How to move question between serverfault and stackoverflow?

Is it possible (maybe I don't have enough rep. to see this option)?

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While Jeff has said that this feature will be coming, there are some complicating factors. Primarily, since this site is running of a separate database with separate users, it might be difficult for the poster to retain ownership of the question. Will an account be automatically created here for the user when a question is moved? How is ownership determined, by OpenIDs? There are already some problems with that approach.

I had hoped that this site would use the same DB as Stack Overflow, as it would make things like moving questions between sites simple, but I guess Jeff felt differently.

edit: It's now possible to migrate between all four sites (with the exception of migrating off Meta). Ownership is maintained through OpenIDs, and the Google OpenID problem is handled through account association.

  • This operation will most likely be constrained to moderators or question owners.
    – bendewey
    May 15, 2009 at 3:58

I don't think it's possible at the mo. I'm sure the team have considered it

One interesting problem I could see for the less frequent / drive-by users... it might not be obvious to them that their question had moved site... they might not be able to find it again?

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    I would guess if such a thing were implemented they would have a version of [closed], perhaps called [moved] so that a question placeholder could be found with a link to the moved version on the other site. Now that I've said it, perhaps that's too much complication.
    – Arnold Spence
    May 3, 2009 at 17:05
  • I guess that makes sense.
    – cagcowboy
    May 3, 2009 at 17:47

One of my questions did get moved, but as indicated my ownership of the question was removed and in fact my login on this site is busted.


Moderators can currently move questions between sites from our menu. Which you'll see in a moment when I move this question over the the meta site.

  • Look at the dates.
    – Brad Gilbert
    Aug 26, 2009 at 14:44
  • Well, the question is still correct and he is just answering :)
    – Michael Stum
    Aug 26, 2009 at 15:04

I'm assuming only mods can do this.

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