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There are thousands of these questions, posted before the MSO/MSE split. No point moving them all (can't be automated since we can't know for sure which are off topic and which are not), so best action is to just leave them alone, maybe after closing as "Specific to one site" so nobody will waste time by mistake by posting answer.


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The specific post you cite is a very old post from 2012, that very roughly indicates the criteria for which questions would be migrated to the new Meta Stack Overflow once the split happens. However, a much later post published as the split was about to take place mentioned that only recent and unresolved Stack Overflow-specific questions would be migrated. ...


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To expand on my comment, I believe the correct fix is not to sort Meta sites below their parent, but to remove Meta sites from the list entirely. Unless that overcomplicates some implementation details, I have never seen the need to migrate a question from Software Engineering to a meta site other than Meta Software Engineering or Meta Stack Exchange. If ...


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This is explicitly intentional: there's a check on the destination site - if a question exists with the same source as the new migration, it just returns a link. It sounds like you're recommending that this be changed to ignore either questions which have been rejected (probably a bad idea, at least in cases where the question was closed as off-topic) or ...


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Moderators already have a two-click automated action to convert an answer to a comment and (if the author of the question posted the answer) to an edit to the question. They probably have this because they can single-handledly decide to delete the answer as well. Otherwise you'll get situations where the information is in two places, potentially leading to ...


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When a migrated question is closed (as anything other than duplicate) or deleted on the destination site, the migration gets rejected. That returns the question back to its origin site, by unlocking it there and changing it to simply "closed as off-topic" (which is the reason that migration lives under - emphasizing that the question should be off-topic here ...


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I've seen this happen quite a bit, especially when people write up custom comments indicating a question is a duplicate. What happens is the regex used to clean up the comments after a closure doesn't pick up on some comments and thus they get left. Generally, any of the auto-generated comments get picked up in my experience and the issue is more when a user ...


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