I initially posted a question SO


But it was being flagged as off-topic.

So I posted it here on SF.

  1. Was I not supposed to do that?

  2. Is this question even off-topic for SF? (it's being downvoted)

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Cross-posting is generally frowned upon when your question is open on one site, since the community there sometimes will migrate it to another site. In this case cross-posting just creates duplicates that someone has to come and deal with. If the question is closed as off-topic, though, it can be re-posted on a more appropriate site.

Unfortunately, Server Fault doesn't appear to be the appropriate site, as it doesn't appear to have anything to do with professional system or network administration.

I've migrated your question to Super User, where you should be able to get an answer.

  • It should be noted that migrations from Stack Overflow to Server Fault seem to have been disabled entirely, so not even moderators are able to do a migration. In this special case, the question has been closed on Stack Overflow with the specific reason that it would be on-topic on ServerFault. So we had the migrations disabled but now they're pointing fingers at us and encouraging people to cross-post.
    – the-wabbit
    Sep 24, 2013 at 12:17
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    @syneticon-dj Stack Overflow moderators can still migrate things here, as far as I know. Their 3K+ community, however, cannot, which is probably where their custom off-topic message came from. Sep 24, 2013 at 12:36
  • @syneticon-dj Yes, SO moderators can still migrate things here, as evidenced by the inbound migration page in the 10k tools: serverfault.com/tools?tab=migrated&daterange=
    – MDMarra
    Sep 24, 2013 at 13:01
  • Oh, I see. So they probably rejected my flags requesting question migration out of lazyness. I have read the reason "migration target has been removed" twice and assumed they were really unable to do it.
    – the-wabbit
    Sep 24, 2013 at 13:07

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