To answer the lesser one of your questions, the Android Enthusiasts faq states:
What kind of questions can I ask here?
Android Enthusiasts - Stack Exchange is for enthusiasts, power users, and regular people who use the Android operating system.
If your question generally covers...
- Using your Android device
- Using a particular app on your Android device
- Trying to solve an error or other issue in using your Android device
- then this is the right place to ask. Basically, what problem (with your Android device) > - are you trying to solve?
What about other Android-related questions?
Please note the following topics are expressly off-topic here:
- Developing/programming for Android (please ask these questions on Stack Overflow)
Judging from the title alone (
Best Practices for labels and text in Android), I'd say it doesn't fit there.
Now migrating a question to another site, just to have it die over there is not a good thing, regardless of the bug you're describing. If it was that bad to justify deletion, it should have been deleted or closed here. So there are two things that possibly happened, that shouldn't have happened:
- The question was wrongly migrated, and it should have been closed or deleted here,
- The question was rightly migrated, and it was wrongly deleted there.
I think mods from both sites are better equipped to tell us exactly what went wrong, but generally the deletion of a migrated question at the target site is bad form.
More generally: do unanswered, migrated questions always appear in this list?
Yes. This is a peculiarity of the system, closed questions continue to exist, and migrated questions are technically closed questions. So for cases as the one you're describing, the only valid action is for a moderator to delete it by hand - as Patrick did.
They really shouldn't as they're no longer part of this site's content, and can't be answered here.
I agree with that. I don't really see it changing, though...