I think this question should be migrated from SO. They've closed it and it has a TON of exp that could benefit this community.

I flagged it and RichB responded,

This should not be closed, it should be moved to SuperUser instead. – Sep 27 at 17:29 declined - Sup, RichB. Its a bit old for migration. You can ask on meta.super if they want it.

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    It wasn't RichB who responded. The mod that handled your flag called you RichB for some bizarre reason. – Adam Lear Nov 14 '12 at 17:45
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    Who the hell is RichB, and why would he call me that? Is he trolling? Should a mod be permitted to mask his real nick and curse me out. – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 17:48
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    You were cursed out? – Supercereal Nov 14 '12 at 18:24
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    He called me a RichB -- I don't even know what that is. – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 19:41
  • Possibly a mistake? Mods are humans as well... – Supercereal Nov 14 '12 at 19:44

Migration for old posts is not possible even if we vetted it.

Disable migration for questions older than 60 days

questions older than 60 days should not be eligible for migration, either by normal user close-votes or by moderators.


The whole point is that you don't want to send tons of "exp" (it's actually "reputation") around. I don't see how it would benefit the community, really.

That, and the fact that it's really a little old.

Oh, and we have a dupe anyway.

So, there's no real point in migrating this.

  • So, it's closed there -- they don't want it. Better to welcome a dupe then to leave it closed. Apparently there is market for the dupe too. – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 16:45
  • Perhaps we need the ability the to merge the answers. – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 16:45
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    Better to welcome a dupe then to leave it closed. I don't get you here... If it's a dupe, it's going to get closed. – Alenanno Nov 14 '12 at 17:43
  • And then, at worst, they'll see a link to a question they can add to and improve upon: a question that is welcomed by the community. And, that's if they never fix this broken system and let us merge two questions together (like Wikipedia would do with discrete wiki pages). – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 17:47
  • @EvanCarroll No, it'd be the other way around. This one would have the link to the original one. But anyway, questions older than 60 days cannot be migrated anyway so I think this is going to be declined. – Alenanno Nov 14 '12 at 17:51

This is a GREAT idea. Unfortunately, that platform doesn't have the functionality to support a migration for a question older than 60 days.

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    I don't see anything "great" about it... Why add another question with the same information? The wording may be different but the solution is rmdir /s /q folder on both sites. – Supercereal Nov 14 '12 at 20:52
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    Actually I think the SU answer is better. Also the 'functionality' was disabled, not really a 'support' issue here. Working as intended. – rtf Nov 14 '12 at 21:18
  • @EvanCarroll Quite frankly a plurality of questions getting migrated off of SO have been utter crap - the 60 day restriction was added to mitigate the effluent flow created by the new /review system. If you have a constructive alternative to present we'd love to hear it, but as a mod on one of the dumping ground sites I think the restriction is a sensible one. – voretaq7 Nov 14 '12 at 21:23
  • @Kyle that's not true, this is on the SO answer stackoverflow.com/a/6208144/124486 – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 21:23
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    @EvanCarroll That's also on the SU answer... superuser.com/a/289399/146694 Also it links to SU for "more details" – rtf Nov 14 '12 at 21:25
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    @r.tanner.f Oh, that's cool! I didn't actually read the SU answer!!! – Evan Carroll Nov 14 '12 at 21:26

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