Yesterday I flagged a lot of questions (which are now here Structured Tag Cleanup: [career]) to get closed.
No doubt, many from this list are actually useful and of good quality. The primary criteria i choose is the misfit as per our definition - which is that questions must NOT be belonging to all careers.
These questions are not closed deleted yet, but they might be closed and/or eventually get heroic edits and or complete deletion.
It is now generally accepted that most of these questions are good candidates for "The Workplace" so eventually they will all belong there. Earlier there was no such a thing so people posted them here.
Now, the issue is that "The workplace" is still not there yet live. While we may close these questions - even delete these questions, but they all might be of great value. Alternatively we may apply heroic edits that may destroy the real value of the question.
Many are not bad questions, they are just in the wrong place; and while their new home is still under construction, should we shelter them?
Basically is there a possibility that we can kind of hibernate them, unaffected but not visible or something; but preserve them as is?
Also, there is one more thing: Area51 has it's own problem. What if "The Workplace" doesn't take off - or more likely take too long to get up. This happens to a lot of sites which are otherwise seems to be quite promising.
We all must realize, that while these questions do help all others - it will help programmers in any case. As long as they are better placed it is fine, but destroying them will mean we are doing harm to humanity just due to a definition of on-topic.