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Questions tagged [migration]

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Should “What Does Mansplaining Mean?” be reopened or migrated? (Reopened)

The question was originally closed for the lack of research closure reason. Hotlicks voted to close with the claim that the answer could easily be found with a google search, and Dan Bron voiced ...
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Why did this question get migrated?

The question What is the moment when all oscillators aligned to make a jump called? was migrated without my knowledge. It seems perfectly fine on this site. The consequence is that it got rejected ...
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Why was this question migrated

This question was migrated to English Learners site. On Help Center (though English Learners Help center also says it) it says: Questions on the following topics are welcomed here: Word ...
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Please don't migrate “help me draw a syntax tree” questions

Recently, this question was migrated from EL&U to Linguistics.SE: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/27845/syntactic-trees However, this type of question is expressly disallowed by ...
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Please don't migrate obviously off-topic questions to ELL - it just makes things harder on the author

This isn't a complaint about the overall migration of questions from EL&U. I think taken as a whole, the migration path is a positive thing. I have started to see a few real stinkers getting ...
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Articles … send 'em to ELL?

I am seeing many questions on articles: usage in modern-day standard English. (Should I use "a", "the", or nothing in this sentence? Why does this quote do it like that?) Do you think all (most?) ...
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Community wiki answer changes to normal on migration?

My recent community wiki answer on ELU, on migration to ELL, changed to normal. Is this normal? It's possible that some people on ELL will think that I'm copypasting others' comments for rep.
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Where should I ask this question? (ELU vs ELL)

I had googled the differences between ELU (English Language & Usage) and ELL (English Language Learners). They mostly say that: "You ask advanced questions on ELU, and basic questions on ELL". But ...
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Is this question about Boners too simple for E.L.U. or not, and if it is, should it be migrated to E.L.L?

We were just having a little debate about the question What does it mean to give someone boners? in chat, and it strikes me as a rather borderline case. The matter under consideration was whether or ...
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Should we migrate this (closed) duplicate question to ELL?

The question Word to describe the list of people that I have a crush, love, and lust was closed here as Primarily Opinion Based. Meanwhile, the asker cross-posted the nearly identical question to ...
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On the recently-migrated question “Need help with understanding the sentence”

... which is now on ELL : https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/122505/need-help-with-understanding-the-sentence After the following comment by the OP: I personally agree with the second option (...
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Migrating word requests within a field with an existing tag

In this post, a user suggested that the question should be migrated because of the lack of expertise in this forum in the area that the OP was requesting a term for. However, the user tagged the ...
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What should be done with “Another” vs “other”?

So I noticed that there is a bit of an editing dispute between Rathony and CuriousDanii regarding the question "Another" vs "other" regarding which version of the question should ...
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Tracing migrated questions

If a question is migrated from ELU, is there anything left behind that might still direct the attention of our users to that question? For example, is there a list of migrated questions? I am a bit ...
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Closing the loop on migrations to ELL [duplicate]

So this is yet another discussion about the migration path to ELL. There needs to be some sort of community consensus on what should be migrated, what should be closed, and what should be answered on ...
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A friendly reminder: ELL is not EL&U's trash can

We've been getting a lot of migrations to ELL lately. That's actually fine by me – I think a lot of them are okay on ELL, even if they're not suitable for EL&U. The two sites have ...
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Could we migrate or cross-post excellent questions and answers to ELU from ELL? [duplicate]

I think a lot of questions that native English speakers would have difficulty answering get asked on ELL as opposed to ELU. And as a result, many questions get asked on ELU that are essentially a ...
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Should we migrate this game terminology question here?

Subject question: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/256801/whats-the-difference-between-bug-and-glitch Should this question be migrated from Arqade to English Language & Usage, ...
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Flag a question for migration to unlisted StackExchange site

When I flag a question as more appropriate for another StackExchange site, I can only choose to move the question to ELL or meta. Sometimes to question is more appropriate for workplace for ...
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What should we do about closed questions that should be migrated?

I have been part of ELU for about a month and a half, and I have seen many questions closed (usually as unclear but sometimes other reasons) that should have been migrated to ELL. The vast majority of ...
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Question migration to English Language Learners

Could we know the details of how the current migration to ELL from EL&U works? I think that in general the migration path is a good thing. However, I'm a bit worried that there might be some ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

I know that this has been discussed before but, at the time, it was not possible since ELL was still in beta. Now that it has graduated and has had its first mod elections and everything, it might be ...
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Why can I only propose migration to meta? [duplicate]

I saw a question that really belonged on another stack exchange site, but when I tried to flag it as needing migration, the only option I had was to select migration to meta. So, I didn't flag it. ...
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Why was this question asking how we should refer to the Christian God migrated to the Christianity site?

Why was this question asking how we should refer to the Christian God migrated to the Christianity site? https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/36254/how-should-we-refer-to-the-christian-...
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Can we add English Language Learners to the “belongs on another SE site” list? (When will ELL move out of beta?)

For close votes, we are provided a number of reasons. One reason, in particular, is for being off-topic because it belongs on a different Stack Exchange network, takes you to a list view of related ...
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Why has my notable question migrated to the writers?

A couple of days ago I asked a question that happened to attract the attention of hundreds of users (roughly 3.0 k to be specific). Then yesterday I was notified that it's migrated/sent to the writers ...
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Why was a question on uncommon usage moved to the English Learners stack-exchange?

Why has my question been moved to "English learners"? There's no reason given that I can see. What happened to all of the comments, why were some of them removed? What exactly was wrong with my ...
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Is the history/etymology of names appropriate?

I asked a question about the history of names. The question text is asking about the origin of a practice of family names or surnames. There is some contention as to whether this question is on topic ...
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How to migrate a question to ELL

This question has been put on hold as being too basic and thus off-topic. I would like to vote for this question to be migrated to ELL rather than deleted, but the only three options I see in "flag" ...
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“This question appears to be off topic because it is better asked on ELL.”

A bit of background before I begin: I am a moderator on ELL, and I admit to not being entirely familiar with what is and isn't on-topic here on ELU. I am posting this discussion because I see a trend ...
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Closing a question: How are migration possibilities determined?

I was going to put a close vote with suggestion to migrate to writers.se on this question here (about the use of names in formal writing), but when I tried to cast the close vote, the only target for ...
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Proposal to fix the uselessness of the new off-topic close options

Bait-and-switch Close “Options” With the new close options recently implemented, when you click close on ELU, that takes you to a first-level menu of five different close options. From that first-...
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Why was this question about word choice closed and sent to Writers?

As per the FAQ here, questions about word choice are clearly on-topic. However, this word choice question was closed and sent to writers, where these questions are very clearly off-topic. It's ...
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Is it okay to flag a question for migration to a beta site

The question A confusing use of a negative seems like it belongs on English Language Learners. I was considering flagging it for moderator attention and choosing a custom reason to say this. But I'm ...
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How to decide if a question is better suited for ELL or EL&U? [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I am not a native English speaker but have studied the language and am proficient in its usage. With the birth of ELL, I as an user am puzzled as to whether to direct my question to ELL ...
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Questions for English Language Learners Stack Exchange

A week ago in chat Grace Note asked us to compile a list of questions we think should be migrated to English Language Learners. Now, I'm not wholly in favour of migrating to ELL at the moment, ...
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“et al” usage question migration

Someone recently asked a question on Academia related to the usage of "et al" in a sentence. We closed it as off-topic, and we want to know whether it's fit for a migration to your site.
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Please migrate my (closed) question to Writers.SE

My question, Word (or shorter phrase for) "evaluate the relationship between"?, was closed as "off topic" for this site. I think that it is a good question — it has five upvotes and ...
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Literature is closing — what questions should we migrate here? [closed]

Our sister site Literature Stack Exchange is shutting down on May 4th due to a lack of activity. (So are Astronomy, Economics, Firearms, Healthcare IT and Theoretical Physics.) There may be some ...
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Can we add Linguistics SE to the migration path list?

I know they are in beta but the following question begs to be migrated to [linguistics.se]. Distinctive Features of English Dipthongs. I wonder if our passing relevant questions to other SEs would ...
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Why was this question migrated to Writers?

Please have a look at Is “sparkle” the correct word? The question consists of asking if the right word was used, with nothing said about the goals the writer wants to achieve. (We require that for ...
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Voting off topic questions that belong on Linguistics.SE [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a link to Literature.SE as a choice for migration in an off-topic close vote When a voting to close a question as off topic, we're given the option to say it belongs here ...
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Why 'Are “toddler” and “baby” mutually exclusive?' was migrated

Why was "Are 'toddler' and 'baby' mutually exclusive?" migrated? This is a legitimate question asking about the use of the English words toddler and baby in everyday life. In fact in its form it is ...
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Add a link to Literature.SE as a choice for migration in an off-topic close vote

This question was closed as off-topic with 3 downvotes. Four minutes later, the poster manually re-asked it on Literature.SE and got 2 upvotes along with an answer. Should we consider allowing ...
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A question voted to be off-topic and better suited to writers.SE has not been migrated

When should one use a section sign (the link is only for 10k users) has been voted as off-topic and better suited to writers.SE by 5 users, but the question was simply closed. https://english....
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Why was this question migrated to meta, when it is not a question about the main site?

I noticed a question, Is there a thesaurus which takes more than one word as an input? and I read it trying to understand why it was on meta. After I read it, I noticed that it doesn't suit on meta ...
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How does/should English.SE regard Linguistics.SE?

Have noticed lately more and more folks are suggesting users commit to linguistics and wait to put their answers there. Is it really a good idea to hold those questions off for quality reasons? Just ...