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Can SO questions on TeX be migrated to tex.SX?

There’s a steady trickle of LaTeX related questions on Stack Overflow which I always flag so that they can be moved to tex.stackexchange.com. However, this gets old really fast.

I don’t mind flagging them but I don’t think a moderator needs to be concerned with such a routine task. Given that tex.sx is probably here to stay, I think it’s high time that there is a “belongs on tex.stackexchange.com” close reason.

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Time Traveling Bobby, kiamlaluno, Pops, YOU Sep 18 '11 at 8:09

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@Straitjacket Does this made-up tag really make the question better? For that matter, why was close-reason not appropriate? –  Konrad Rudolph Sep 15 '11 at 11:05
@Konrad Rudolph: Closing is for me something different then migrating...and you're requesting a new migration path. –  Time Traveling Bobby Sep 15 '11 at 11:57

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The proposed dupe discusses the relationship between SO and TeX, and doesn't address the of adding a migration path, so:

A site is allowed to have 4 migration paths (ok, 5, but one is reserved for the site's meta). Currently SO has Super User, Programmers, Webmasters, and Server Fault.

In order to add TeX, we would want to see a clear need for it over one of the existing paths since it would replace one of the existing paths.

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How hard would it be to allow for more than 4 migration paths? –  Adam Rackis Sep 15 '11 at 17:03
I'm surprised at that limit, particularly for SO. Given that it was there first, I'd not be surprised to learn that there are questions asked there that ought to be on loads of the other sites. –  Loop Space Sep 15 '11 at 17:05
@AndrewStacey a few questions here and there are fine for flagging and mod migration. It's why mods can migrate anywhere. Existing as a migration path says that it is a truly common occurrence and is officially blessed. SO migrates 10+ questions a day to SU and SF. –  Rebecca Chernoff Sep 15 '11 at 17:12
Fair enough. Just feels like more work for the mods than is strictly necessary. –  Loop Space Sep 15 '11 at 17:43

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