, and rejected, let us know, and we can see about kicking em over to the right site. – Journeyman Geek Sep 22 '15 at 4:00
  • So I am confused. I was going to flag something for migration to “Pro Webmasters” but then saw “Web Apps” in the option spot where I could have sworn it was once “Pro Webmasters.” Did something change? Or am I mixed up? Is it possible to add “Pro Webmasters” to that migration list? – JakeGould Sep 22 '15 at 6:40
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Sadly, Pro Webmasters is not in our migration list:

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Please note that last item on the list is only available to moderators (unless I missed an update). If a non-moderator could enlighten me on this point, I'd appreciate it ;)

So users would have to flag the question to have it moved by a moderator. This is probably the main reason why you're getting questions that are not an optimal fit for your site.

I don't know if it's possible to have an additional site on the list or if there is anything other to offer than the moderators keeping an eye on this kind of migration. Users close and migrate questions on their own though, and I really can't see anything we could do about that at the moment.

  • Yes, it's a bit unfortunate that Webmasters isn't in the set of default migration paths. Savvy Super Users will need to use the "other" option to suggest Webmasters as a target for migration. My hope with this post was to give a nudge to those non-Moderators. – ale Sep 22 '15 at 11:56
  • If they're all tagged [google-analytics], we can have some people manually checking through the list, and flagging if we see new questions. Maybe add to the tag that it may be a better choice having it on Webmasters? – Canadian Luke Sep 22 '15 at 18:24
  • @CanadianLuke I think adjusting the tag summary is a great idea. – Der Hochstapler Sep 22 '15 at 19:50
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    Step two... Finding out how to get people to read tag descriptions... – Canadian Luke Sep 22 '15 at 20:14
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    Well, can we please get an option for “Pro Webmasters” added to that list? Seems like we get enough questions that should go there that they should go there. – JakeGould Sep 23 '15 at 18:03
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    @JakeGould We might want to have a "feature request" question specifically for this, so that people can vote on it. – Der Hochstapler Sep 25 '15 at 6:47

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