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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.

  • +1 interesting – cagcowboy May 3 '09 at 17:49
  • This operation will most likely be constrained to moderators or question owners. – bendewey May 15 '09 at 3:58
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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 '09 at 17:05
  • I guess that makes sense. – cagcowboy May 3 '09 at 17:47
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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.

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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 '09 at 14:44
  • Well, the question is still correct and he is just answering :) – Michael Stum Aug 26 '09 at 15:04
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I'm assuming only mods can do this.

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