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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 ...
quid's user avatar
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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 ...
quid's user avatar
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What are the current statistics of migrations to other sites?

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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 ...
quid's user avatar
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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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I asked A question On MSE, Which I now think can receive more attention from MathOverflow

The answer from Alex Ravsky completely answers your question, so there is no need to post on MathOverflow. Your question would not be appropriate for MO anyway, because your question is not about ...
Mike Earnest's user avatar
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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 ...
Alexander Gruber's user avatar
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Should this question (that I wrote) be migrated to History of Mathematics SE?

I think a version of this question could fit on MathEducators.stackexchange or HSM.stackexchange, but I don't think it's a good fit in its current form for either. Moderators try to only migrate ...
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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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8 votes
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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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7 votes
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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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7 votes
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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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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 ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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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), ...
GEdgar's user avatar
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6 votes
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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 ...
Stella Biderman's user avatar
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What determines when and if migration requests are granted?

You will not receive a notification when your request is denied. To see whether a decision on your flag was taken already or whether it is still pending you check your flag history (see A way to ...
quid's user avatar
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5 votes
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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 ...
quid's user avatar
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Why are there only three sites to which a question can be migrated?

Questions should only be migrated if they are both (a) off-topic on the originating site and (b) on topic on the receiving site. There are categorically no questions that are on-topic on MO and off-...
hmakholm left over Monica's user avatar
4 votes
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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 ...
quid's user avatar
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What to do about question that ask about the next term in the sequence?

As a slight variation on this answer, I propose a canonical question explaining why such questions are ambiguous, which can be linked to from such questions to help the OP understand the issue. This ...
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Migrate a question

My advice: wait a week before you conclude a question will not be answered. Then you can go ahead and try another part of SE. Include the link to the older question when you post a new one.
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