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Flagging for migration to Stack Overflow declined

While I did not handle that flag let me still comment on this (more generally). First, yes, the post is off-topic here, yes, in principle something like this is on-topic on SO, thus one in principle ...
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Why are there only three sites to which a question can be migrated?

The number of migration targets available for users is restricted, mostly to avoid incorrect migrations, as such migrations are difficult to undo and also impact another community. Moderators can ...
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What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

Overall there are very few migrations. Over the last 90 days there were only 8 migrations to Cross Validated (the statistics site) and also 8 to Physics (one of them rejected). Moreover there were 2 ...
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What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

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Didn't get an answer on Math.SE. How to ask at MathOverflow? II

Here's a step-by-step: Wait a sufficient number of days. (At least one week.) This is just in case someone on Math.SE can answer your question. Flag for moderator attention. Request the moderators ...
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Migrating a question to Meta doesn't decrease reputation

The question still exists on the main site, so they keep their reputation – for now that is. The question is left as a stub, or pathway to the new site, for 30 days, after which it is automatically ...
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Nonsensical close options

I'll take this time to remind everyone of the golden rule of migrations: Don't. Migrate. Crap. That question would not have survived on mathematica.SE, so there's no point trying to migrate it there. (...
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Would it be possible to include the scicomp.SE site in the list of related SE sites?

If you truly think the question does not fit in on math.se and would be a perfect fit for scicomp.se, you can flag about it, but this occurs infrequently enough on math.se that including it in the ...
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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

The vast majority of these questions is indeed off-topic. Their closing should continue. However, doing this with appropriate explanation (e.g. pointing to Puzzling.SE) can become tedious. On the ...
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Moving question to Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow will probably be added as a migration path if we have a non-negligible number of questions migrated there, and the users here demonstrate that they have good judgment on such ...
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Question does not gain answers in Math Stack Exchange. Would a migration to StackOverflow be a solution?

The bounty was only placed somewhat recently. There might still be hope. As you speculate I assume there are not that many users familiar with Singular on the site. I doubt that Stack Overflow would ...
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Migration to the physics exchange

I don't know much about mechanics, but we can generalize what Bye_World says in a comment above to all applied math questions: deciding where to ask is a matter of weight/balance of math vs. ...
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Tagging migrated questions

This is intended behaviour; the Stack Exchange software isn't able to determine which tags are appropriate for a question. It will suggest some when you're typing the question, but it will never ...
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Migrating questions the simple way

The "DIY method" you refer to is called "cross-posting", proper migration would generally include deleting the local copy. Cross-posting between sites—especially sites with a large intersection ...
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Migrating questions to any StackExchange site

No, there is no such option available to users (but moderators can migrate anywhere). Migration paths to other sites are purposefully limited to a very small number of sites where the need for ...
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Migrating questions to HSM

Here's the perspective of an HSM mod. The problem is that, being HSM still in beta state, and the questions related to mathematics, there's often resilience about it. This is absolutely ...
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What to do about a not-fully-answered question that is too old to be migrated to an appropriate site

Only an employee would be able migrate the question, and it is highly doubtful that they would do so in this instance. (In addition to being old, it's not actually off-topic here, and one of the ...
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Impossible to migrate to Computer Science SE

Non-moderators can only vote to migrate questions to a small set of predefined sites. On Math.SE, the set of potential migration targets consists of Physics.SE and Stats.SE (plus meta). Stack ...
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Questions with little traction here that could benefit from migrating to MathOverflow

I would recommend cross posting over migration, both because then you don't have to worry about time limits and because you get more exposure that way. I have done this once (I've only ever posted 11 ...
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Include History of Science and Mathematics in the list of sites to migrate to

For a question with no answers/comments, you (the poster of the question) can delete the question here and then ask on the other forum. For a question with answers/comments (that you want to keep), ...
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Include History of Science and Mathematics in the list of sites to migrate to

In the last 90 days there was a single migration from here to HSM, and even looking in the list of migrated questions further back, one finds not only five questions were migrated in the duration of ...
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Merging a migrated duplicate rejects the migration

The timelines of the posts confirm Jyrki's suggestion. It is the deletion of the post, not merge of the post that triggered the rejection. The rejection happened at 07:52:41 (the deletion) not at ...
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Moving your own questions to another stackexchange community?

What about deleting the question on this community and then posting it again on another community? If your question did not yet receive any relevant attention on this site, there is no problem with ...
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