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I've noticed this too, and it's an annoying trend, so let me make the official policy clear: If a question about an Apple product is on topic for Super User as defined in the the FAQ, then it should stay on Super User If a user comments saying that questions about OS X should be moved to Ask Different, kindly reply with a link to this meta post explaining ...


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Yes, I support adding Android and removing Gaming from the migration options on Super User Please note, I will view the vote split and only count positive votes, so downvoting the option you dislike won't make any difference. This is now status-completed!


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Questions are only migrated when there is a problem, specifically they need to be off-topic on the site on which they are posted, or if the user who asked the question specifically requests that it be moved. Computer software and hardware are on-topic on SU - including Ubuntu, Linux, Unix, Mac, etc - so questions that are valid for Ask Ubuntu, Unix & ...


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I would suggest that these kinds of comments should always be phrased like the following: Your question is off-topic here, but on-topic for xyz.SE. However, please do not re-post on the other site, your question will be migrated there automatically. I voted to migrate your question to xyz.SE. It should be migrated shortly. This will however need one ...


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Excel is a tricky issue because it's on the border between "programming" and "computer applications," but in general it's best to cause the user (i.e. whoever's asking the question) the least hassle possible. If their question is on-topic for Super User and they asked it here, we shouldn't migrate it. Keep in mind, nowhere does it say "questions on Super ...


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Off-topic questions with subject matter appropriate to another site fall into three categories: obviously good, obviously crap, and unknown. It's the unknown ones that are difficult. Let me play devil's advocate with the cited question. Facebook is on-topic at WebApps. This question appears straightforward: can Opengraph be used on Facebook to change ...


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Flagging Don't flag answers as "not an answer" unless they don't attempt to answer the question at all. If an answer post at least tries to answer the question, don't flag it, even if it is factually incorrect. Instead, you should downvote the answer. The "very low quality" flag should be reserved for genuinely unsalvagsable posts. If an answer can be made ...


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Its definitely fine if you know it gets migrated. As for against the FAQ, I usually tend to hint at an answer when I comment to why I am close voting a post. Some questions are actually interesting enough that I post an answer, then ask, and occasionally when I really KNOW I ought to comment, but it's too long, I've been guilty of posting it as a community ...


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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.


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Any set of guidelines is going to be inherently subjective, but here are mine: Look at the OP's rep / other questions on the site that you are thinking of migrating it to. If they have a lot of closed/downvoted questions, it is probably a good bet that this one is going to be closed, too, even if you aren't very familiar with the subject matter or the other ...


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I am strongly objecting the removal this tag. If title and body contain important (non-meta) information about the topic of the question, then there should also be a tag for it—especially with "big" things like Android. This is the case for any question that deals with a topic of reasonable importance. Which Android definitely has, even if it's just about ...


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Do any downvotes also get migrated? No: As Jon has suggested1, a migrated question with a negative score will now be reset to 0. Source meta.se answer by Jarrod Dixon 1 This is the first time I've managed to legitimately sneak in a reference to Jon Skeet in an answer :)


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By default, regular users can only migrate questions to sites which questions occurring on Super User are likely to need to be migrated to. This is for several reasons, but primarily so that questions don't get migrated to the wrong place, and to reduce clutter in the UI. Moderators (users with a diamond ♦ next to their name) have the ability to migrate ...


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Regular users are only able to vote to migrate questions to sites on the pre-defined list. These sites are specifically chosen based on what sorts of off-topic questions are typically asked on Super User. If you need a question migrated to a different SE site not on the list, please flag the post for moderator attention, and state which site you'd like it ...


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There are some key reasons for this. We do not typically migrate questions to beta sites. While it is not specifically stated on Software Recommendations itself, Area51 does still list the site as in "public beta" as of 2015-10-06. Beta sites are preferred to grow organically to prove that they can survive without content being pushed to them. According to ...


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You cannot move your question yourself. The easiest way to move a question would be to flag the question for moderators, and mark it as "off topic", and suggest it be migrated to the appropriate site. You can additionally just leave a comment in the flag instead, if you feel the need to explain your mistake. Cross posting only makes issues when migrating it ...


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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.


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First of all the question as it originally stood was way below acceptable quality standards, it simply posted some random lines of code with no explanation at to what the intention was, what it actually achieved, or what was going wrong. You are right that it should have been closed, whether for low quality or being off-topic. This is one of those murky ...


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It is normal. The original question (now a migration stub) is still here. While the question exists here it has a downvote on it. That downvote counts. Downvotes on questions do not get migrated, but they do get left behind. If the question is deleted on this site then it should reverse the downvote, but we don't immediately delete migrated questions so ...


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This was an issue with migrations - see: Same questions migrated multiple times It has been fixed - thanks for reporting


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What the response means is that we generally don't migrate questions to beta sites at all, unless the question is already distinctly off-topic for Super User and specifically on-topic for that beta site. New sites need to grow on their own accord. Poaching an established site is not an effective way to get new users. Furthermore, it is a very confusing user ...


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This is what I usually do, other than relying on the wisdom of the commons (or the other VTCers. Do I actually know the topic enough to decide on the quality of the question Is this a great question which closing or deleting will be a tragedy. Failing which, is this a good enough question, on topic, which is worth migrating. If possible, I try to check ...


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You can vote to migrate your own question once you've earned 250 rep (which you have) by clicking the close button under the questions. You can also flag for moderator attention and request a migration using the custom/other message. Note that migrations on all questions are disabled after 60 days, even for moderators.


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SF mod chiming in... tl;dr: Don't migrate crap. If the OP is clearly clueless, I don't care if it's a business environment - we don't want their question because the professional way to handle that situation is "Well, hire someone to help you out.". If, however, the OP has: Given evidence that they've worked on the problem on their own, Provided ample ...


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This question was recently migrated to Stack Overflow even though it has nothing to do with programming and development. I have to disagree. GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It is typically used for such problems as solving linear and nonlinear equations, numerical linear algebra, statistical analysis, ...


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Unix and Linux related questions are all on topic for Super User. They're fine to stay here. (So long as they fit the other requirements of being on topic/in scope, not being a smartphone, smartfridge, etc.) The only time a question is migrated from here to the Unix & Linux Stack Exchange site is if the user asking the question requested so because they ...


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If you think a question belongs on another site, and it's not one of the pre-listed, then when you flag for moderator attention, you have to be explicit about where and why. Your flag did not have any hint of what site you think it should be moved to. That's why it was declined. Next time, mention the site. Give a reason you think it should go there as ...


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Public beta's too early for migration anyway, and considering the two recommendations sites are unique in their scope and previous experience as a moderator on software recommendations I'm not sure this is the greatest idea. If someone asks a question that's clearly and explicitly off topic, its probably a clear sign that the question needs some adult ...


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All migrations are notified to the user. The user accounts are not created till the user explicitly logs in to the new site with the same Open ID that they had used on the other site. When the user does login to the new user, the account association process takes place & the user's profile is 'reclaimed' - thus everything is automated.


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Let me start by saying that you've come to the right place to appeal. While you made it clear that it is not a shopping recommendation, there's another clause in our FAQ that could have made it off-topic: SU is not about: electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer So it depends on ...


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