Earlier today, a few moderators (myself included) had a chat about site overlap and scope reform across various sites. Before I continue, let me make note of a highly related post:
Revisiting what is on topic, with respect to new sites: Open Source, Law, and Software Recommendations, and in particular, my answer over there.
The discussion centred mostly on the issue of scope, and existing questions currently held at Programmers SE.
Some topics include the possibility of removing licensing and project management from the scope of Programmers SE, and thus moving any such related question over here. Other topics that arose included the possibility of migrations, locking well-known questions to be retained at Programmers, and the possibility of not doing anything at all.
I'm raising this post because I need to see the perspective from this community. Therefore, please tell us your thoughts so that we can understand and build forward upon this.
To clarify, we're not looking for opinion here about Programmers' scope; that's for them to decide. We're looking for community input about if we're happy for other sites to send questions that may or may not be on-topic, and for us to deal with them.
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Just to clarify what I would like to see...
I want to answers that takes into consideration all aspects. I understand that Programmers is its own community, but I want to see what the community's best interest is. I want to encourage discussion, and feel free to say anything in respect to the scope here or at programmers, about migrations, or anything for that matter. Raise potential issues or concerns, suggest recommendations on further action. Remember that this is intended to be a constructive discussion, so don't worry about the Programmers side just yet; your site moderators will be in active discussions with others on the issue. We'll make sure to keep each community posted on any developments.
Maybe a couple more points...
Don't worry about migrating crap
Since this is a "beta" site, moderators both here and at Programmers will have to migrate things anyway - the community can't do it themselves, even if they have 25 gazillion migration votes. Now of course, the moderators here could be awesome and start playing ping pong, migrating back whatever is sent here... :P
Tell me what Programmers should do.
You may not be part of the Programmers community necessarily, but you are part of the discussion. Therefore, you have every right to speak up, and say something, even if it doesn't directly involve you. You need to tell us what you want to see on the part of all communities: The other communities that are involved are Law SE, and Software Recs SE (to a certain extent, there questions were never on-topic at Programmers to begin with).
If you give me "words" from a general viewpoint, it doesn't really add anything. Don't focus on migrations, focus on scope. The Programmers post is called "revisiting what is on topic..." for a reason. So make sure that you completely say everything that you need in order to have a meaningful discussion - We're not just talking migrations. You have equal status with the community at Programmers, so speak up and tell us what you
wantneed to see!