While reviewing our close dialogs, I noticed that as of now, only migration to
- meta.electronics and
I'd propose we add multiple:
- StackOverflow because there's the occasional "how do I program a loop for my microcontroller" question, and SO will not even notice the increase in traffic
- Arduino.SO because, well, that exists and while the two communities have overlapping topics, I think a lot of the questions about arduinos are arduino-specific both in hardware/software environment and in audience, and the askers might simply be better off in a community understands their needs. The situation has changed, neither Arduino nor RPi are beta sites anymore.
- Signals.SE (DSP.SE): A lot of the questions here wander the line between electrical engineering and pure signal processing/math. Having that option helps the askers – and the DSP.SE community is fairly active. I'd like to foster that.
Of course, suggestion to migrate are not to be taken lightly, but I see them as the preferrable alternative to "denyingly" closing, of course given that we're not dumping our garbage on another community, but I think "if it's too unclear to be answered, close it for that and comment that OP should improve the question and ask it somewhere specific" isn't that hard a guideline to implement.
So, what're the thought about adding these three options?
Alex just pointed to the last 90 days' migration stats:
- Migration is not a popular feature (and that's alright, migration is less desirable than answering, and undesirable when abused to get rid of garbage)
- With 35 outgoing migrations in 90 days, we only had 2 rejected ones, in two different receiving communities. We're not putting "a big load" on smaller communities.
- SuperUser is by far not the most popular migration target, although being the only suggestion in the "this belongs on..." options.