- There is much more migration. I thank for you all of this, I never understood why is the migration handled as taboo, especially if it could save a question.
Actually, there isn't. Well, maybe there is. We migrate so few questions, it's hard to tell. Our 90-day average for migrations away is at 6.5 questions/day, which is about where it was last time I checked, so I'm not seeing much that would indicate a significant increase in the migration rate.
Either way, I generally don't migrate questions, for the simple reason that Stack Exchange sites only want good, quality questions. If the person asking the question can't even ask it on a site where it's on-topic, chances are, it's not a good question.
Migration also shifts the effort away from the person asking and onto community members with enough rep and moderators. Before being migrated, a question should be verified as good and topical for the destination site, as well as checked that it's not a duplicate of an existing question on the destination site. All those things are something the person asking the question should be doing before asking the question anywhere, and is more effort than I personally care to put into handling someone else's problem or curiosity.
There are exceptions, of course, for exceptional questions, but my threshold for what's exceptional or even worth the effort is much lower than 6.5 a day, so if anything, I think we migrate too many questions.
- Moderators (especially @MichaelHampton and our new @Sven) are like to particip in close/open votes directly.
Yeah, well, a lot of questions don't require 5 opinions to decide if they're on-topic or not, and the vast majority, if not all, of the mod votes in the close and reopen queues are on questions where it's pretty clear-cut whether we want the question or not.
The reopen queue, in particular, is triggered whenever a closed question is edited, and the vast, vast majority of those edits don't come anywhere near close enough to addressing the underlying issues that got the question closed in the first place. So they don't need three people to decide, they only require one person to say that adding
pleas halp!!!!!!!!!!!! to a question doesn't make it on topic.
The close queue, likewise, is filled with crap that's easy to decide on, and lately, we have a person or two chasing flag badges by flagging old product-recommendation threads for closure. When the situation is less clear-cut, we let the community decide. At this very moment, I have 22 skipped review queue items, and all except one or two of those are from the close-vote queue.
- Closed questions are often nearly instantly deleted. I think, it is bad.
No they're not. I think you're referring to this specific turd, which I deleted for being a turd, when it showed up in the reopen queue because the OP edited what he considered to be a resolution into the question. Even if it had somehow miraculously gotten reopened (which wasn't going to happen), it was horrible, and the OP linked to an essentially identical question he asked less horribly and got answer to, so it would have needed to be deleted for being a turd-y version of an existing, answered question.
There's also a 5 year old community wiki question about funny Easter eggs in tools that I deleted, but other than that, every closed and deleted question so far this week has been a result of the auto-deletion scripts deleting negative scored, closed, unanswered questions after 9 days.
But, even if not, so what? The posters can see their own deleted questions and get feedback that way, and negative scored, closed, unanswered questions get deleted after 9 days anyway, so... well, so what if crappy closed questions get deleted right after they're closed? Wouldn't make a difference to anything even if it was happening, which it isn't.