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Proposal: Spryker

Suppose we manage to get the proposed Spryker Site approved. How would we collect and steer already existing Spryker related questions to the new site? There are already some fine questions spread all over Stackexchange tagged , e.g.:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/65806371/should-all-factory-methods-be-public

most of them reside within stackoverflow, but some were not tagged.

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    If the questions are already on-topic at an existing site, it suggests the proposal is an unnecessary duplicate. Especially if they're only a small tag, and the quantity doesn't justify supporting a new site.
    – Nij
    Jul 12 at 11:56
  • When I see proposals that are dupes I just flag it and say Its a dupe of <x site>
    – Ethan
    Jul 12 at 21:22
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    @Nij, depends on how widely-spread the questions are. If they're concentrated on one site, that's a strong indication that the proposed site is a duplicate. If they're spread across many, that's a sign that the subject is, at best, marginally on-topic in many places and could do better with a single, concentrated site.
    – Mark
    Jul 13 at 2:37
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    A splintered presence isn't enough to justify a new site though. It would require having significant presence on multiple sites, and none having a greater proportion than others. And even then, it suggests that the subject is connected with several others. The proposer would have to then demonstrate a strong community whose needs are still somehow not met by the existing sites. In this case, there's very little content on the network in the first place, and no clear support from any community to back it. So this discussion question is jumping the gun in three races at the same time...
    – Nij
    Jul 13 at 3:26

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As the comments suggested: if all the questions for this site are on-topic on one or two other sites, we will end up closing this proposal as we do not splinter off specific technologies just for the sake of having a separate site. Looking at the example questions so far, that seems likely. I'm not seeing a lot of questions that couldn't just be asked on Stack Overflow instead.

To answer your question more directly: there is nothing to do with existing questions. We do not migrate existing questions to a new site that may cover the same ground. If they were already asked somewhere else, that is where they will stay.

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