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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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People are a little overzealous about suggesting an alternate site for things. Scripting languages for desktop applications are on topic here. Bash, AHK and PS would more often than not be on topic here, unless you were abusing them in unspeakable ways. Python, depends on what you do. C and such go to SO. In this case the comment is incorrect, and well ...


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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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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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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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The most important rule of migration is don't migrate crap. So yes, feel free to edit them before you vote to or flag to migrate.


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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 topic there and is an exceptional question, there would be no question about moving it (other than why it was asked on the wrong site). I mean, I prefer to use my ...


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There's a few aspects to migration It is on topic here. So, there's no real reason to move it as a result we'd usually move quality questions that are on topic elsewhere but clearly off topic here. Unless the person asking the question flags it for migration with a reasonable reason The OP asking for it is a 'soft' prerequisite, since it would be nice if ...


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No, AutoHotKey is a scripting language and is thus pretty well on-topic for Super User. However, what you're trying to do, and the way you're going about it, is not a very good solution for the task you're assigned to do, as I've commented on your main question. Just be aware of that.


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As the answer says: this question is too old to be migrated. After 60 days of asking, a question cannot be moved to another site anymore. Consider checking with Software Recs if such a question would be acceptable there, then simply re-ask.


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Your question to which you had accepted an answer, was migrated. Since migration deletes posts on the source site, the 2 rep gained from accepting was removed as well


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Software Recommendations has really just gone public—until yesterday, they didn't even have moderators yet. When migrating to sites, you want them to be established first. Which means that they've been in beta for a really long time, or that they've gone out of beta already. If you migrate questions to an early beta site, you run the risk of having these ...


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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 needs to be taken to ensure that answers are of good quality. As it is an "easy" question it can, and in fact already does, have several answers stating ...


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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 "delete" link underneath your question) and post a new question using the "Ask Question" button on http://stackoverflow.com.


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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 … computer hardware, computer software, or personal and home computer networking and it is not about … [various unsuitable things] … ...


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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 for PC applications and your question is explicitly stated as being off topic by the help centre on both counts. is not about … websites or web ...


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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 consent if five people vote to migrate the question. I don't know if this has a negative effect on your ability to ask question on the network though.


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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 target for us. As such, the ball is partially in your court. Don't ask questions that should be migrated to SO and it'll be fine. Personally I'd rather just close ...


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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 every StackExchange site implements this, not just Super User. It's a Good Thing to have different StackExchange sites behave consistently, so that users can ...


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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 received attention and OP wants it migrated (to prevent people trying to get Mac or Linux questions migrated to Ask Different or Ask Ubuntu or similar). I ...


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The question should be fine for Super User. You kind of have 2 questions there though. One resulting from the XY problem approach. If you want to know how to get Spotify to run on a Debian release it wasn't intended for, then you should probably ask that and just note what you have tried.


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