Two months ago, I asked this question, which no one answered. Therefore, later I offered a +50 bounty for it. Sadly, again no answers.

Now I think that the question might be more suitable for MathOverflow than Mathematics SE.

  1. Is it OK to ask a question on MathOverflow due to no answers?

  2. And, is there any standard way to do such transfers?

I am particularly interested on the question linked above.

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    $\begingroup$ your question is favorited by 3 users and has been well received. So I think it should stay here. However, you may consider crossposting it on MO in which case I recommend to add a link in the questions so that they can be found easily from each other. $\endgroup$
    – Surb
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 7:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Surb here is a comparable MathOverflow.meta question: meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/1273/… $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 11:56

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There are a few things here:

  1. In order to migrate a question to MathOverflow one should flag it for moderator attention and request that the question will be migrated. Either the moderator who handled the flag is sufficiently knowledgeable in the field and can do it themselves; or they consult a MathOverflow moderator/user for the suitability of the question to that website. Then they migrate the question, or decline the flag.

    HOWEVER your question is over 60 days old. Therefore it cannot be migrated.

  2. You can use this dedicated thread on meta.MO to try and attract some attention to your question from MathOverflow users. The catch is that if the people who can give you an answer don't follow meta.MO, or didn't check this thread specifically, the question will go unnoticed.

    But as an initial first step, I'd say that's a good thing to write in this thread and try to get some attention.

  3. You can cross-post. This means that you just re-post your question on MathOverflow, with perhaps some minor changes. There are some basic guidelines for doing so, such as giving the link to the Math.SE question and writing explicitly that the question was posted on Math.SE before; there's also the timing factor (i.e., never cross-post within the first 48 hours and preferably not in the first week or two), but in this case the question is already too old for migration so there's no problem with that.

So my suggestion would be to post on the meta.MO thread, and if after a few days there is still nothing new, cross-post it to MO and add a comment under your meta.MO post (and the question here) that the question has been cross-posted, with a link of course.

  • $\begingroup$ Occasionally Mathematics questions were mentioned in the MathOverflow chatroom. That room is only visited by a few users - so that's not very likely to bring some results. But maybe it changes in the future and more MO users start using chat. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 27, 2020 at 16:44

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