I flagged this question as being off-topic, and later I noticed that the same question had been cross-posted to Stack Overflow. I then added a comment to the Ask Different question stating it was a cross-post:

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Even with this comment, the question ended up being migrated to Stack Overflow, resulting in a duplicate there:

Is there some other workflow that’d make it more obvious to Ask Different moderators that a question is a cross-post and shouldn’t be migrated at all?

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In this case, it was a matter of crossed signals. I loaded the page before you posted your comment, you posted the comment, and then I migrated it (8 seconds later) without knowing about the duplicate. And unfortunately, there's no way to un-migrate from this end - it has to be dealt with on Stack Overflow.

If I see that there's a cross-post on another site I won't migrate. The issue here was that I didn't see it and it clearly was a programming question, so I just moved it over.

  • Or, simply don't cross-post and let the community and mods sort it out. Aug 13, 2011 at 12:55
  • Did you flag the SO question? Popping into the Teacher's Lounge is also a quick way to get stuff like this handled. Aug 13, 2011 at 18:37
  • Hah, eight seconds!
    – user5077
    Aug 15, 2011 at 10:16
  • @Bavarious Actually I did the math wrong, it was 12 seconds. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:18

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