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

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Downvoted migrated question still affecting reputation [duplicate]

I asked this question on Ask Different. It was admittedly off-topic and appropriately migrated to Stack Overflow. However, the downvote I received before it was migrated remains as does the hit to ...
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Should migrations continue to be allowed if the author is question-banned but their 6-month rate has opened up, or should they be blocked?

This is a follow-up to my prior question Are migrations allowed if the user is banned on the destination site, but their 6-month limit has opened up?. For context, users who are banned from asking ...
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Votes on rejected migration on destination site should not contribute positively or negatively to post ban calculation on the destination site

A moderator on one site requests migration and the post comes to the destination site. The destination site rejects the migration, but in the process, the migrated question received plenty of votes in ...
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Community wiki status lost on migration [duplicate]

It seems like CW answers revert to non-CW once they are migrated. This answer of mine was given on [mo], and when I wrote it I ticked the "community wiki" checkbox. However, when the ...
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Most appropriate SE site for a question regarding printing data from a web portal

The question relates to printing out user submitted data on a governmental portal (Canada, not US). While so far I found a couple workarounds using browser dev tools, I am still looking for a better ...
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How can I get the purpose of a specific Stack Exchange site so as ensure that I am posting to the appropriate site?

I posted a question to an SE site that I thought was perfectly appropriate. It got a few answers and comments and then was migrated to another site. Reason:"Off topic". At the migrated site, ...
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Questions migrated to sites with numbers in their names display bare URL in revision history

Question migrated to a site with a number in its name: A bare URL is displayed in the image. Normal migration: The destination site is displayed as a link with no bare URL.
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As a user, can I request that a question I asked in SE philosophy before to be moved to SE physics? [duplicate]

In the help section it says that the site moderators have the option to migrate a post to any site. As a user, can I request that a question I asked before to be moved to a new SE site?
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Missing space in migration banner

This question was migrated from Super User because it can be answered on Meta Stack Exchange.Migrated 4 days ago. I've noticed this in a couple of migrated questions recently - someone adjusted the ...
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Question title lost on non-relevant edit

I found the old question (which happens to be mine) with the link to the migrated post. That's how it looked 30 minutes ago: After that I fixed a typo in a word and now it look like that: As you can ...
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Post deleted after migration didn't result in migration rejection

I have an example on ruSO.meta, but logic seems would be same on any SE site. The question was posted on ruSO.meta and migrated later to the main site. After that, the question was deleted by author ...
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Migration banner text incorrectly describes per-site policy

When a question is migrated, on the target site it appears with a banner of the form: This question was migrated from [source site] because it can be answered on [destination site]. However, just ...
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Unable to translate "to" part for migration notice

The old resolved bug is relevant again, but only for "migrated to" part. I can't find that "to" in traducir source strings. But the better way is to use full sentence to translate ...
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Is there value in harmonizing tags between sites?

There is currently a discussion on History Meta over what to do about the ambiguous and/or nonstandard [orthodoxism] tag. One of the proposed ideas (mine actually) is to rename it [eastern-orthodox] ...
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Where to ask / migrate questions about ChatGPT

TLDR: The original intention of this post was to work as a "sign post" to point people looking for a site recommendation about ChatGPT: Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange ...
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How do I get the association bonus if someone moved my post to another Stack Exchange site?

I originally asked the question Which heat pad content materials will keep me warm the longest? on Physics Stack Exchange - it was my first question on the site - and I think I got the association ...
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Which timestamp is used for migrated questions for the Asking Days badges (curious/inquisitive/socratic)?

If a question is migrated, which timestamp is used for the Asking Days badges (curious/inquisitive/socratic)? Original post timestamp or migration timestamp?
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In the 10k tools, all closed questions migrated to a site count toward the percentage of rejected migrations to the site, even ones not rejected

In the 10k tools page listing migration statistics to and from this site, it shows the number of questions migrated to and from this site in the last 90 days, with a breakdown of each origin or ...
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What motivated the team to change the rules on migration paths to beta sites? Under what cases will implementing one be considered?

I was reading this post which states that: Traditionally we avoided allowing [normal user] migration paths to [...] beta sites, though that's less true more recently. In the past, SE enforced a ...
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Why does the e-mail notification about a migrated question get sent a day later?

I don't know that this is a "bug", but it certainly feels like one. I just got an e-mail notification about my question being moved to a more appropriate site. Such notifications can be good,...
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Should the [migrated-questions] tag be merged with the [migration] tag?

Right now, there are two tags on MSE that are broadly about migration (i.e. migrating a question from one site to another): The migration tag is currently on 1,265 questions (not including this one). ...
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Upvoting your own comments is possible in site-migrated posts [duplicate]

I know this might be a trifle, but I wanted to mention this in case this is unexpected behaviour. I recently got a question migrated from Server Fault to Super User. I didn't have a user created in ...
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Questions migrated to other sites incorrectly show as "closed" instead of "migrated" in search results

When a question is migrated to a different site, the copy on the original site (the migration stub) has "[migrated]" appended to the title. Here's an example. On the question page itself: ...
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Improving migration quality

We have usually the same statements against more/simplified migration paths like stated in this question: the question is low quality and should rather be closed the question doesn't belong on the ...
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A moved question lost tags [duplicate]

I wrote a question on a Stack Exchange site, only to find out that a few hours later, it was moved to another site in the Stack Exchange network. It's OK, but when the question was moved, the tags I ...
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Does a flag get stuck on pending if the post is migrated?

So I followed the FAQ's migration flow chart, and flagged a post—custom flag/"in need of moderator intervention" since the only migrate to option is to the local meta—for it to be migrated ...
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Show full site names on Recently returned migrations page

On the 10k tools page with recently returned migrations, all but the shortest site names are truncated, while there is enough space to display the entire site name:
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When a question is migrated to another site, are askers/answers who aren't members of the target site notified of later comments/answers?

I came across a question that had recently been migrated from another site, after which an experienced user added a standard asking-for-more-information comment. But I then noticed that the question's ...
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Page title "Recently Returned Migration" should be pluralized

The 10k tools have a page with recently returned migrations (screenshot below for those with less than 10k). Even though it usually does not show just 1 migration, its title is "Recently Returned ...
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Suggested feature - simplify migration process

I am suggesting to add a new feature that simplifies the question migration process. Requested feature: Adding a "Migrate" option next to the "Close" option. The migration ...
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Links to migrated answers' revision histories incorrectly go to the parent question's revision history instead of the answer's history

When a question along with its answers is migrated to another site, only its latest revision is copied to the destination site. Originally, there was no attribution supplied to users who edited either ...
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Automatically detect and dynamically build the list for offtopic migration options [duplicate]

Questions on Stack Overflow has only 5 options when closing as off-topic when the question "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network": Close -> A community-specific reason -&...
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Migrated answers are shown as having been converted to comments [duplicate]

Seems like something has gone wrong recently with the banner displayed on answers that get automatically deleted on the source site when their question is migrated to another site. See here (link is ...
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Answers on migration stub questions include a false notice that they were converted to comments

This question was recently migrated from Sustainability.SE to Politics.SE. There was already an answer when it was migrated, and as expected, that answer was included with the migration. However, back ...
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Can't see revision history for returned migrations

When a migration is rejected after a post is migrated, the post migrates back to the original site. Normally with migrations you can see the revision history of the migrated post (to give attribution ...
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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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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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