So over the past few days I noticed a bit of an up-tick in the number of questions being migrated from Stack Overflow that aren't good fits for Programmers.SE or Stack Exchange in general: either they're off-topic, not-constructive, or just not answerable questions.
I decided to do a bit of an analysis on questions migrated here, and here's what I found:
- Last day: 6/16 migrated questions closed (37.5% fail rate)
- Last week: 21/66 (31.8% fail rate)
- Last 30 days: 79/316 (25% fail rate)
- Previous 30 days: 70/306 (22% fail rate)
So there is a bit of an up-tick, but I'm not sure what to make of it or if there are any conclusions to be drawn from it.
My question is, is a 20% fail rate normal or expected? What about 40%? Is this just a quirk of two popular sites sharing a migration path, or is there something that can be done?
There's a new migration stats page in the 10k+ tools that now show these numbers for the past 90 days: it's a 26% failure rate for Stack Overflow over that time period.