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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 ...
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What are some common "gotchas" associated with moderation activities?

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 ...
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Should we remove the [android] tag?

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" ...
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Migration to Software recommendations as an option during flagging

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 ...
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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, ...
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How to Reopen and Vote to Migrate?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Do I have to migrate my question to Stack Overflow?

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 ...
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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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Is there a point to editing a question that should be moved to another SE site?

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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Please migrate my question on Automatic Wallpaper Manager?

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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On-topic migration to a more specific SE site declined

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. ...
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Do I have to migrate my question to Stack Overflow?

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 ...
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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 … ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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On-topic migration to a more specific SE site declined

Here's the way this has been explained to me by a diamond moderator in the past (my recollection may not be 100% true, so any misrepresentations are a mistake). Basically, questions that were asked ...
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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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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 ...
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When Microsoft turned Skype into Web Application?

As I mentioned in comments, your question explicitly asks But, is there any way to do this on-line, directly from Skype website? From Super User's Help center and it is not about … websites or web ...
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