When should questions be moved to AskDifferent/AskUbuntu/…?
When Excel questions at Super User are clearly vba or vbscript related I then will flag them as belonging to Stack Overflow given that:
- vba & vbscriptare clearly programming questions
- Stack Overflow has significantly greater traffic and greater expert participation than Super User in these tags
Likewise when a question at Stack Overflow is formula specific I (and many others) will flag it for closure on the basis that it should have been asked at Super User. Given the reputations for the Excel participants are much higher at Stack Overflow, then at least we can close questions that five of us consider to be invalid.
In recent times my last three flags of Stack Overflow questions being asked at SuperUser have been rejected. All but one of my initial six flags were approved.
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Why the inconsistency?
As it stands I will stop flagging questions that I consider to have been posted to the wrong forum as it is unclear how the Mods will approach this.
CasperOne the comments in this SO thread that you posted to are very practical (pls ignore the specific discussion whether this question truly was VBA or not), and I think they should be followed.
This question is specifically about using Excel as an application, therefore it is off topic (it is on topic for superuser.com, however). If the question is about programming against Excel (using the automation API, VBA in Excel, etc.), then it is on topic. This is not the case here. If the solution does indeed require a VBA solution, then that would be pointed out in SuperUser, at which point the follow-up question can be asked here dealing specifically with a VBA-based solution
Some clarity please.