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Yes, we should. (Vote for this answer if you think we should open a migration path to ELL.)


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TLDR: I don’t have a lot of confidence that this will work out, but unless we make the attempt we won’t have the data to support that hunch. Plus until we do so, people will keep asking for it. But before we can, we would have to have some other stuff in place first. Don’t Migrate Crap Here are ELL migration stats: That tell us that right now, almost one in ...


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Everyone's banging on about that one bad question that was migrated. Someone lets their dog crap in my yard and I go out and scoop it. Now I can toss it in the garbage, or I can go leave it on my neighbor's lawn, because he has to clean up after the dog walkers sometimes too. It seems stupid to try justify dropping that crap on my neighbor's yard because ...


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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 ...


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Please do not simply ask the same question again. It's already been judged as off-topic and better suited to a different site (where comments indicate it's been reasonably well-received). If you specifically want to ask about the English language, that could be on-topic here; but I would suggest that you wait until you have a general answer upon which to ...


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To be brief, the questions which are usually tagged as being better suited to ELL are not necessarily off-topic. I think a much more common reason for closing or suggesting that many of them be migrated to ELL is because they are considered basic English grammar questions; which until very recently were swept under the general reference rug. Is it therefore ...


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As I commented (just before this Meta question appeared) on the question in both places, This question asks about domain-specific language and is more suited to a domain-specific SE site, since there is one. I've adjusted it to make it even more fitted there (and probably should have edited it there rather than on ELU -- sorry about that). The question ...


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As a regular user of ELL I would request that migrations to ELL continue to be handled by the moderators of ELU. SE is, in general, very reluctant to create migration paths because they tend to be abused. When should we consider adding a default migration path? Almost never. Truth is, migrations are not often particularly necessary. It's ...


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tl,dr: An incubation period of several weeks wouldn’t work out very well because the original asker wouldn’t get a timely answer. Migratory Mechanics Questions immigrate to another site when four out of five non-binding close votes are for that particular migration. In the normal course of things, this is perceived to occur “immediately”, but what really ...


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I'm a mod at Writers.SE. Requests for words and phrases used to be on topic here on EL&U; I'm not certain what the precise current status is on these, but Against single word requests and Single word requests, crosswords, and the fight against mediocrity express the problematic nature of these questions, and (this is my impression on skimming these topics......


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English proper names follow most of the same rules and customs as other English words, and they're subject to the same evolutionary forces. They’re clearly different from names in other languages: John Paul II is distinctly English whereas Ioannes Paulus II and Jan Paweł II are not. They follow English rules for inflection and combination, such that we can ...


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tl,dr: Making ELL a migration target for non-moderators risks making matters worse, not better. There is great confusion about what makes a question suitable for migration. The main problem here is not the betaness one. That’s a red herring. Rather, the real reason the migration list is always a very a short list on all SE sites is because users, even ...


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status-completed As of 22 September 2015, we do have this capability, courtesy of The Powers Who Do That Sort Of Thing. As WendiKidd has implied in her answer, there are risks and potential difficulties. Use with care! I'm sure there will be statistics gathered and pored over to see how many questions migrated from here are closed on ELL. Learners' questions ...


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I personally try to whip questions that might be well received on ELL into shape by editing the post; fixing typos, tags, and maybe even their titles. If we all did something to make an ELL candidate question at least look presentable that would help enormously. Proofreading questions should never be migrated. Bad questions or questions whose answers can ...


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An important criterion for community migration paths is the level of migration that occurs already by moderator action. There's no "right" level for establishing a migration path, but tens or hundreds of migrations with a single digit rejection rate seems safe. Single digit migrations in the last 90 days and/or rejection rates that can order a drink ...


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Your question concerned how writers refrain from referring to themselves as “I” when writing (say) an academic paper. The question was brought to the attention of moderators as being off-topic on ELU and more on-topic on Writers. The moderators of both sites agreed, and it was migrated. ELU’s on-topic subjects include Word choice and usage Grammar ...


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To address the comment question: A comment was flagged as not constructive. I deleted it. That left your comment in response hanging there, with its target gone, so I deleted that one too. I deleted my comments on the migrated question, because one was obsolete (explaining that I was migrating the question), the other was a comment that attempts to answer ...


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Wow. I searched Google in search of a word and after several variations of my search, I landed on this site. Thus, I was not aware there was another site. My suggestion is that you word this phrase so that it does not make a newcomer feel as if they violated a policy. Your current statement is courteous but there is a lot to learn to take full advantage ...


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The only thing I can tell you for sure is that five community members closed it as off-topic. No mods were involved. If even one of them suggested it be sent to Writers, the system would have automagically done that as soon as it closed. I don't know why one of our members thought it would be a good fit there. I am also not certain why, of all the word ...


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I'm pretty sure the mechanism (which is what determines how many levels you need to wade through, for example) is Stackexchange-wide. Other sites doubtless have more than one migration option, so they need that extra level of nesting. Until we get the Writers option back (dunno why it's not there, I swear I saw it recently, after the big closure revamp), and/...


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When I vote to migrate, I am, quite literally, posting a new question on the new site. I have a duty to meet a site's posting guidelines whenever I post to it. Therefore I vote to migrate ONLY when I am reasonably sure the question meets the new site's posting guidelines and will stay open on the new site. To put it another way, there's no point in ...


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Currently, querying Google for "better fit" "english language learners" on ELU comes up with 34 hits, of which 28 appears to be Reg’s suggestions. Here is an assortment of FIFTY of these ELU questions that were nominated for ELL, generated using the query given above and closely related ones. All but one or two are closed, and many have delete votes (...


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Questions should be posted on, or moved to, the site where they are most appropriate. If a question has been posted but it would be more appropriate on another site, it can be migrated. This is subject to the "Don't migrate crap" rule. Poor questions on the wrong site should simply be closed. There is a grey area where a question is entirely appropriate on ...


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Here are the important parts of the timeline: You asked the question on Signal Processing. You got an answer there. You left the following comment on said answer: [...] If you think there is no word for this, I think this question is better suited in English Language & Usage Peter K., a moderator on Signal Processing, migrated the question to ELU. (...


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This isn't a good for Writers.SE, sorry. One of the requirements for a critique request on Writers is that it be more than a few sentences long; questions looking to rephrase a sentence or three are considered explicitly off-topic, by community consensus. For more information on this, see this question on our meta: Are requests for rephrasing on topic? ...


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I don't disagree with your main point so this is mostly rambling thoughts on finding an appropriate solution to a few issues. Are basic English usage questions on-topic? EL&U needs to decide whether we want questions are simple, basic usage questions. Right now the community seems to be closing most of these as off-topic. I am assuming that this is ...


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Since the user who asked that question said to be learning English, the question could be a candidate for migration. That doesn't mean it will be migrated; poor questions are generally not migrated. (The motto is, "don't migrate crap.") Flagging for moderation attention to suggest a question to be migrated is fine. The moderators normally consult the ...


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It is OK to flag a question and suggest a migration to another site. If we mods think it should stay here, we'll let you know. Otherwise, we'll check with the mods on the other site and see if they support the migration. If they do, we'll send it over to them.


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Maybe. I think many questions asked here should be asked there instead. However, the user base here doesn't fully overlap with the user base there and it can be difficult to judge if a question should be migrated. In my ideal world, users with high-rep accounts on both sites would be the ones who perform the migration.


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If a question is closed here, it is generally because it does not meet our quality guidelines. (See What Types of Questions should I Avoid Asking.) If it is a decent question that meets the guidelines for ELL (see Details, Please), then the people who are voting to close it can and should be selecting "This question should be closed because it belongs on ...


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