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On the R-tag we're often confronted with statistical questions that belong on crossvalidated.com (formerly stats.stackexchange.com). However, when it is voted to close being off-topic, there is no way we can specify that it belongs there. Is there a possibility this site (and probably other related sites) are added? Maybe just keep an open slot where you can actually add the URL of the site? Or a drop-down menu specifying "other"?

I also wonder if it's possible to move questions from SO to a daughter site, and if so, who has the power. It would keep things more clean, and especially, it would allow those people to get the right public, i.e. statisticians instead of programmers.

EDIT : Even if there is no link, it would at least be nice of +10k users on the r-tag could move those questions to crossvalidated.com. Most of those +10k users are also on crossvalidated.com, as the topics are closely related.

eg :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4332327/kolmogorov-smirnov-or-a-chi-square-test-for-a-distribution

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4310784/solving-st-peterburg-paradox-in-r

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4301228/log-likelihood-using-r

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4298870/r-implementation-of-the-gower-distance-function

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4242604/about-auto-arima-question

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4224031/randomized-svd-singular-values (has been asked on crossvalidated.com as well)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4216298/partial-data-sets-in-r-closed

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4214504/r-getting-probability-density-of-data

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4186190/two-sided-censored-model-in-r-similar-to-zeligs-tobit

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4398160/optimizing-a-function-to-find-global-and-local-peaks-with-r

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4385436/regression-with-heteroskedasticity-corrected-standard-errors

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4368080/why-does-this-code-not-optimize-for-all-three-points

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4403433/calculate-newy-west-standard-errors-without-an-an-lm-object-in-r

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4433490/heteroscadicity-robust-standard-errors-with-the-plm-package

From half november to date.

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Related question : meta.stackexchange.com/questions/68022/… –  Joris Meys Dec 2 '10 at 13:26
    
Also related question: meta.stats.stackexchange.com/questions/505/… –  Shane Dec 2 '10 at 14:09

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Can you add some links to questions that should be/have been migrated. If there's enough evidence a link may well be added, but Jeff has stated

We don't ever want to show more than 5 here, because it gets overwhelming.

(His bold).

There are current four migration paths (here, Server Fault, Super User and Web Masters) so there is a "slot" available. However, a more useful migration path is probably to Programmers but that site's not out of beta yet.

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@ChrisF: examples of the last three weeks added. Seems enough to me. It would also be a great help if +10k users could at least move those questions. Quite some of the +10k on the r-tag are also on crossvalidated.com –  Joris Meys Dec 2 '10 at 12:29
    
@Joris - that's a good list. It might be enough, but it's not up to me ;) –  ChrisF Dec 2 '10 at 12:32
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@ChrisF I had always assumed that slot would go to Programmers, since it has more migration potential than any other site. It's a shame it's limited to five because there are a couple of sites like Cross Validated that do have very good reasons to migrate. –  C. Ross Dec 2 '10 at 13:31
    
@C. Ross - that's a good point and I'd completely forgotten that. Programmers is probably a more useful target. We have the same problem on Super User, there are probably 6 or 7 valid migration targets but only 5 slots (all filled). –  ChrisF Dec 2 '10 at 13:41
    
@ChrisF: Is there an overview of unlocked migration paths somewhere? As my rep is too low to close questions, I don't think I can see the possibilities per site. –  Jan Fabry Dec 2 '10 at 13:51
    
@Jan - no I don't think there is. You only get to see what they are when you vote to close. I feel a question coming on. –  ChrisF Dec 2 '10 at 13:55

I once proposed to add sites to the migration list based on the question tags. This way, the Statistical Analysis Stack Exchange would only show up as a migration destination if the question is tagged R for example. This would give "smaller" sites a chance to get migrated answers, without clogging up the list.

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I love that idea. Thx for the link, I added it as a related question –  Joris Meys Dec 2 '10 at 13:26
    
@Joris: Thanks, and if you find other similar requests from "small" sites, please link them to this proposal so it gets some traction. –  Jan Fabry Dec 2 '10 at 13:42

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