I'm trying hard to avoid using Programmers as the new and improved dumping ground for unwanted SO questions, but the flags keep coming. Right now the question How to handle people who lie on their resume is close to being resurrected, and there's a request in the queue to migrate it to Programmers. This is clearly off-topic for SO, but I'm not sure if it will just get closed here as well. Do you guys want questions like this, or should I kill it with fire?

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    Would it be possible for someone to run a query on how many question have been migrated from SO and how many are actually still open? Might be a useful bit of information for working out whether migration is working. Jan 24, 2011 at 13:36
  • Grrr, someone sent it over. I'm going to steal all of your garden gnomes!
    – user131
    Jan 24, 2011 at 20:24
  • @TimPost: That's my fault. I should have flagged it to let the other SO mods know that I was checking downstream before making a decision. Sorry. Jan 24, 2011 at 20:33
  • It's funny because I was looking at the deletion queue and saw that one getting votes to undelete. I immediately said to myself "I bet they're gonna send that to programmers SE". No worries.
    – user131
    Jan 24, 2011 at 20:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is an historical artifact that shouldn't garner any more activity.
    – user40980
    May 12, 2015 at 22:02

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It seems awfully generic to me -- how is "guy who lies on his resume" specific to programming versus any other profession?

The answers (the top two voted ones anyway) don't strike me as particularly programmer-specific, either.

Note that in the general case my criteria for preservation is:

if a question has no lasting and permanent value, it should be deleted.

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    It was deleted, I just saw it get undeleted then almost immediately shipped here :/
    – user131
    Jan 24, 2011 at 20:25

If you can make it significantly programmer specific I don't see why not. I believe it would be a good question along the vein of they put a buzzword on paper but can't clearly define it or really understand what it is. Similar to the agile buzzword question.


I would be very reluctant to migrate old questions. This one is nearly two year's old.

It would be far better to keep it closed (and even locked) on Stack Overflow.

In this case I've added a note to the question over here, but might have to lock it if it gets too much bad attention.

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