At least as long as this site is in beta, we should not expect a way to move questions from Stack Overflow to this site. Should we actively monitor the [wordpress] tag on Stack Overflow and place a comment "Please re-ask your question on the more specific WordPress Stack Exchange site" on each question? Or only on (older) unanswered questions? I have seen some comments like it, but I don't know whether this is a co-ordinated action?

Also, when I look at the people most active in the [wordpress] tag, I see some names that I recognize from here, but also others that seem not to have discovered this site yet. How could we get them to answer questions here?

  • @Jan Fabry - One question I have is "Do StackExchange have an issue with use trying to draw users and traffic from StackOverflow, or are they okay with us promoting this site over there?" If they are okay, I say by all means we should let everyone at SO who posts on [wordpress] know about WA. Commented Oct 14, 2010 at 23:23

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Getting questions migrated here will be an essential way to grow the site. However, migration paths will be limited to a few per site, and WordPress is probably too small to get a place on Stack Overflow. For that reason I created a feature request to let the migration paths depend on the question tags. This way, a question tagged [wordpress] would get a migration path to this site, but other questions would not see it. Please vote for it if you think it deserves attention from the powers that be!

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    It absolutely makes sense to have the question tags define the migration path. Guys, if you have a few free seconds go over and up-vote @Jan's SO post, please: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68022/… Commented Nov 19, 2010 at 8:13
  • +1, done.. i scored some rep making/linking an account to, bonus!... :)
    – t31os
    Commented Dec 19, 2010 at 19:10

I'll usually suggest that people come to this site as an additional resource, but I also answer the question there as well.

From an end user perspective, being endlessly replied to with "You should have asked that question over here instead" is frustrating and a massive waste of time. If I've already asked the question once, I'd like you to just answer it rather than criticizing the fact that I didn't know about a little used (look at our use rate as opposed to SO) specialized beta site.

When I first started on SO, I was bounced back and forth from so many different sites that I eventually stopped using my account all together. It takes 3 seconds to say "ask somewhere else" ... it takes just a few seconds longer to actually ask the question or provide an actual link to that other site's answer.


For newer questions, it's reasonable to suggest they be reposted on the WordPress site. For existing questions, I'd leave well enough alone - they could be grandfathered, at least until this site makes it out of beta.

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