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A proposed philosophy of question migration

We spend a fair amount of time talking about question migrations between sites. These conversations happen internally, publicly and semi-publicly in the network-wide moderator chat room. In the ...
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Please stop using SoftwareEngineering.SE as your toilet bowl [closed]

Stack Overflow users have been using the "off topic - belongs on SoftwareEngineering.SE" close reason as an alternative to all the other close reasons. It'd be helpful if people actually read the FAQ ...
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Make migration paths just another Off Topic reason

The system in place for migrating questions on Stack Exchange is confusing and overly-complicated. But don't just take my word for it: go use it for a few years, try getting a bunch of decent ...
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How do moderators make changes to the site-specific closed question reasons?

There are changes rolling out the week of June 17 2013 to add custom close reasons. Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized What (and ...
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UI suggests that "better fit elsewhere" is a valid reason for closure

The criteria for migrating a question are: The question is off-topic on the current site. The question is high-quality. The question is on-topic for the target site. Or, as stated in the FAQ, ...
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Remove all migration targets except Meta Stack Overflow

Due to the apparent increase in the number of bad migrations from Stack Overflow (based on comments in chat, other child metas etc.) I think it's time to remove the option altogether. In recent ...
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Let's do something about "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on…"

By Stack Exchange policy, "better fit elsewhere" is not a sufficient justification for closing or migrating a question; there actually needs to be a bona fide reason, stated in the Help Center, for ...
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Can we improve the migration process for questions from Stack Overflow to Joomla Stack Exchange?

My question is going to speak specifically about Joomla Stack Exchange, but many of my statements will seamlessly correlate to other programming-related Stack Exchange sites (such as WordPress ...
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Is there a map of migration pathways?

While in chat lamenting a really bad question that was migrated to a site because 3 people voted for it elsewhere, we got to wondering: Is it possible to see a map of all the migration pathways in ...
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Migration stats not consistent between sites

Apparently, as a result of a discussion on migration options it appears that Yannis and myself see different statistics when going to the migration stats tool and the stackoverflow....
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How do we specify migration targets for our site?

Users on Economics.SE (where I am a pro tem moderator) have raised the issue that they are not able to specify which alternative sites within the SE network would be suitable when voting to close a ...
Ubiquitous's user avatar
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Question closed on one site, would be welcome on another - any reason not to migrate?

Consider the following set of circumstances. A question is posted on one SE site (call it site A) and closed. It could be closed for a variety of reasons - from off-topic to simply not meeting site A'...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Can good closed off-topic questions be moved to a suitable site?

I have found a lot of related questions to this topic including, What is migration and how does it work?, and a similar one: Why are some questions getting closed as off-topic instead of migrated? ...
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As of 2020, is it possible to set up migration paths to beta sites?

As of 2015, setting up a formal migration path to a beta site was not something SE was willing to do. (Questions can still be migrated manually by moderators from anywhere to anywhere, though.) But ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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When voting to close and migrate to another site, how can I add another site? [duplicate]

When voting to close (or in such cases migrate) a question: Community specific What site does this question belong on? Here one site is given, but I would like to ...
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