15 votes

Please stop migrating crap

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 ...
fixer1234's user avatar
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Migration of votes

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'...
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Migrated Posts gets downvote cleared but reputation not restored?

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, ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

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 ...
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Please be mindful of non-programming and development question migrations

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 ...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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Do not migrate low-quality questions

We actually have statistics over the last 90 days for this overall. The table is as of 2023-02-08 at about 01:00 UTC. Site Migrations Rejection percentage Webapps 72 29% Stack Overflow 67 44% ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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How to deal with the numerous off-topic (business environment) Windows Server questions

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 ...
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Please stop migrating crap

Typically when people ask if something should be moved, I've typically had a small wishlist of things. Personally I feel migrations should be a little rare - if a question is off topic here, on ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Migrating this question killed the chances of getting a response

Quite simply your question is off topic for Super User. You have stated that it works fine in Outlook.com, a Webapp, but that your trouble is with Outlook for Android, an Android app. Super User is ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Excel questions should not be on SuperUser, another StackExchange should exist for it

While it's true that Super User hosts questions about operating systems, operating systems aren't the only kinds of software handled. The help center says: If you have a question about … ...
Ben N's user avatar
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How can I move/remove my post?

How can I remove/move my question? Flag your question "in need of moderator intervention" and ask a mod to move it (be specific about where you want it moved to), or Delete your question (using the "...
DavidPostill's user avatar
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Re-migrate or unlock question

The question has been unlocked so that the community can vote on whether it should be reopened. As it stands though the question could do with some cleanup to break up the Great Wall of Text and care ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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What if I don't want a question migrated to stackoverflow?

If a question is a programming question it really does not belong here. We tend to discourage people from migrating questions that do belong here. And yes, SO is, and always has been a migration ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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What if I don't want a question migrated to stackoverflow?

Yes we do occasionally migrate programming specific questions from here to Stack Overflow. They have the better audience and skill set to answer programming questions. It does happen without your ...
Burgi's user avatar
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Migrating high-quality, off-topic questions to another site in the Stack Exchange network

From the flag queue that mods see I failed to notice that it was a question I had closed previously. By your admission we are jealous of our communities and don't typically migrate unless it has not ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Can the "migrated from StackOverflow" notice expire, please?

This has been asked before more than once on Meta StackExchange. The proposals for this on SE Meta gained extremely little notice or traction. This would be considered a "core site function", because ...
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This migration to Stack Overflow was erroneous

I agree that too many questions that are posted on a site where they are on-topic get erroneously migrated to Stack Overflow.  This is a bigger problem on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, where some ...
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Why did my question (about a program with no web interface) get migrated to Webapps?

As it is not on-topic on Webapps and I don't see any reason why it is off-topic here I have reopened it. If you want it migrated to Android instead then let me know, but the cross-platform nature of ...
Mokubai's user avatar
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Re-migrate or unlock question

When a question is migrated and then closed or deleted on the target site, the migration is considered "rejected." That causes the target site's copy to be locked and the source site's copy to be ...
Ben N's user avatar
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

9-ish years later, and I am revisiting this… Oftentimes I leave a fairly generic comment, via “Other - add a comment”, as follows: “I’m voting to close this question because it is better suited for ...
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Why did my question (about a program with no web interface) get migrated to Webapps?

I suspect the migration voters did so because of this part: app running as a Chrome addon People who don't know what LINE is will think that means it's a web thing (it is running in a browser). ...
Ben N's user avatar
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When closing how to specify a new SE site?

Typically you flag for migration. Its worth remember a few things though. If its on topic here, and you're not the OP, chances are we won't move it. If its off topic somehow and there's a suitable ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Excel questions should not be on SuperUser, another StackExchange should exist for it

The notion of "topic" or "subject" (of a Stack Exchange site, or anything in general) is completely arbitrary. The broader concept is called categorization. Enforcing categories on the natural world ...
allquixotic's user avatar
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This migration to Stack Overflow was erroneous

Reversing a migration isn't possible, but I think I see both sides of the issue sigh I'll reopen, have a word with a few people, and strongly recommend screentogif for making a gif
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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2 votes
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Why was this Discord question rejected as off-topic?

I guess it comes from Discord's weird parlance where "server" means my instance of a managed slack-team-equivalent while the traditional definition of "server" is something quite different. Looking ...
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Why was this Discord question rejected as off-topic?

I think a good chunk of the problem is really that the lines here are pretty blurred. The first question probably could involve the desktop client - which is the reason I undid it. The desktop client,...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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1 vote
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Please revert migration

This is done, I have closed the question on WebApps which has rejected the migration
Sathyajith Bhat's user avatar
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Should we have programming added to no-no's in the Tour?

Maybe we could direct some posters to SO in the Tour? Some programming questions are on topic, typically scripting languages like cmd, bash, vba and powershell, which does muddy the waters a bit. Here ...
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