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"Migration" is the process of migrating off-topic questions from a Stack Exchange site to another.

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Why are good closed off-topic questions not 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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Can we make the placement of hyperlinks in the migration post notice more obvious?

Today when I saw that the post notice for a migrated post looks like this: Now what struck me as odd was that the word "Migrated" is used as an hyperlink twice. The first occurrence links ...
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Accepted answer to “Migrate to any site?” is self-contradictory

The accepted answer to this question: Migrate to *any* site? says: the best thing to do in this scenario is to flag the question for Moderator attention and mark it as "other". Then add a ...
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The off topic notice should include option to migrate in the notice, and allow author to do it [duplicate]

I recently googled for a topic, found a very similar question of the same topic in Stack Overflow, and posted my question. After a few days nobody had answered it, but I found the answer on my own and ...
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Useful posts about FFmpeg are spread over four sites [duplicate]

Good and useful posts about FFmpeg are spread over four sites. A few examples: Stack Overflow FFmpeg - Multiple videos with 4 areas and different play times FFmpeg - Overlay one video onto another ...
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Could we make the migration search function for moderators be made available to regular users? [duplicate]

This question was originally asked on Writing Meta but I decided to make it a feature request and ask it here after some advice from a Writers mod. I was wondering if we could make the migration ...
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In flagging dialog, IF “too old to migrate” THEN remove the tip “… or belongs on another Stack Exchange site”

I spotted a question which I think clearly belongs on another site. I tried to flag that, and one of the options was "needs improvement", which includes the situation where "This ...
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Race condition with commenting and migration

I was writing a comment on How can we post more questions on AskUbuntu without the 40 minute rule?. As soon as I hit Enter, the question got migrated to meta but my comment wasn't copied over there. ...
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Voting a second time on a post after migration [duplicate]

Yesterday I was reading a question on MSO which I upvoted. While I still had that question open in my browser it was migrated to here. I instantly switched to the migrated question which at that time ...
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Show that the question was migrated under the “Active Questions” tab

I always view the "Active Questions" tab, and questions that were migrated from another site always show up like this: Would it be possible to add something that actually tells us what ...
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Seeking site(s) to ask questions about metric units and spelling

On October 16, 2019, I asked the question Why is the ångström not a metric unit? And why is the ångström spelled with the Swedish/Finnish letters "å" and "ö...
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Fix outbound migration notice when a question is migrated to Stack Overflow en español

This question was recently migrated from Spanish.SE to Stack Overflow en español. The migration notice in the outbound question (accessible with the URL option noredirect=1, or seemingly also ...
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The missing links: link added before migration did not result in entries on the Linked sidebar

Sequence of events: I asked this question at Skeptics.SE. I added a link to this question at Politics.SE (shortly prior to migration). My question was migrated to this question at Politics.SE. After ...
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Moving a two-month old post across sites denied [duplicate]

I asked this question two month back. It got answer which does not quite work for me. A while after I came back to the problem at hand and decided to flag my post to have it moved to Math.SE or CS.SE....
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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 ...
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How to flag/appeal against migration?

A question I posted was migrated by a moderator. The migration is wrong, perhaps because they didn't understand what it was about. How do I have them undo it?
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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? expatriates.meta.stackexchange.com Here one site is given, but I would like to ...
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Stack Exchange Bacon

I am interested in the Bacon Number for Stack Exchange sites, based on migrated questions. For example, I suspect that there will be a lot of migration between Stack Overflow and SuperUser, or Pets ...
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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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Should I re-answer a migrated question if my original answer is gone?

A question I'd answered got migrated to another site, and for some reason my answer seems to have gotten deleted in the process. Should I answer the question again on the new site? I don't know if it ...
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Link for migrated post is in negative under “Top network posts” in user's profile [duplicate]

Set time zone without root privilege was migrated from Server Fault to Unix & Linux with the answers. One of the answer is among the top network posts of Eduardo Trápani. But the post shows only ...
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Migrated question shows up attributed to nobody on the front page [duplicate]

TL;DR minor bug: a question's showing up on our site that's attributed to nobody at all on the front page. RPG Stack Exchange just now had this happen: This question was migrated to our site, ...
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User cannot delete their own comment on migrated question [duplicate]

When a question is migrated, the user can no longer edit or delete their comment(s). Would be worth fixing unless that's by design?
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Limited options for migrating questions to other sites [duplicate]

Often when it seems that a question is more appropriate to be asked on another site, the flagged options presented are insufficient for the proper site. For example, I found a question on the Data ...
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Why was this flag to migrate a MSE question to MSO declined?

I custom-flagged a question by a user asking why their Stack Overflow account had been deleted. It was receiving "only applicable to one specific site" closevotes and seemed like a legitimate question ...
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Post notice for posts migrated to per-site Meta gives wrongly worded reasoning again [duplicate]

On the New Post Notices announcement, this bug has previously been reported as an answer: feature-request migration per-site-meta status-completed The wording on the migration banner is kind of ...
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Backwards the migration close reason text is

When choosing a migration path in the close dialog, the text associated with each option doesn't make sense when reading, since it puts the name of the site first and then the text "belongs on": The ...
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Make migrated questions eligible for First Posts review

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 ...
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Downvote for off topic after migration [duplicate]

I posted a question on Home Improvement, then it is migrated to Super User and get downvoted due to off topic there. It's my fault to be off topic on HI but not on SU. HI rep should change but not SU. ...
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Can / should we still migrate already closed questions to another site?

Coming over this (now closed with reasoning only belongs to a specific site in the network) question: strange pattern for code validation during creation answer I am wondering if we still can ...
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I suggest to consider adding a unified structure for asking questions to all STEM network sites

Humbly, I have 7 years experience in the network and have asked about 1,500 questions throughout different sites in it. I have recently joined Medical Sciences SE where I was managed to ask 37 ...
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A mod migrated my old question to another SE site where I have already asked a new better question - how to merge these? [duplicate]

I have asked this question on Retrocomputing; it got answers there, but was later closed and commenters suggested it would be a better fit for Computer Science. Because my Retrocomputing question ...
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If a mod tries to migrate a question of mine to another site in which I'm blocked - probably without me knowing it, is it problematic for me?

It is unclear to me if a mod's try to migrate a question of mine to another site in which I'm blocked (which obviously cannot happen), is problematic for me in the sense, for example, that it can ...
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Migration message for per-site metas make no sense

We don't migrate posts cause they can be answered by professional and enthusiast programmers. We migrate them because they are to do with SO careers, Teams or other products primarily on SO. The ...
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How do I migrate a question to a more appropriate SE site? [duplicate]

I asked a question on SO and someone has pointed out (via a close vote) that it would be better suited to Super User. I agree. Let's move the question. How do I do that? A minute or two of looking ...
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Notification does not appear in the migrated question

In SOja, notification to the questions that have migrated from the main site to the meta is not displayed. This post is not passed only one day after the migration. (It does not appear in both "Source"...
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Add plural forms to the string about an answer converted to a comment

String: 5af795a4c61ad499ad30bd3442f2d38f. Original variant: This answer is hidden. This answer was deleted and converted to a comment $deletionDatePreSpan$$deletionDate$$deletionDatePostSpan$ by $...
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The links in migration banners are inconsistent

A minor annoyance, but an annoyance nonetheless: On the originating question, the first link ("...migrated to Cross Validated") links to the target question. The second link ("Migrated 21 mins ago") ...
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How do you migrate questions? [duplicate]

I have seen questions over SO that have comments saying thing like: "not a good question for this site - migrated it to SuperUser" - what does this mean? I am quite new to SO and haven't found out ...
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Are migrations allowed if the user is banned on the destination site, but their 6-month limit has opened up?

If a user is banned from asking on a given site, the system will block migrations to that site of questions by the same user posted on different sites. Additionally, the system allows question-banned ...
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Questions migrated more than 60 days ago no longer link to their revision history on the origin site (possible license violation)

In January 2014, the migration banner on questions migrated from other sites was changed to link to the revision history of the question on the origin site (the migration stub), and said revision ...
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I want to change the translation that appears in the description of “Migrated Questions”

In https://ja.stackoverflow.com , Notification that appears in a question that has been migrated to another site, The "description" of the destination site is displayed, which is hard to ...
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“This question was migrated” seems placed much more prominently than is warranted [duplicate]

See this question on Unix The first things each visitor reads when seeing this question are: The title A message that the question was migrated 8 years ago The actual question This seems really off ...
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Where does my question get posted if it gets migrated?

If my question gets migrated or I flag it to be migrated, then where does it get posted? What is its status? Is it shown as a new question? Is it at the top of the list? Are the chances of people ...
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Improve or hide tooltip for original location in migration banner

When viewing a migrated question, a banner appears with a link to the revision list of the question at its original location. Hovering over it does not really provide new information: it's the title ...
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When migrating, moderators should be notified if a post with an identical title exists on the target site [duplicate]

Migrations are rejected if exact duplicates already exist on the target site. Shog9 says that moderators can override this. The implication is that they need to take some extra action to override it, ...
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Drop migration notice after some time [duplicate]

I have this question on SO: How can I generate box-and-whisker plots with variable box width, in gnuplot? which I originally asked on CrossValidate, and was migrated. But - that happened 6 years ago,...
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Answers/comments were not copied during migration to another site

My question What are the correct pronouns for referring to someone whom I have never met in person when the gender is apparent? has a banner migrated from english.stackexchange.com  Oct 25 at 0:...
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Is there a way to migrate a non-answer to a comment/question edit?

This question is in some ways the inverse of Add a feature to migrate a comment into an answer . A mistake I see many new users make on their questions is to respond to comments on their questions by ...
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The meta.stackexchange question 79453 should be moved to meta.stackoverflow

The question Revert tag synonym [mysqldb] -> [mysql] should be moved to https://meta.stackoverflow.com. I refer to the The future of meta.stackoverflow and meta.stackexchange, saying: [W]hich ...

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