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I get more and better attention on Stackoverflow

It looks like the questions you've asked lie in the overlap between SO and PSE. Both sites could answer them, but they would give different kinds of answers, and since SO is bigger its answers will ...
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Migrating Crap to SO. Really, Programmers?

Has SO become the trash dump of Programmers? The specific question certainly isn't... stellar, but you are over-reacting. In fact, of the 258 questions we've migrated to SO (in the last 90 days), ...
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How to treat questions from users question banned on Stack Overflow?

No, there's absolutely no reason to treat a question differently if a user has been blocked from asking questions on a particular SE site. If a question isn't a good fit here on Programmers, here's a ...
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I get more and better attention on Stackoverflow

In addition to the excellent answer by @lxrec, Programmers is so much smaller than StackOverflow that you just have to have a bit more patience. It is not uncommon to only receive answers after ...
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Migrating Crap to SO. Really, Programmers?

Close voters at Programmers would better memorize the criteria for debugging questions to be acceptable for Stack Overflow: Questions seeking debugging help ("why isn't this code working?") must ...
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New SE Chat Bot feature for identifying when Programmers is mentioned on Stack Overflow

Just a thought. It might be more useful to search for terms rather than only the word "programmers", so that you're more likely to only get comments referencing this site. I don't know how often ...
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How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

I'm working on something related to this right now, so it's worthwhile to pull the data. More on that in a bit, but first... 1380 questions asked here in the last 30 days, from 1219 distinct accounts,...
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How to treat questions from users question banned on Stack Overflow?

Information on whether or not a user is question-banned is considered privileged, moderator-only information, and even then, only on sites where you have diamond moderator privileges. There are a ...
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'Problem' and 'help' titles in off-topic questions of new users coming from Stack Overflow

Assuming that this doesn't happen frequent enough to warrant changes to the system, one approach that comes to mind is to flag these cases for moderator attention. Flag message explaining the issue ...
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How to treat questions from users question banned on Stack Overflow?

Comments suggesting asker to try their luck at Stack Overflow tend to read as assumption that they are unaware of this site. This may feel awkward to asker if they are indeed an active user over there....
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Is it okay to flag for moderator intervention attempts to circumvent question block at other site?

I didn't decline that flag, but here's my take on it. If you have the tools to do something as a user, you should be using those tools. There's nothing that I, as a moderator can do that you as a ...
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If "Problem" and "Help" are to be blocked on Stack Overflow question titles, block them here too

Please don't. It's implementation at Stack Overflow causes all manner of side effects, including "pr0blem," "Halp," and "Knapsack Issue." In addition, unlike many other behaviors, this one isn't ...
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How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

While running a test on Stack Overflow, there were some questions about whether we were driving traffic to Programmers, so I decided to rerun some of the numbers in Shog’s original answer and compare ...
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Perform automatic checks for cross-posting and question block at SO when post enters close queue, not only at attempt to migrate

How does raising a mod flag help here? What do you want moderators to do with these flags? Whatever that action is, can we just do it automatically when a close vote or flag is raised?
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Is it okay to flag for moderator intervention attempts to circumvent question block at other site?

I declined the flag. I simply didn't see what was so urgent about a question that may or may not have been posted here to bypass the title filter in Stack Overflow. To me, it was a typical off topic ...
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Is it okay to flag for moderator intervention attempts to circumvent question block at other site?

Like Thomas I didn't handle the flag; but, like the moderator who did, I would have declined it too. Moderators are here to do the things you can't. You shouldn't be using us as your proxy. As ...
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How to treat questions from users question banned on Stack Overflow?

Personally I think any user that is question banned on StackOverflow, should get an automatic question ban on Programmers and Database Admin. I don't think a ban on one side should ban a user on ...
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If "Problem" and "Help" are to be blocked on Stack Overflow question titles, block them here too

A workaround worth considering is posting links to these questions to CV chat room: okay, I plan to post here all the 'problem' and 'help' questions that will be dropped at us from now on. If you ...
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Are questions about good coding style on topic?

When you consider a question on Stack Overflow for migration, the first thing you should ask yourself is "Is this a good question?" Good questions: Are clear and understandable. Have a specific ...
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Using Programmers as "learning and training area" for Stack Overflow kind questions

Can we do something to prevent... lifehacks like above from becoming popular? Consequently migrate (or close) all implementation specific questions to Stack Overflow, that's what it is for. (And let ...
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