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Why are these not options to migrate to when you are flagging a post as off-topic? Stack Exchange sites are only allowed so many migration paths, and we have to demonstrate that we regularly have a need to migrate somewhere before they'll add one. See What is the reasoning behind restricting the number of migration paths?. Can moderators or us as a ...


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I don't really see anything about programming there. Yes, fork is relevant, but you're not asking about fork, you're asking i) whether rsyslogd is indeed a session leader and your book is wrong; ii) if that's a new systemd thing and the book was right for its time and iii) assuming it was right for its time, what where the reasons it was implemented that way ...


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It seems to me most/all of the objections to this discount the significance of answering the question well and instead focus on minor technical hassles and how it will impact people potentially providing an answer (e.g. "Why would you want our crap?"). Perhaps this misses the forest for the red tape, so to speak. I'm kind of baffled as to why these paths ...


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The main sites we would probably want new paths to are superuser (SU), serverfault (SF), and askubuntu (AU). I'd be fine with SU for when we get Windows questions; I think it's fairly rare, but I don't see a downside. I mentioned the downsides to the others here. People outside of SF don't understand their unique policies, so virtually all of the requests we ...


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Flag it as "needs mod attention" and say what site it should be migrated to. You can vote to close it as off-topic too if you want, but it won't really matter either way.


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Sounds reasonable. We set up a default migration path from U&L to Stack Overflow. Use it wisely. :)


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In the past 90 days, we have migrated: 25 questions to Stack Overflow 5 questions to Super User 4 questions to Ask Ubuntu 2 questions to Server Fault 1 question to each of Android, Computer Science, Drupal, Security. Only SO has enough migrations to justify a migration path. There are none to DBA, so a migration path is not warranted. Flag if you think a ...


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Standing on the shoulders of giants, I'll mention: When flagging a question to be migrated, why are some Stack Exchange sites excluded? (with its link to some good reading at What is the reasoning behind restricting the number of migration paths?). Shog9's answer on Meta.SE regarding close-vote migration paths raises concerns over whether the OP has (or even ...


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Questions that are of good quality but not about Ubuntu as defined in the Ask Ubuntu FAQ are generally welcome here, and we do get a trickle of migrated questions about Mint and other Ubuntu derivatives. Questions that are on-topic on Ask Ubuntu are not and should not be migrated away from Ask Ubuntu.


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The bounty lasts for a few days. If you look at the question, it'll tell you how much time is remaining. You can't take it back, but if an answer is good, you can assign the bounty. If not, just wait it out.


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I have trouble telling the difference too these days, but the burden of ensuring a question should be migrated is normally on the source site. I think you're suggesting we should migrate all posts that seem like they might be Ubuntu-specific, and let them deal with figuring out if that's actually true or not, which doesn't seem particularly fair to them and ...


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It's incredibly rare that we get a question that's on-topic for SU and actually off-topic here; as you mentioned, even your example question is actually on-topic here, it's just possibly better on SU. In any case, the numbers haven't changed; we migrated 3 posts to SU in the last 90 days, which is pretty low for a migration path


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I commented on your AU meta Q already, I'd be in favor of this. When Q's such as these are migrated it will contain the typical "migrated from ..." banner so these will be obvious when they come in. I think we need to just coordinate with the regulars that these might need to be treated a bit more relaxed to get them in the door but I have no problem with ...


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In the past 90 days (10k only), we've migrated: 55 questions to Stack Overflow (7% rejected) 6 to Super User 1 each to Apple, Server Fault, Software Recommendations, Security, and Magento. All were rejected except the one to Magento. Having a migration path does result in more migrations, but still, that's 10 times more to SO than to SU. We don't need a ...


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I will repeat the arguments Michael made in the duplicate, just to point out that nothing has changed in the intervening time. There have been a grand total of 10 questions migrated to AU in the past year. That's a really, really tiny number of the ~30-40,000 questions posted in that time. Also, the vast majority of Ubuntu questions are perfectly on topic ...


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Above and beyond Why can we not vote to migrate a question to superuser.com?, there's some previous history here: (2010) - How did Unix/Linux survive Area51?: "Eventually there was a vote about merging, with Unix voting for merging, Ubuntu voting not to ... the sites ended up deciding to only migrate from Ubuntu to Unix if the question doesn't apply to ...


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I think that is a good idea. I'm presuming those questions are beginner questions by someone trying to learn a language in a *nix context, for which there are better places, and we should encourage people to go seek those out. Not that SO is necessarily that place, but at least they can then A) learn about it, and B) get introduced to "this question is a ...


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According to the history, you started the bounty on August 5th, and it expired on August 13th with no winning answer chosen. It didn't get migrated until August 18th Questions with bounties can't be migrated anyway, so if you put a bounty on a question it's usually stuck on the site it's on for a while


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I'm a mod on Ask Ubuntu. Braiam has probably seen the arguments I've made against this on our meta but this is the short version for the Unix.SE community: The quality of our Mint (et al) questions would often not meet standards here. They barely meet our standards and if not for being off-topic, many would be duped, nuked, edited down heavily or otherwise ...


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Do we need this? I wouldn't think so. We have a migration option for SO because of the volume, that clearly doesn't apply here. Also, it is straightforward enough to edit your generic off-topic close option1 to propose migration to another site in the SE family—that has proven quite a workable solution for a range of sites over the last couple of ...


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General Linux questions are allowed on both sites. We usually point people to AskUbuntu if the question is Ubuntu-specific, and they point people to us if the question doesn't apply to Ubuntu at all. In your case, all of those questions would be fine here, although you might want to put Repository to upgrade Sigil to latest version on (K)ubuntu on AU since ...


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I'm all for it, but generally sites only get migration paths if they demonstrate a need for them. In the last 90 days we've sent 1 post to SF, 3 to SU, 20 to SO, and 2 to ITSec, which is probably way too low to add any of them to the list


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IMHO this meta is the wrong place to discuss whether Jenkins is more suited to SU or SO. That is a question for their metas. Once discussed there, this meta should simply have an announcement post about the appropriate destination.


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Users with 10k rep can see a history of outgoing migrations and recent statistics. There was a single migration in the last three months. Even accounting for the fact that some migrations may be missed because nobody thinks of flagging, this is very far from warranting adding a new target to the migration dialog. In addition there's a risk that questions ...


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Quick answer: no, not really. There are two issues here: Each site has a different scope. Yes, there is overlap. Everything on Unix & Linux (U&L) is also on topic on Super User (SU). Everything on Ask Ubuntu is also on topic on U&L. Nevertheless, Ubuntu questions are welcome here and will only be migrated in the, relatively unlikely, case that ...


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Asking in the chat room or leaving a comment on your question to a moderator are 2 ways to accomplish this. I've migrated your question to Ask Ubuntu as you've requested.


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I think questions' score should be reset. Does not matter what happens to the points on the original site, when they enter a new site, that site's current preference should rule (I assume people with higher reps have access to that? or the site creators). Should be 0 whether they where positive or negative to begin with. I also think the poster should be ...


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