Migrate G-Suite to Office 365 - OP in question. Why the heck was this closed?

How the community can better be served: please stop closing questions that are on topic - some info in regards to feeling unwelcome/unsupported here on SU.

https://superuser.com/tour "Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about computer software or hardware."

  • G-Suite is a software as a service suite offered to businesses AND individuals.
  • Office 365 is a software as a service suite offered to businesses AND individuals.

As an individual - not even an elitist super user in the realm of g-suite/office SaaS administration and usage, I asked a question about migration from one to the other. My question was CLOSED with NO EXPLANATION except the canned response of "off topic".

Since it was closed the Q&A commenced in comments. I was told the following:

  1. Office 365 Personal/Family does NOT support domains. This is FALSE information. I have since learned it does support domains. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/get-a-personalized-email-address-in-microsoft-365-75416a58-b225-4c02-8c07-8979403b427b?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us addresses using your own domain. Definitely something a power user would do. In fact, it is geared for most non-tech Joes to be able to do this so this falls off the bottom of the Power User scale.
  2. Office 365 Family only supports 5 people max. This is FALSE information. I already knew it supported 6 - the magic number I need for my scenario. Completely documented here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/buy/compare-all-microsoft-365-products#

I apologize for being a peon on this site. My needs are few and far between to dig into setups or administration of software since I am a power user. But to have the Ivory Tower not even deign to give a clear explanation NOR answer my inquiry of what site I should go to is rude beyond the pale.

Feel free to dog pile this lowly peon!


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According to the tour page you quoted:

Do not ask about:


  • Websites or web services like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress

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Asking about the Office 365 programs would likely be on topic, but not as the question is now (the service or the online aspect of it)

  • hmmm. I do not read the meaning quite the same way you do - but fair enough. Where does one go to get questions answered about migrating SaaS apps? Apr 10 at 0:11
  • Webapps. Question probably needs a bit more fleshing out, but I've migrated it there. In a professional level, Server Fault might work as well, but this is personal, and moving it there would be more frustration
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Apr 10 at 1:07
  • @JourneymanGeek - thank you! And I agree. Main reason I chose here instead of Server Fault. Lesson learned... Apr 10 at 1:13
  • Marked as the answer - as the answer is actually in the comments here. Apr 10 at 4:01
  • I am looking around webapps. I am not hopeful the question will be answered. I've gone through 150+ open questions and they boil down to email rules, calcs in spreadsheets, my FB account was stolen, etc. <sigh/> Apr 10 at 18:23
  • Unfortunately, we can't control the other sites and what they consider on topic. WebApps would be the closest, so I'd suggest trying it there. Apr 10 at 20:26

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