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I just saw this question on the homepage of stackexchange: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/25360/student-homepage-template-for-google-sites

As far as I can tell, the question is asking for someone to tell them how to get a certain theme on google sites. That question should be on webapps.se, but it was migrated over to webmasters.se from webapps.se. What's going on?

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Followed up with phwd at WebApps to revert migration - apparently Google Sites is blurring the line between "webmaster" and "end user" for their purposes, will address any future migrations on a case-by-case basis (I can see where some Google Sites users' questions would be fit here, but questions about how to use Google Sites don't belong here so far as I can see).

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I'm a little concerned that these blurred lines are preventing users from getting answers to questions, even if some of the questions are of low quality.

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  • I agree, it isn't what I'd call ideal, but, for the time being, low quality questions shouldn't be a top priority (consider that low quality questions most often represent failure to read the manual and have been answered... in the manual) – danlefree Feb 4 '12 at 11:56
  • @danlefree You make a fair point, although a good number of users don't appear to have english as a first language. – toomanyairmiles Feb 5 '12 at 1:17

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