I am not whining, just wondering

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Bill the Lizard moved it with his witchcraft, but I suspect it was because it isn't really about programming. It's asking for a plugin for his blog; not how to design a plugin, not how to work with the API of a plugin, not how to import a plugin into his custom blog software.

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    But how is that about computers?
    – Juan Manuel
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:22
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    The Internet runs on computers, last time I checked.
    – Weblog
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:24
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    On servers actually... does that make it a question for serverfault?
    – Juan Manuel
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:25
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    Because SU is the general-purpose computer site. If it belongs anywhere, it's there. Migrate it over to them, and if they don't want it, TheTXI can practice his own witchcraft and send it to a watery grave.
    – Hilarious Comedy Pesto
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:26
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    No, because it's not a question about maintaining servers. It's on superuser because it's not programming related, not server related and not SO related, but it's still about computers. It's a guy looking for a plugin, for something other than an IDE or something else at least slightly related to programming.
    – Weblog
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:27
  • Somebody take the razor away from Juan. Enough splitting hairs, already.
    – Will
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:29
  • @Welbog and Juan: Duh! Don't you guys know the internet runs on tubes!
    – gnovice
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:30
  • @gnovice: I thought it was a dumptruck!
    – Weblog
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:31
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    @Welbog: The dumptruck is just the interface. It empties everything into the tubes.
    – gnovice
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:33
  • @gnovice: You have thoroughly blown my mind.
    – Weblog
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:35
  • @gnovice: So should this question have been migrated to the dumptruck or the tubes?!
    – Hilarious Comedy Pesto
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:39
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    @Pesto: I'd say it's dumptruck-related, since it's basically asking for a way to ferry garbage from one tube input to another. ;)
    – gnovice
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:50
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    Ahem. Its a series of tubes but it'll take Joe the Plumber to unclog it from all the crap thats been flushed down it lately.
    – Rob Allen
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:58

It's a judgement call, and anytime it's close it's going to end up on the more general site because it only takes 5 users who favor that site to push it there.

That said, in this case I suspect it's because it's not talking about writing or changing any new code, but just looking to setup or configure something that's already written.

  • It's not my question btw
    – Juan Manuel
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:23
  • Noted, re-worded.
    – Joel Coehoorn
    Jul 27, 2009 at 18:53

Curious; I probably wouldn't have migrated that, but it is sometimes a tricky call. You'd be surprised how odd things get; I had a moderator flag earlier asking (quite correctly) for a moderator to save a SO post about using linux on a laptop from going to SF, when it is clearly SU material (it was 1 vote away from SF).

  • But it was Linux! Which is a Server OS!!
    – Shog9
    Jul 27, 2009 at 19:25
  • @Shog9 - I am not sure if I should laugh or cry. Either would result in me slitting my wrists :|
    – Diago
    Jul 31, 2009 at 11:08

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