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

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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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Migration bug? Re-migrating a question to the same site didn't create a new question on the destination site

This question was migrated from here to Meta Stack Overflow. The author then voluntarily deleted it there, which marked the migration as "rejected" and reversed all effects of the migration (except ...
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Strange course of actions with migrated and deleted question

Can someone please explain the course of actions with this question for me: Stack Overflow - Developer Story Tab It's the second time I see that now within a week. The question received a (...
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Relative URL links break when a question is migrated

Recently, I posted a comment on a question, which contained a relative link to another question on this site (i.e. a link of the form [link](/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox)). The question was ...
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VTC comment exists after migration when it shouldn't

Based on the response to Migrating a question deleted a comment, comments regarding migration should be removed after migrating. The following post contains a situation where the comment was not ...
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How do I view a migrated question on the site that it was migrated from?

I'd like to view a question that's been migrated to another site in the Stack Exchange network. However, I would like to view the question on the original site it was posted on. How can I do this?
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What happens to tags from a question that was migrated to another site were the tags doesn't exist?

I post a question with the x tag on SO, the question get migrated to the site were the question does fit the most. The tag doesn't exist on that site were the question got migrated to. Will the tag ...
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Migration lets me vote twice on posts [duplicate]

I've noticed this before, but I didn't have enough data to tell if this is a repro, or if it was a one-off error. Yesterday, two questions (audio ads and jQuery CDN) were migrated here to MSE from ...
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Change link on migrated posts page for deleted posts to revisions page instead of original page

https://ru.stackoverflow.com/admin/posts/migrated/here 3d post was deleted on original site. So, when I open original post, it shows we 404 error. But on the moved post page... I can click ...
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What happens to my rep if an answer is migrated to a stack where I'm not a member? [duplicate]

I answer a question -- which, I'll admit, already has a couple close votes, but which seems to be to be a pretty simple and on-topic ask. An hour or so later, I get a notification that my answer has ...
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Migrated questions over time

I was looking at the number of migrated questions on Stack Exchange sites. Here is what I found. I suspect that the peak in 2011 is because of the creation of new Stack Exchange sites and moving ...
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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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