Questions tagged [migration]
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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 different ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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-...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Migrations are stuck
It looks to me like all ELU migrations elsewhither are stuck, and have been so for a day or so. This includes any migrations from ELU to ELL as well as here to our own Meta. What's happening is they ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 (...
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 ...
"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.
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, ...
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 ...
Are we no longer allowed to recommend migration to ELL in closing?
I went to vote on closing a question today and found I could not recommend migrating to ELL.SE. So I voted for Opinion-based instead, as I will continue to do, until the option returns, or a better ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why was this question on usage migrated to ELL?
I asked a question about the usage of a particular phrase: In what regions or countries would this usage be considered correct, and where would it be considered incorrect? I attempted to word the ...
Can we migrate 'Is there any online tool to read (pronounce) IPA and APA written words?' and its like to Meta?
This question (Is there any online tool to read (pronounce) IPA and APA written words?) has 105k views and 83 upvotes. But it's been closed because it's asking for a resource. Most resource requests ...
Would it be worth migrating questions to Writers.SE?
Writing Stackexchange was set up as a public beta 8 years ago, and has pretty good stats. Apparently they can migrate to us: migrated from writing.stackexchange.com 8 hours ago This question came ...
Is it good to migrate questions which are on-topic and have answers?
Question in question: What is the difference between an account and an approach? This question is on-topic on ELU and received two answers. The accepted answer says that the usage of "account&...
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....
If a question is too easy, should it be closed, or should it be migrated to ELL?
I've noticed that, when a question is too easy and the answer can be quickly looked up, people respond in one of two ways: Migrate the question to ELL, since it's too easy for EL&U. Close the ...
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 ...
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 ...
How to migrate a question to ELL [duplicate]
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" ...
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 ...
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 ...
Moving questions to other SE [duplicate]
When reviewing questions, it is sometimes apparent that they would be best asked in a different (Mathematics, Biology, Law etc) SE from EL&U. However when I try to flag this I am only offered ELL ...
Can we get this question back from ELL, please?
A very interesting question, which looks like it was asked by a native speaker, got migrated to English Language learners: What does 'ever' modify? The question asks whether the word ever is ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...