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Questions tagged [migration]

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

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Incomplete migration banner

This question was migrated from Russian Language to Stack Overflow на русском, as the timeline shows, but the migration banner does not include a link to the question on the original site ("Migrated ...
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Can a question be migrated to a site on which the user has been manually suspended by a moderator? [duplicate]

Technically, a user does not even need to have an account on a site for one of their questions to be migrated there. There is a specific provision in Stack Exchange code to block migration of a ...
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How can I revert a badly migrated question? [duplicate]

This question was migrated from Information Security when it clearly belongs there, as it regards privacy in the web. Apart from this, it was migrated to Super User, which is clearly unrelated. At ...
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Why can you go through the motions to close a question with a bounty?

I note that the question about closing questions with bounties has come up on various occasions, with the 'official' question here. However, I don't think anyone has responded to a little comment ...
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Add indication that migration is not an option in the Close dialog

I just encountered a software development question on Ask Different (in the Close Votes review queue, but that doesn't matter) which I wanted to migrate to Stack Overflow. The proper way to do that is ...
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Banners of questions migrated from per-site metas prior to HTTPS changeover link to the origin site's old URL, resulting in certificate error

I was browsing through the question Favicon of Earth Science and Spanish are too similar (exactly the same in HNQ list) which got migrated from Earth Science Meta: As you see, the link points to ...
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Reputation Retained After Deleting Answer on Migrated Question?

A couple of years ago, I answered a question (*) on EE.SE that was subsequently migrated to Home Improvement. Prior to migration my answer had IIRC about 5 upvotes. I didn't have an account on Home ...
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Question was migrated, but users corrupted the title, answered the question, then deleted the whole question and answer: can I migrate it back here?

A few days ago, I posted this question here: My account seems to have been "destroyed" but not in accordance with the information I am able to find about how "destroying" works. I ...
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Inform moderators migrating a question if the migration would have been normally blocked

When normal users vote to migrate a question to another site, after checking to see if the post author is not banned from asking questions or suspended on the destination site, the system performs ...
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Show full site names in the Migration 10k tool

The layout of the Migration 10k tool is weird: I think that the page should be changed so that the entire site name is shown instead of just, for example, "Project Mana...". There's no need for ...
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REQUEST: Migrate LaTeX questions to tex.stackexchange [duplicate]

I found some LaTeX questions on Super User and Stack Overflow. There is a Stack Exchange site completely dedicated to TeX and LaTeX. I would like to migrate the questions, but I don't have the ...
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What happens to the reputation when a question is migrated? [duplicate]

My question was migrated from the English Stack Exchange to the History of Science and Math Stack Exchange. My question is, does the reputation I gained while it was on the English S.E stay on my ...
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Why can questions only be migrated to the meta site of the main site? [duplicate]

Sometimes there are questions asked on a site, but never belong to this site, and are a very good fit for another site. In such cases I would like to vote to migrate this question to the site it fits. ...
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Migrated question doesn't display a username on the homepage [duplicate]

My site recently had a question migrated over to it. The user doesn't have an account on our site yet. It's showing up on the homepage like this: According to What is migration and how does it work?, ...
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Should this question about the Code of Conduct be moved here from Politics Meta?

I believe the "Code of Conduct" is of broader concern than just one site. Would my question here be better served on Meta Stack Exchange than on Politics Meta? If so, can someone help me with its ...
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Migrate good questions to sister site from failed site?

Five years ago we were making a lot of new sites. Some of them are not doing so well, and a few have been closed after going to beta. While I realize that closing beta sites is not aggressive as it ...
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Synchronize ALL timeline entries during migration of questions

Consider this question on webapps.se.com, which is actually the migrated version of this original version on superuser.com. Looking at the current timeline of the migrated version, it shows that: The ...
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How to view question edit history when my question is migrated to another Stack Exchange site?

How view the question edit history when my question is migrated to another Stack Exchange site? For example, this question: Make Startpage search results page bold or highlight keywords used
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What happened with this attempted migration? I've used all the mod tools I know about and I still can't figure it out

Today a question was asked on Writing. Five users voted to close as off-topic, belongs on another site (English, a defined migration path for us). The question shows as on hold, off-topic with no ...
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Mod migration UI: bug when no custom site is selected

It is possible to submit a close vote in the moderator migration interface without selecting a migration target. To reproduce on the moderator close dialog: Select "off-topic because..." and "This ...
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Are there scenarios where an historically locked question can be moved to a different Stack Exchange website?

Questions may be historically locked when they have a high view count but are off-topic for a given community. In a situation where a historically locked question would fit better in a different ...
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Question migrated, but user doesn't exist on the new site [duplicate]

I stumbled upon a question which was migrated from Security to Stack Overflow. The problem is that the user doesn't have an account on Stack Overflow and the question needs clarifications from the OP ...
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Flagging a question in a different language

I spend a lot of time in the Triage. More and more I am seeing questions that are in a different language, I have been flagging these questions as "off topic/unclear what you are asking" and leaving a ...
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Problem with translations at moved question

One question was moved from ruSO to enSO and after moving I saw this incorrect translation: This problem earlier occured in other places: Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language ...
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Could migration to a site where the original poster is not active influence the involvement in the question?

I encountered this question correlation of features and target in predicting red wine quality in machine learning which was migrated from Stack Overflow to stats.stackexchange I got puzzled about ...
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Can there be a feature that redirects an off-topic question to the appropriate Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

Background I was on Stack Exchange today, asking a regular ol' question, the gist of which was: What library do you use to make GUI-based apps in Java? I asked it based on how apps that have used ...
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Make migrating a question a community effort

As a Linux system administrator/DevOps/whatever, I use Stack Overflow all the time in my work. I also (to a much lesser extent) use Server Fault and the Unix & Linux Stack Exchange. The ...
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On international SO sites, migrated questions get the [discussion] tag even though this is a synonym of another one? [duplicate]

I noticed in both Stack Overflow en español and Stack Overflow em Português a bug that may be related to the fact that some default tags are made synonyms to others. Once a question is posted in the ...
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Forced to edit the title in a migrated question

I recently edited a Stack Overflow question that was migrated from stats.stackexchange.com. My intention was to add new tags; however, I could not submit the edit with the original question title ...
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Should tags that are essentially pointers to other network sites have a link and an automatic warning?

The Data Science site recently emerged from beta. There's a [data-science] tag on Stack Overflow. I've just added a link to that site in the tag description. SO also has a [statistics] tag which would ...
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The question migration notice should be hidden after a certain time threshold [duplicate]

I frequently come across posts as old as 2016 or earlier that have big yellow migration notice boxes stuck at their bottom. migrated from xyz.stackexchange.com Feb 4 '16 at 20:33 This question ...
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Revert an incorrect migration of a question [duplicate]

A question that I had posted on philosophy.stackexchange.com was migrated (incorrectly, according to me) onto meta. Should I post a new question on philosophy or request for a migration back from meta ...
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“too old to migrate” doesn’t show on meta sites

When the 60 day limit has been reached for a question on a main site, the option for the “off topic” close reason is changed from off-topic because... to off-topic because… (too old to migrate) ...
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Can questions be force-moved to a beta from the previously closest matching website?

Can a question that previously would have been best matched to site X, be forced (from X) to a beta site Y, a site whose mission is closer to the topic, but has little to no activity? Or would this ...
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How do I transfer my post from a community to another community? [duplicate]

The amount of Stack Exchange Community is increasing rapidly. Even if I was really careful to choose the site I should post my question. However the situation that failing to post the question on most ...
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Binding voting for migration closures by high-rep users

If I'm a high-rep user on both SO and, e.g., stats.stackexchange, why not give executive rights when voting to close a question that clearly needs to be migrated? That is, no consensus needed -- once ...
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Migrate to another Stack Exchange site without closing

The current process of flagging a post for migration to another Stack Exchange website is as follows: Flag It should be closed for another reason Off-topic because This question belongs on another ...
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Require moderators to get agreement with target site moderators for migration actions

I recently came over this question where the decision to migrate it from SE Electrical Engineering to SE Code Review was obviously wrong, as that question doesn't fit for the target site policies. I ...
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Migration options for flagging posts on unix.stackexchange [duplicate]

Reference: How can I tell if Comcast is blocking access to an IP? I wanted to support a commentator who pointed out that the question was off-topic for the Unix site and should be better put on ...
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Questions migrated from other sites, closed as duplicate, and then locked show the wrong notice

This question was migrated from a different site, then closed as a duplicate. Later on, it was locked for historical significance. The revision history shows it correctly, and the vote arrows and flag ...
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Questions migrated from the meta site get the wrong link to the original question

See for example this question, migrated to Drupal Answers from its meta site. The link given in migrated from meta.drupal.stackexchange.com Oct 19 '13 at 16:40 points to https://meta.drupal....
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“Answer migrated” message not shown in inbox screen in app

Today, an answer of mine was migrated from Meta Stack Exchange to Meta Super User. While I do recall seeing a '1' on the inbox icon in the app, I can't see the message itself: The message is only ...
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Is it possible to find out which are intrinsic tags for a given site?

The post Drop or change automatic migration-rejection based on non-existing tags discusses some issues related to rejected migrations. As I learned there, one of the factors influencing this is ...
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Why can I only choose certain sites for migrating a question? [duplicate]

Question Why can I only choose certain sites for migrating a question? History This question has been asked before. Originally (6 years and 9 months ago): When voting to migrate an off-topic ...
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TensorFlow Community is split into multiple sites

We have: Stack Overflow with 19,072 questions Data Science with 269 questions Cross Validated with 255 questions Artificial Intelligence with 26 questions I came across this issue when reading ...
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Is “closer match to another SE” a reason to close an on-topic question as off-topic?

This is related to Close as off topic, flag to migrate, or both?, but it is specifically about questions which are on-topic where originally posted. The SE family is getting quite large now, and a ...
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What to do when I posted a question that fits other site, but my flag asking to migrate is not being handled?

I posted a question two days ago which did not fit to the Interpersonal Skills Stack Exchange site, and I requested moderator intervention for moving it to the Philosophy Stack Exchange site ...
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Don't mark migrations as “rejected” if they were closed long after migration

A question was asked on Site A, where it collected answers before being migrated to Site B. On Site B it collected more answers and lived happily for a time. More than two years later, it was closed....
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Curious about why reputation for edits is lost on migration

Yesterday, I made a relatively minor suggested edit (putting some text in block-quotes) to an answer on English Language & Usage. This was accepted and I got my +2 MIP1. Fine and dandy. Earlier ...
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Definitive guide for choosing the right SE site for data science-related questions?

When you have a data science-related question, there are at least seven relevant Stack Exchange sites to choose from. So how do you pick the right one? Yes, for each question you can first ask ...