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Why was my question moved to StackOverflow?

My recent attempt to participate in this website has left me very confused about what is considered "on topic" here. I asked this question, which seemed like a good fit for this site because it is ...
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Migrate one question, Close another

This question: Why is "||" the symbol for or? was closed for being Off-topic on StackOverflow. I recommend that it be migrated to here, where it would be decidedly more topical. Then, I recommend ...
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A history of question migration in tables and a graph

[Note: Most of this post was written before the name change and I haven't changed to Software Engineering. I think that's appropriate, since I'm looking backward to when this site was Programmers.] [...
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Why did we start closing and migrating algorithm questions?

This site used to be a good, safe place to get help on algorithms. Indeed, I would consider it one of the primary purposes of the site. It is prominently listed in our help center and tour. It's ...
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CR isn't in beta - migration path to them now?

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 ...
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Are questions about good coding style on topic?

I flagged this SO question as off-topic with the comment "I think this would be a better fit for Programmers.SE, but that's not one of the migration options." This flag was declined with the message "...
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Should there be a migration path to Software Recommendations?

Software Recommendations is graduating and will soon be a non-beta site! There is a question on their meta about being a migration target: they are asking about other sites such as Super User having ...
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cross-site duplicates and migration

I just saw a question about pre and post increment operators in programmers. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/299986/variable-variable-and-variable1?noredirect=1 I don't often ...
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Move question to Programmers

There is a question about data storage in Android without SQLite. As of its meta-post, it was at first proposed to belong to Programmers (and later retracted). It specifies the kind of data and the ...
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If html/css based questions is allowed?

Today I saw a question Why are people making tables with divs? Which have no linked with any programming language (including client side javascript or others). It is pure HTML/CSS based question. I ...
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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow

Moderator Note: Programmers changed its name recently to Software Engineering. This post has been updated to reflect the new scope, but it still refers to Programmers for historical reasons. ...
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Why was my question migrated?

I asked this question a few days ago. Shortly after I placed a bounty on it (due to low attention), it was migrated to Stack Overflow, with no comment or anything (and, weirdly enough, the bounty was ...
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Can questions go into limbo when its migrated (rejected) and on hold?

I have a question that was originally in codereview and now its migrated here where its on hold. The problem is that in programmers its too opinionated and thus on hold. However I cannot edit it ...
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Popular question closed instead of migrated

I've flagged my question and asked for it to be moved to Stack Overflow (that's the right way of doing it, right?) but it was closed instead. I think it's a good question (not a crap) that proved to ...
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Migrating Crap to SO. Really, Programmers?

So there was this question asked by a new user. And it's undeniably crap. It is a code-dump showing 0 research effort, not even a problem statement. This is the prime example of what a crap question ...
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Please don't migrate crap to SO [duplicate]

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/255703/revisions It should be obvious that this question will be downvoted and closed within moments. Please don't migrate crap to SO. Perhaps ...
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What's up with the “Meaning of MIT license”? (5 years old post recently migrated from SO to Programmers meta, then to main)

What's up with the Meaning of MIT license? This five years old post was recently migrated from SO to Programmers. Not that I complain, but regular migrations like that are blocked by system (see ...
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Add codereview.stackexchange.com to close options [duplicate]

When flagging a question you can go down the following path: Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration You then have two choices - meta.programmers.stackexchange.com - stackoverflow.com. I propose ...
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Migration path to Workplace?

Workplace has been officially graduated: new site design has no "beta" anymore, and privileges are set to the level of graduated sites. This makes it possible to add this site to our migration path, ...
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Software recommendations stackexchange

Would it be worth having the new Software Recommendation Stack Exchange site added as an option in the close option "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" dialogue? I ...
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Classification of questions

I was wondering if a program can be made that can classify the questions used on this site in order to place them on the proper stack exchange site. For eg. if someone places a question in the ...
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Should ux.stackexchange be a migration target

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 ...
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How long will migration candidates be held [on hold] until migration takes place

Today, I noticed a question that was placed [on hold] (as the new pre-cursor to being closed), with as reason put on hold as off-topic by Oded♦ 1 hour ago This question appears to be off-topic....
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Migration path to Code Review please? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Why was my question migrated to SU?

This question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/196578/disable-spell-check-when-sending-code-in-outlook was migrated by a very-low-rep user to SU. Is that supposed to be ...
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Move question to Stack Overflow

I originally posted a question on Programmers because at the time it was quite general with no code. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/195959/java-blocking-on-multiple-queues ...
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Can we please add Project Management as a migration path from Programmers?

I just saw Can we please add http://sqa.stackexchange.com as a migration target? and in reading Tim Post's answer, I understand why SQA, or DBA would both make for poor migration paths away from ...
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Can we please add http://sqa.stackexchange.com as a migration target?

Consider this question. It would be a perfect candidate for the Software QA Stack Exchange site. So can we please add http://sqa.stackexchange.com as a migration target?
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Would this question on future-proof programming fit on Programmers SE?

Last week I asked a question on future-proof programming on Stack Overflow. It was closed as off-topic there. I flagged it for migration, but although the flag was deemed helpful, the non-migration ...
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Migration needed to Workplace?

More comfortable working on the backend, often referred for role on the front end was deemed on topic by Yannis, but subsequently closed. My own answer was not really programmer specific, but that ...
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Question migration—error terminology

I'm a mod on Academia, and someone recently posted the following question: What's the difference between fault, error and defect? Would this be on-topic here?
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Should this question have stayed on programmers?

Should this question about how to learn enough programming to communicate with programmers without learning to program have stayed on programmers? It seems to me this question is about programming, ...
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Why is this question too old to be moved?

A while ago I flagged this question to be moved to the Workplace beta, because it seems like a very good fit there, and it continues to get a lot of views. The flag was rejected because the question ...
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Scope - Software Quality Assurance and Testing

Following on, and related to (but not duplicate of) this question about migrating questions to SQA: the scope of this site, as defined by the FAQs include, inter alia: developer testing quality ...
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Belongs on Stack Overflow and is a duplicate on Stack Overflow

At the moment you can't specify a duplicate on Stack Overflow from Programmers. You can vote to close or flag as "belongs on Stack Overflow" and add a link to the dupe as a comment, but should it be ...
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How to flag off-topic to migrate to SQA

There is a number of questions on Programmers that relate to Software Quality Assurance and Testing: As per IEEE 12207, who has to perform SW integration testing? How to apply verification and ...
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How do I migrate a question posted by mistake on Programmers to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I properly migrate my question I posted a question here on Programmers which would rather fit into Stack Overflow. An user has pointed this out. Further, this question ...
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Auto recommend the correct site for a question

With my recent question issue (see Where did this question go wrong?) it seems like a nice feature for users would be to auto suggest the correct site for a question. This could happen any number of ...
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Closing questions that should go to Workplace

I know it's not really a choice in the off-topic while it's in Beta, but could we have a way to specify that we want it to go there (maybe one that is dependent on reputation, only people who have ...
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How should we guide questions toward The Workplace?

Given that The Workplace is days away from its private beta, which I think (please correct me if I'm wrong) means it will be public beta relatively soon after, how should we as community members help ...
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“Full Time Employee versus Contract Work?” on SO should have been migrated here instead of deleted

I've been a long time SO and stack user in general. I'm REALLY disappointed that Full Time Employee versus Contract Work? on SO was deleted instead of migrated to Programmers. I don't care about the ...
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Answer Lost on Migration

This question was migrated to DBA, but my answer got lost in the migration. What Gives?
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Improving user participation in chat (and getting some good questions for the site)

I joined the chat at dba.stackexchange.com and was quite surprised to find it was pretty active (at least during work hours, which is usually when I'm around) I soon figured out that was because the ...
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Community perception of Programmers.SE, the StackOverflow landfill?

I ran into this question on StackOverflow that was offtopic there, How can I obtain feedback from external developers? By the time I saw it, it was less than 2 minutes old but already received 3 ...
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Flagging off-topic should allow you to migrate to CodeReview

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/129576/c-character-count I wanted to flag this as "Move to CodeReview", but the only options were StackOverflow and Meta. The ability to ...
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Recent shift in off-topic migrations?

I know that there's a perpetual problem of questions that are really not a good fit getting migrated over from SO, so I don't think this is news to anyone. However, there seems to be a recent ...
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Is there an official stance on software project management questions?

I feel too many questions are being closed, voted to close, and people are being pointed toward Project Management inappropriately. PM.SE is still a beta site, and isn't doing stellar in the metrics. ...
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Why does this question exist twice? Stack Exchange Multiverse?

I just answered the question What's the point of initializing a variable with the same value twice? here on Programmers. I was going to answer it anyway, then saw that Morons suggested it be ...
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Migrated question from Stackoverflow with no updating of reputation

I got a question migrated from Stackoverflow Visual Programming paradigms, and it continues to be responding, so my reputation on Programmers should increase. However I did not get any increase from ...
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Can my question about RapidXML be migrated to Stack Overflow?

Could someone please reopen then migrate {RapidXML} Cannot open XML files unless in main to Stack Overflow?