This was previously declined as CR.SE was in beta and migrations to beta sites are not allowed. CR is no longer in beta! Congratulations to CR!

I know we don't want too many migration paths, and we definitely don't want ones that are likely to leech away our good questions, but I think of all the technology related websites, the scope of Code Review actually has likely the least overlap with us of any others.

No part of our site scope is reviewing written completed code, architecture sure but not code.

And no part of code reviews site is doing anything else at all.

We don't get questions for this migration often, but I've seen ones migrated to SO with totally working code, just because we have a migration path to SO but not CR.


Migration path to Code Review please?

  • It would help to compile a list of recent questions (say, 90 days or younger) that would be migration candidates (whether they were migrated or not).
    – user22815
    Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 20:14
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    if we set a majority requirement of 4 votes (like SO does to their migrations) instead of standard 3, it would be interesting to try
    – gnat
    Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 20:24
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    for reference: a similar idea has recieved a "no migrations" for Stack Overflow
    – Vogel612
    Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 21:37

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I would like to present this chart from Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question first:


As you can see, the metaphorical distance in scope between Programmers and Code Review is significant. From a CR regular standpoint, I can say for myself that we do get, on occasion, a question which is off-topic at CR but could be on-topic at Programmers (most off-topic Qs we get are broken code/"give-me-the-code")

When this happens, normally one of us will hop over to The Whiteboard to ask if it would be a good migration candidate, and if it is the case, mods move forward with manual migration. This happens... once a week at the most, I'd say. I'm not a regular at Programmers so I cannot speak on your behalf, but I think the important question is:

Does the volume of off-topic on Programmers, on-topic on Code Review questions justify a migration path?

Please reference MichaelT's answer for migration stats between Programmers and Code Review.

  • As a 10k user on code review, you've got the stats too... codereview.stackexchange.com/tools/posts/migrated/stats (go to /review, click on tools on the left side (next to the word 'review'), explore)
    – user40980
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 21:54
  • @MichaelT thanks for the link, I didn't realize that was there. I added a link to your answer in my post as well, thanks for taking the time to put those together.
    – Phrancis
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 23:04

I'm somewhat familiar with CR, with close to 1k rep there now.

I think there are a very small minority of questions here asking for code review which would be suited for CR.

Most of them are not functioning, fully working code that is a "please help me improve this" type of thing - most of them are, "here's code that sorta works, plz help me fix/add to it."

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