It looks like migrated posts don't end up in the First Posts review queue, even if they would qualify otherwise. Here is an example, the timeline shows there's no completed First Posts review and that review queue is empty as well.

I don't see why migrated posts should be treated differently than non-migrated posts; in fact, one could argue that migrated posts might actually benefit more from review than non-migrated posts: a prime example being adding tags which didn't exist on the original site. Also, sometimes poor quality posts get migrated, making a review even more desirable.

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    Completely agree. Never really thought about this but indeed - migrated questions should be looked even more, since migration doesn't ensure the question is completely OK for the new stack. Yes, steps are taken to not just migrate crap but even if the question is decent, it might need to be improved for the other stack.
    – VLAZ
    Mar 18, 2020 at 12:45
  • Can we take this one step further and put all migrated questions in a review queue?
    – Mast
    Mar 18, 2020 at 17:39
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    @Mast sure: meta.stackexchange.com/q/149825/295232
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Mar 18, 2020 at 17:58

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Until this is implemented I've added the Migrated Questions RSS feeds to the SE HNQ Feed App.

This is how it works:

  • Create or grab the live feed from /migrations.
  • Add the RSS feed to an SE chatroom, see for example the SO Migrations feed in the SOCVR Test room.
  • Wait for the feed to have a question.
  • Success!

Alternatively you can visit the tracked migrated posts to find the migrated questions across the network.

There also is a status page that shows when the last check for migrated questions was done for a specific site.

How does this work?

The app makes Stack Exchange API calls on a schedule to /search/advanced with the migrated parameter set to true for every site that has a live migration feed requested. It stores the site and question in a database so it can serve the RSS feed at any moment without burning API requests. It is basically one big caching extravaganza.

Fair use

The API request limit is 10,000 calls per day. This is enough to make a call every 20 seconds. All sites are visited in a round-robin manner. If you are curating a site that hardly ever sees a migration, it is preferred you DO NOT request a live feed for your site. This guarantees the app can serve more sites more frequently which is beneficial for the sites that are very frequently on the receiving end of migrations.

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