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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 show up faster. In my opinion, the three questions you've linked are all slightly more appropriate for SO, because they cannot be generalized to apply to ...


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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), only 13% have been rejected. Conversely, the numbers aren't as good the other way around. We've rejected 16% of the questions SO has send us (but you don't see us ...


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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 good workflow: The first thing to look for is questions that aren't a good fit anywhere. If it's primarily opinion based, too broad, or unclear, it's highly ...


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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 several hours or even a day, where questions on SO get answers within seconds.


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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 include the desired behavior, a specific problem or error and the shortest code necessary to reproduce it in the question itself. Questions without a clear ...


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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 programmers is mentioned on StackOverflow, but I imagine it can be quite often since it's a site based on programming. For example, searching for the terms: "for ...


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Here's how it breaks down: Asking about a tool is on topic on StackOverflow and off topic on Programmers. A lot of people on StackOverflow don't know programmer tool questions are on topic. I've answered a lot of git questions over there that people try to close. Asking for a recommendation is off topic both places. If you already have a free IDE and are ...


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You are at the whims of the community when it comes to borderline questions. Since many of the high rep users hang around only one community (or at least on moderate one community) they tend to get blinders as to these odd cases. Specifically in this case you are asking about a tool (not Stackoverflow), however it isn't programmers since it isn't a general ...


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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, of which 1100 have/had accounts on Stack Overflow 184 of whom hit some kind of block on Stack Overflow during the past 60 days (this includes not just the ...


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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 number of reasons for this, the most notable being that, if this information were publicly available, folks could potentially use it to game the banning system.


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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 user cannot do. Therefore, don't put it into my flag queue. As an example, the right thing to do in this case would be to edit the topic title (along with the post ...


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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 could refer this very question, in order to make it easier for moderator to find more details, eg like as follows: please take a look - this off-topic question ...


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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. For such comments to be helpful, it makes sense to first check if a user you want to address them to really needs to be educated that Stack Overflow exists. ...


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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 overridable by moderators, so it's forced on people unconditionally. SE seems especially enamored of this "fix," so if you get it here, you'll get it permanently, ...


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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 the 30 days prior to the test to the testing period. Prior to the Stack Overflow Test First, let's look at the 30 days of activity here on Programmers prior ...


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I posted a comment giving a link, but I'll copy the answer from there anyway Thank you to Alpine from StackOverflow Meta for the answer. (see https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/82988/choosing-between-stack-overflow-and-programmers-stack-exchange) If it is related to coding, it should be on Stack Overflow. If it's related to higher level ...


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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 question and I saw no reason to intervene. The NPR days are long behind us, we have a lot more than a handful active close voters now. If you are out of close ...


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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 Thomas said either edit the question into shape and vote to migrate or just vote to close in place. If the user is question blocked the migration will be ...


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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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If you have enough reputation (3,000+) you can just vote to close. If not, flag the question for moderator attention and we'll migrate it for you. In either case, if you posted by mistake flagging is good as we can get the question migrated quickly.


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You are in the right place to ask this question. You don't receive reputation when someone responds to your question. Your question received one upvote, which added 5 reputation to your account for a total of 6, so everything seems to be working as expected.


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Just to bring up the extreme here: When using Software Engineering, I don't want to care about Stack Overflow or how they do things - they are a separate community (that just happens to have a large number of shared users with this site). When wearing my Programmers hat, I just know that a site called Stack Overflow exists, they like questions about ...


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I consider any post that begins with "Well I asked this over on Stack Overflow..." to be automatic close fodder. I don't care what the post is about, if it was off topic there but okay here, it should have been migrated, not reposted. I rarely see the Spam reason used. Should that be used for cases like this?


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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 all sites, as some sites have very different rules on how a question is asked. But a case can be made that a user who is unwilling or unable to learn what a ...


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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 spot such a question before me, I would appreciate if you drop it here. SE team and moderators want us, the community, to handle these? all right, let's do it ...


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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 problem statement, tailored to Programmers' scope. Don't ask for lists of things. Don't ask for product or service recommendations. Don't ask questions that ...


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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 the guys over there handle any "quality" related issues, if any ... - they do, trust me ;-)) Other off-topic questions should be closed.


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The correct course of action would be to flag the post for moderator review and explain this. The link to flag a post is below the post's tags.


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