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Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason?

suggestions, please!

  • Related discussion: Should we have a “not subjective enough” close reason?
    – user8
    Sep 1, 2010 at 20:59
  • Do you mean migrating subjective questions from StackOverflow or objective ones to it?
    – Gelatin
    Sep 1, 2010 at 21:22
  • @Simon Brown: too objective for us and appropriate for they, of course. Sep 1, 2010 at 21:58
  • And what about the reverse? Migrating questions from SO to us?
    – Walter
    Sep 7, 2010 at 16:16
  • Sorry, I didn't see that it was asked in its own question...
    – Walter
    Sep 7, 2010 at 16:18

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IMHO, if most of the users on programmers are also on SO, AND if Jeff&co. are ok, there would be no problem in migrating questions to stackoverflow.


I would really like this, along with all the questions being reopened. This way discussion that was halted because of the close could restart, and new answers could flow in for the single "Don't ask here, ask (obscure site)" type answer to the question.

I see two issues though

  • The amount of questions that could be moved is immense. I haven't done any statistics, but I put it in the hundreds
  • What about old questions? Moving a question asked and closed in 08 and reopening here would make little sense.
  • Moving by batch processes would get false positives.
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    I think he was talking about the opposite, migrating questions from programmers to stackoverflow Sep 1, 2010 at 21:56
  • and moreover, it would be nice to have some community based and programmatically supported mechanism to migrate questions across the whole SO sites family. Sep 1, 2010 at 22:02
  • @Max: you mean the SE sites family, don't you?
    – Wizard79
    Sep 1, 2010 at 22:07
  • @Lorenzo: As you wish:) Sep 1, 2010 at 22:24

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