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This announcement is a timely relief. However, in the event that the core members of Hermeneutics.SE began to get weary and the site stats continued to slide, would there be a chance to migrate all the quality questions to Christianity.SE or Judaism.SE, as appropriate, before closing down? There is so much good material on this site, it would be a pity to loose so many neat questions and answers. (Of course, it would be pity to even have to shut down.)

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  • Some questions are duplicated on both sites. Any idea what we will do with them? – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Apr 27 '12 at 5:18
  • @Monica I've taken note of your comment and do my best to see your request is honoured. I take Shog9's announcement as a demonstration of his faith in this site, not primarily a warning that we will shut down. – Jack Douglas Apr 27 '12 at 7:33
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    @GoneQuiet: That can be taken care of. I'm pretty sure that if they get migrated and you don't have a linked account there, they would just show up as userN anyway. If not and a user gets created or something weird like that, as a moderator there I can see that it gets nuked. If worst comes to worse, just ping me in BH chat and we'll get it taken care of. – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 9:48
  • Meanwhile, everybody back to work! <whip sound effect> – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 9:49
  • @Caleb the user will not auto-create but the 'ghost' user would still carry the name if I remember correctly – Jack Douglas Apr 27 '12 at 15:45
  • @JackDouglas: I kind of thought that might be the case. Worst case I think we have the user create an account, associate it, then we nuke it all in one swift motion, then it would anonymity. – Caleb Apr 27 '12 at 16:51
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Yes. Even the poorly announced batch of shutdowns this week has been given a couple weeks go do things like go through and migrate anything that would be useful to a site with a crossover scope. In this case I think a large amount of content would make it's way to C.SE.

Also be aware that they provide full data dumps from shutdown sites. Obviously it's a harder to use format, but the data isn't lost to the world in the event of a site shutdown.

I think the thing to do is focus on keeping up a steady flow of quality content and promoting to interested experts so that we never have to face those issues!

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    +1 I am a contingency thinker, thus the question. But I strongly agree that the thing to do is focus on keeping up a steady flow of quality content and promoting to interested experts so that we never have to face those issues! – Kazark Apr 26 '12 at 22:54

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