Recently, this question was migrated from EL&U to Linguistics.SE:


However, this type of question is expressly disallowed by the Linguistics posting guidelines. Here is the relevant meta post:


What can be done to prevent similar questions from being migrated to Linguistics in the future?


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I migrated that question in response to an explicit flag on it from a serious contributor to the Linguistics SE site specifically asking for the question to be migrated over to Linguistics.

Being myself no more than at best an infrequent contributor to the Linguistics site, and seeing as how the flagger was more than that, I took that flagger up on their request without further investigation. They’re someone who knows what they’re talking about in matters of general linguistics.

The way you “stop” such things is easy: you politely ask that the ELU mod team please coördinate more closely with mod teams of other sites as needed before migrating questions to sites they are not themselves themselves frequent contributors to.

In practice, this means talking to Alenanno, who was sleeping at the time. :)

  • Thanks. So in order to coordinate back to the high-profile user on Linguistics, can you name this user, or get them involved here?
    – tripleee
    May 2, 2018 at 15:20
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    @tripleee No, I cannot.
    – tchrist Mod
    May 2, 2018 at 15:50
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    @tripleee feel free to unaccept my answer and accept tchrist's. This is the answer to your question.
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 2, 2018 at 19:48
  • Thanks, done so now. I'll (somewhat hesitantly) assume I've done what I can as a regular humble user to coordinate this, and that mods of these respective sites can take it from here if further initiatives are warranted.
    – tripleee
    May 3, 2018 at 3:26

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