I have noticed that in both the 10k tools and in many Meta questions, 'rejected' migrations are referenced. What are they? How is one rejected? What happens?

  • 1
    I believe its when the question is closed on the site it was migrated to. After that the question goes back to the original site.
    – FDinoff
    Sep 12, 2013 at 0:21
  • @bluefeet Aaack, thanks. Being able to create new tags is kind of a dangerous thing - I wish it would ask me before just making the tag :)
    – Undo
    Sep 12, 2013 at 0:24
  • @Undo [status-planned]
    – Doorknob
    Sep 12, 2013 at 0:36
  • @Doorknob ... for two years. One would think it would only take six to eight weeks to implement such a feature.
    – Undo
    Sep 12, 2013 at 0:39

1 Answer 1


See :

A migration rejection occurs when the target site closes the question for any reason other than exact duplicate or off-topic belong on. When a rejection occurs, the question is locked on the target site and sent back to the original site, where it is unlocked and remains closed as off-topic.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .