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The process of migrating off-topic questions from one Stack Exchange site to another.

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What, when and will we migrate questions to MO 2.0?

It was announced on meta.MO that preparations are taking place for the migration of MO to the SE network. In particular this means that we will be able to migrate questions over there, and will ...
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Flagging for migration to Mathematica.SE and Computational Science.SE

I noticed we can flag posts for migration to physics.SE and stats.SE. Can you please add options for migration to Mathematica and Computational Science, too? (A.K.): The Mathematica site has ...
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“Off-topic” tags

Some tags are about topics that are blatantly not on-topic here. Let me quote the FAQ (I realize this is not the be-all and end-all, but it's better than nothing): Mathematics Stack Exchange is for ...
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MO-MSE tag incompatibility

When a question is migrated from MO to MSE, the system attempts to retag it using MSE tags (taking into account synonyms on the MSE side only; synonyms are a one-way street). If no MSE tag can be ...
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Cross posting, or flag for migration?

Now that MathOverflow is within a flag for moderator away, comes the question. Suppose that you post a question on MSE, and it's a good question and you get some positive feedback. However nothing ...
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Why are there only three sites to which a question can be migrated?

In voting to migrate a question, I am allowed only three sites to which it might be migrated: math.meta.stackexchange.com, stats.stackexchange.com, physics.stackexchange.com In particular, ...
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Migrating questions to HSM

It's quite common to see questions of historical nature in math.se, and being a big fan of hsm.se.com, as soon as I see one I try to get it migrated there or encourage the OP to ask it there. The ...
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Should Migration options in off topic include mathematics educators?

It seems to me that questions like this one belong to Mathematics Educators and there will be occasional others where migrating like this will be the best thing to do. There are various threads on ...
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migrated question incorrectly labeled as closed as off topic

I voted to migrate this question to physics.SE, as three others had done before me. I expected that it would be migrated once a fifth vote was cast, but when I checked on it I was suprised that it ...
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This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

When trying to close a question, occasionally the reason for closure is that the question belongs on another site on the SE network. However, the closing reason "This question belongs on another site ...
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Close Questions - Off Topic List of sites where question belongs

When using "Close" and "Off Topic", a list is displayed of perhaps better fits for the question. It only displays three choices. Is there any reason it does not display all of the stack exchange ...
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Economics.SE is closing, can we salvage some of the questions? [closed]

I hadn't even heard that there was an Economics Stack Exchange site before I learned that it will be closed down next week along with a bunch of other quiescent beta sites. Update: As planned, the ...
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What happens when the “move comments discussion to chat” link is used?

When clicking on the "move comments discussion to chat?" link (under an answer), what actions are triggered : (a) if the click is by the poster of the answer (b) if the click is by a commenter in ...
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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

I see a lot of questions like: What is the next term in the sequence 20,5,3,6,7,12, ... ? I think they are asked daily. They are generally closed, but can't we do anything to reduce the number of ...
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Flagging questions as off-topic

When flagging a question as off-topic we are given a choice between either completely off-topic, belongs to meta, or belongs to stats.SE. Is it possible to add another option "Belong elsewhere on the ...
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Can a question with an open bounty on it be migrated from M.SE to MO?

Can a question with an open bounty on it be migrated from M.SE to MO? What happens with a bounty in this case? Can the bounty be awarded to an answer of a user who does not have a linked account at ...
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Announcement: some changes to “migration”

For those who do not visit Meta.StackOverflow regularly, there is a recent change in software on how Question Migrations are handled. In particular: we can no longer migrate questions older than 60-...
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Hasty migration of mathematical statistics questions to stats.SE

A purely mathematical question about linear regression was migrated to stats.SE. https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/14928/meaning-of-p-values-in-regression In this particular case, how did ...
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Migrating to MathOverflow

Should not Math.SE implement a close option with migration to MathOverflow? Would I be encouraged to ask a question there, that is at the appropriate level, despite having asked it here, where it is ...
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Do not reject migrations from the meta site to the main site

Today someone had asked a question on the meta site, which was actually a question on mathematics. It was migrated, correctly, to the main site. There it was closed for lack of context. Being a ...
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Didn't get an answer on Math.SE. How to ask at MathOverflow? II

This question has been asked here but no general solution is given. I have asked a question which has been upvoted a few times, I added a bounty, but now the bounty is finished and I still have no ...
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Migration from cstheory to Math.SE

Hi, There was a discussion on cstheory meta about adding Math.SE to the list of target sites in the off-topic flagging wizard. When a non-research-level theory question is closed as off-topic, we ...
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Should some unanswered computer science questions be migrated to CS.SE?

I know that some parts of theoretical computer science are on-topic here. There is now a Stack Exchange site dedicated to computer science. While this does not affect the scope of Math.SE, it might ...
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Moving question to Stack Overflow

I saw on MSE a question about an algorithm in C++ for listing combinations of objects. I unfortunately can't provide you the link because the question has been deleted by the user. Since it is ...
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Migrate to academia.SE

Recently a question was asked that I think would be much better on academia.SE. The question isn't about math at all -- the exact same question without changing any word could have been asked about ...
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Migrating question with an accepted answer

The main question that lead to this discussion is: What does $\mathrm{ms}^{-1}$ mean? Had I seen the question before there were any answers posted, I would have invoked my moderator powers and ...
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MSE gains a tag through migration, tag lives on

A few weeks ago, this question was asked on MSE and migrated to another SE site. During that process, an MSE tag, coding-theory, was removed and a DSP tag, digital-communications, was added. But the ...
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Didn't get an answer on Math.SE. How to ask at MathOverflow?

A week ago I asked this question and all I got was a lousy Tumbleweed badge. In the hope to still get some help (and that the question is not too low-level), I would like to give it a try and ask the ...
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How do I move a post to another forum, like CV/stats?

So yesterday I asked this question here, but I think that is might get more attention over at Stats/CV. How do I move it, or ask someone to move it? I ask because I was tempted to delete it ...
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Option to migrate questions to matheducators.SE? [duplicate]

In the past couple of days I've noticed an upswing in questions about math education rather than math, frequently of the sort Why should math students learn about [topic]? (Here's an example.) Would ...
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Add puzzling as a site to move off-topic questions [duplicate]

Currently, when we cite a question as off-topic we have the choice of physics, stats, and meta.math It would be nice to have puzzling as another option. We don't get too many of those, but we just ...