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Yesterday, Jessica Burnett asked this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/14209/css-set-string-content-properties.

Since the question is about code that does not work (as opposed to code that could be improved), ANeves politely suggested to the OP to post such questions on Stack Overflow. So far so good.

However, today ANeves & Michael K closed the question as being off-topic.

Is this our policy here, to close questions that are suitable for other StackExchange sites? Somehow I had gotten the feeling that such questions should rather be migrated to their proper home!?

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    \$\begingroup\$ In general, marginal questions are never migrated (i.e. "Don't Migrate Crap"). Just because a question can be migrated doesn't mean that it should. The OP can always repost on the correct site, if they're so inclined. A migration is essentially equivalent to closing as "off-topic." (it doesn't belong here, it belongs over there). \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Harvey Aug 2 '12 at 20:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @RobertHarvey - Are you referring to off-topic questions in general, or to this specific question? I cannot see any way for the question to be considered crap. \$\endgroup\$ – Joseph Silber Aug 2 '12 at 20:57
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    \$\begingroup\$ The original question is not a great one. The cross-posted one is an improvement over the original. In the Teacher's Lounge (the super sekrit chatroom for moderators) we are often asked if a question would be a good fit for migration. 95% of the time, we say no. In this particular case, I think we would have OK'd it. \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Harvey Aug 2 '12 at 20:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ The reason this is true is the same reason that the question is being posted on the wrong site in the first place. It is the same reason that a post seldom has a one-character grammatical error in it (and why SE limits trivial edits); there are almost always multiple errors in such posts, not just one. \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Harvey Aug 2 '12 at 21:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ It would probably be best to delete our copy then, because it doesn't add any value. It will just be clutter if someone is Googling for the problem; we have no answers and no useful comments. Thoughts? \$\endgroup\$ – Michael K Aug 2 '12 at 21:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, that's probably fine. \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Harvey Aug 2 '12 at 21:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelK - I wholehardedly agree. Since it hasn't been migrated, its only usefulness is in increasing the noise level around here. \$\endgroup\$ – Joseph Silber Aug 2 '12 at 21:05
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Actually, it was cross-posted to Stack Overflow, and it has an accepted answer there. You're correct that it belonged there, but there was no need to migrate it since the OP had already posted there.

I'll add a comment to the post to make it clear.

EDIT: Based on the discussion above, I've deleted our copy of the question. We have no answers or useful comments, and the question on SO is improved and has a good answer. Our copy is just noise at this point.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I hadn't realized that Jessica had cross-posted it on SO herself. Is there no way to link the 2 on a deeper level (not just by merely adding a comment)? \$\endgroup\$ – Joseph Silber Aug 2 '12 at 20:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'll talk to the SO mods and see if they would be willing to merge the question if we migrated it to them - that would look like a plain migration to us. Since it's got an accepted answer I'm not sure it's really worth it though. We'll see what they think. \$\endgroup\$ – Michael K Aug 2 '12 at 20:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ Sounds OK. Was actually more concerned about our policy than about this specific question. Thanks. \$\endgroup\$ – Joseph Silber Aug 2 '12 at 20:49

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