this question has a suggestion to migrate to ux.stackexchange. This seems quite reasonable, and ideed its not uncommon to se UX questions here.

Given that programmers and UX are full sites would it make sense to have ux.stackexchange as a migration target?

there is also a ux tag with only 9 questions and a search for ux shows another couple of hundred questions (one of which is already migrated to ux)

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The evidence (10Κ+ link) doesn't back this up:

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In the last 90 days there has only been 1 migration to UX.

Looking at graduated sites only, there have been:

  • 8 to Super User.
  • 7 to DBA (14% rejected)
  • 4 to IT Security
  • 3 to Ubuntu
  • 3 to Game Development (1 rejected)
  • 2 to Stats (1 rejected)
  • 2 to Web Applications (1 rejected)
  • 2 to Webmasters
  • 1 to Unix

From this evidence we should be adding Super User, DBA and possibly IT Security before UX.

  • Is there some guidance on the number of migration target we should have? i.e. is it actually a problem to have SU DBA and IT security as targets?
    – jk.
    Oct 29, 2013 at 10:02
  • btw I think you are right (+1), going on frequency seems like the right thing to do, but that then raises the question how frequent should a migration be before its an automatic target?
    – jk.
    Oct 29, 2013 at 10:03
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    @jk. - The only limit on migrations is that there can only be a maximum of 5 and one of them must be the site's meta site.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 29, 2013 at 10:04
  • As for when a site gets added - bringing it up in a question like this is a good start. We can then review the evidence and ask the devs to add one (or more) site(s) to the list
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 29, 2013 at 10:08
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    I feel like we will need a slot for Workplace after it graduates (will likely happen in 4-6 months; that's the time at their rate of ~5 questions/day to build a 3K questions backlog)
    – gnat
    Oct 29, 2013 at 10:31
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    @gnat - probably true. In that case we should only add SU and DBA at the moment.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 29, 2013 at 10:35
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    rather then base it on popularity, I'd say base it on the user. Look at what sites the user has some X amount of reputation and give these as migration target. The "having reputation" requirement to have the option to suggest migration ensures that the user asking for migration has some familiarity with the target and know if it's a good fit there.
    – Pieter B
    Oct 29, 2013 at 12:32
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    @PieterB - that's a completely different issue and has been brought up multiple times on MSO in the past.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 29, 2013 at 12:34
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    @PieterB the associated MSO post is Require minimum reputation on the target site for migration (and the various linked posts - its a good starting point).
    – user40980
    Oct 29, 2013 at 14:54

I'm not opposed to having UX as a formal migration target, but I would like to raise a few points.

  • My impression from the close review queue is that we don't have all that many questions that would merit a migration consideration. ChrisF's link from the 10k tools backs that up to a degree.

  • I would want to make sure we (Programmers) really understood what was on-topic and constructive for UX before making them a formal migration target. Personally, I don't participate on UX so I don't know their norms. My concern is that I don't want UX to become the dumping ground for UX type questions from Programmers.


I don't think so. Mostly because I would use it... and that 2nd point that GlenH7 makes is key.

I'm just looking through my flags (yea, the declined ones) and would really like to get the stance from UX.SE mods about a few things that I've flagged to migrate.

I'm rather glad that there's at least one mod there that says "no" to a lot of these suggestions. I'd be a bit worried about the quality of the content we'd be migrating if these all did go through.

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