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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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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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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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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 can't I select any other SE website when flagging a question? [duplicate]

I flagged this question recently. I wanted to select "this question belongs on another stack exchange network" but only three other SE sites came up (as shown below) when it asked which site ...
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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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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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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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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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"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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Negative votes on meta should not be migrated as well

Do negative votes on questions that were incorrectly posted in meta and then being migrated to the main site, like this one (the main question here), carry over their reputation malus for the main ...
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What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

Are the current statistics of questions migrated to other sites visible somewhere? I suspect it is available through https://math.stackexchange.com/tools/posts/migrated/stats for > 10k rep users, so I ...
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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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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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Can't vote to migrate from meta

Another one to pile on the heap: The new closing system seems to have some inadvertent effects on meta, like a strange typo, and the loss of the option to vote to migrate to main: Moreover, as I ...
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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 for migration to Stack Overflow declined

I flagged Split Textarea input text into all textarea box without enter button. for migration to Stack Overflow since that site doesn't appear in the migration path in the close dialog, and only ...
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Question does not gain answers in Math Stack Exchange. Would a migration to StackOverflow be a solution?

I recently asked this question in Math Stack Exchange but does not gain any answers even though I bountied it. It seems either there aren‘t many people familiar with the Singular-CAS in Math Stack ...
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Closing as duplicates for migrated questions.

This is mostly an announcement in case anyone wondered what happened to these two questions: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/98121 https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/98162 Question 2 ...
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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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Migrating a question to Meta doesn't decrease reputation

Recently, a question about the irrationality of $\pi + \mathrm e$ got migrated from Main to Meta. While on Main, that question had obtained a total of 5 - 1 = 4 votes, for a total of 50 - 2 = 48 ...
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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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Migrating questions the simple way

What is the recommended procedure when self-migrating a question from this site to another StackExchange site? On the present site, the question at issue has stirred little interest: one upvote, one ...
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Migrated questions

Does anyone know what exactly is the point of having questions that have been migrated remain on the main site page? P.S.: and while we are here, and as I try to massage this into something that The ...
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Integrating a question migrated from MO with answers here at MSE?

I recently asked a long soft question, involving a reference request, both here and on MO, about the traditional presentation of the change of variables formula for multiple integrals in advanced ...
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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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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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Why my question was migrated to physics?

This question was migrated to physics.se where it now is marked as a duplicate. I don't understand why it was moved there? The question is about forming a simple mathematical model for the "proof" ...
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What to do about a not-fully-answered question that is too old to be migrated to an appropriate site

I had asked this question What is the "Principle of permanence"? 7 months ago and it was never fully answered (in particular the "how and why [the principle of permanence] has two ...
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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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Tex-laden maths usage questions

On meta.tex.sx, I've asked a question about a class of questions that might get asked over there (and have been) that are (i) ostensibly about maths usage, but (ii) might best be served by an answer ...
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Moving an unanswered question from MathOverflow

If I have a question unanswered in the MathOverflow for over three days, can I post it here to attract more attention? My question is: the (2,2,1) boundedness of a “product” operator. It is in ...
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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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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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Include History of Science and Mathematics in the list of sites to migrate to

Edit: this question is not a duplicate of the one that has been mentioned in the comments, as I am here suggesting a built-in feature to allow HSM as a potential site to migrate to within the reasons-...
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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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Should a question be migrated if it's going to be closed anyway?

There's a question about Fourier series on physics.SE that seems purely mathematical in nature - at least, it's definitely off-topic on the physics site, and seems like it would be on topic here. But ...
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Migrating questions to any StackExchange site

When voting to close a question, you can vote to close a question because it "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" (Closing > Off Topic > Migration), but the only options here are ...
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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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How can I find all questions that were migrated from a specific other SE site to Math SE?

How can I find all questions migrated from another SE site to Mathematics SE? Specifically I am interested in the ones that have originally come from Physics SE. So can somebody tell me how to find ...
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Migration not working?

I just tried to migrate this question to Physics.SE, but it's just ending up closed (and locked) here, without showing up on Physics.SE. I undid it and redid it, with no change. I guess there is some ...
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Merging a migrated duplicate rejects the migration

Migrated questions get rejected if they are closed on the target website, with the exception of duplications. Earlier today I saw that a question was posted here and on MathOverflow simultaneously (...
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Wrongly migrated from Physics SE?

The question What are the implications of deterministic chaos: useful or detrimental? has just been migrated from Physics SE. Since it's mostly about modeling, about the consequences in the physical ...
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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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how to migrate a question?

How do I migrate a question? The FAQ doesn't mention that. I don't even know if there are manuals somewhere.
Michael Hardy's user avatar
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Regarding migration

How do questions get migrated? Why is it an anonymous process (afaics)?
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Questions with little traction here that could benefit from migrating to MathOverflow

I've asked three questions here on relatively advanced but esoteric math topics, yet the questions themselves aren't really research level. In each of them I'm seeking some sort of explanation for why ...
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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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