Unix & Linux has recently been launched, so I'm wondering if there are questions in here that need migrating.

The FAQ states that this site is not for General personal computer troubleshooting. Now since both SU and unix.SE have massive overlap, the question is more of which of the two sites to migrate to? I prefer they be migrated to Unix & Linux, but that's another argument.

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    The FAQ says this site is for professionals only. Putting "sez" in your question is worse that fingernails on a chalkboard. I stopped reading your update right there. – Chris S Jan 14 '11 at 17:21
  • @chris can u remove the downvote; someone edited it to look more professional – tshepang Jan 14 '11 at 17:36
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    @Tshepang, votes don't affect reputation on meta.SF – Chris S Jan 14 '11 at 18:13
  • I edited the post to include the relevant questions, since that makes it a heck of a lot more readable -- please avoid putting lots of links in comments. – Jeff Atwood Jan 14 '11 at 23:44
  • @Jeff Ok, will avoid that. Note that that's not a comprehensive list, just stuff I got on the first page of [linux] tag. – tshepang Jan 15 '11 at 6:26
  • @Chris I'm not concerned about rep in this case. Your reason for downvoting was "sez", and that means that you should remove your vote if that's fixed. – tshepang Jan 15 '11 at 6:27
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    Using "u" instead of "you" is just as bad as "sez". – John Gardeniers Jan 18 '11 at 1:47
  • @john Wow! So I can't go 'unprofessional' even on comments! – tshepang Jan 18 '11 at 8:14
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    @Tshepang, you might also like to think about your incorrect and excessive use of exclamation marks. – John Gardeniers Jan 19 '11 at 3:26
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    Note also that .se is a valid top-level domain name, and in fact unix.se appears to be a completely valid and functional web site. Please don't use *.se (even with capitalized SE) as nicknames for stack exchange sites. – mattdm Jan 26 '11 at 19:19
  • @mattdm Someone suggested unix-SE. I think it's a great idea. – tshepang Feb 28 '11 at 20:00
  • @Tshepang — agreed. – mattdm Feb 28 '11 at 20:27

This is not a migration path that will be unlocked.

Both "flavors" of Unix questions can survive -- those directed towards sysadmins, and those directed torwards a general audience of Unix users and distributions.

  • You have a tendency to just say no without an explanation. Why do you wanna keep the generic questions here? – tshepang Jan 14 '11 at 10:55
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    @tshe the explanation is there, you just don't like it. – Jeff Atwood Jan 14 '11 at 11:15
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    @Tshepang, the explination is there are two different types of questions related to *nix platforms, general usage and system administration. Cross-Posting is discouraged, but a question that is appropriate for both can be posted on either (and is likely to get an adequate response). The Unix & Linux site is more closely related to SuperUser anyway. – Chris S Jan 14 '11 at 15:26
  • @chris I know that with current policy, those questions are as equally valid on SU as on unix.SE. So I guess the argument can change to which to migrate to? It's pretty clear that they don't fit here, since they are general usage. I've updated the question. – tshepang Jan 14 '11 at 16:46

If you really feel that a question will be better off on the Unix & Linux site then flag the post for moderator attention and explain why.

They have access to a "migrate anywhere" option which isn't bound by the normal close to migrate dialog.

However, I would wait for a moderator to answer whether they'd be happy with this before flagging any questions.

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