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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

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

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 ...
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A friendly reminder: ELL is not EL&U's trash can

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 ...
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Please don't migrate "help me draw a syntax tree" questions

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 ...
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Migration of question

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 ...
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Why was this question asking how we should refer to the Christian God migrated to the Christianity site?

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 ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

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 ...
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Question migration to English Language Learners

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 ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

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 ...
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Is the history/etymology of names appropriate?

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: ...
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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?)

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 ...
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Please don't migrate obviously off-topic questions to ELL - it just makes things harder on the author

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 ...
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Would it be worth migrating questions to Writers.SE?

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 ...
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Why has my notable question migrated to the writers?

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 ...
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Why was a question on uncommon usage moved to the English Learners stack-exchange?

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 ...
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Could we migrate or cross-post excellent questions and answers to ELU from ELL?

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 ...
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Please don't migrate obviously off-topic questions to ELL - it just makes things harder on the author

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 ...
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Why did this question get migrated?

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 ...
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Is it good to migrate questions which are on-topic and have answers?

My reasoning for not migrating is as you have stated. Mods are advised against migrating questions that are on topic where they currently are and have positively received answers. (Moderators can see ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

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 ...
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What should we do about closed questions that should be migrated?

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 ...
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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?

The question, as asked, provided no context and no explanation for why the asker was asking, and we can thus only conclude that they are asking for the meaning of a phrase of the form "give someone X",...
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Where should I ask this question? (ELU vs ELL)

The real distinction between ELU and ELL isn't really the questions (easy vs hard) - it's the type of answers you're looking for. The respective tours say that ELL is for "speakers of other languages ...
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Would it be worth migrating questions to Writers.SE?

This has been regularly discussed here over the years (e.g. here); the difference now is that, with Writers out of Beta, it is a practical possibility. You will need to persuade the moderators here ...
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Why was this question migrated

I migrated it because it was from someone who is trying to learn English, and didn’t understand a would-be “rule” they were presented with.
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Why was this question on usage migrated to ELL?

I think the question is fine here. Given the comments, it seems to be about a definite regional difference. And it's not a trivial-to-explain one at that, again going off the disagreement in the ...
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Could we migrate or cross-post excellent questions and answers to ELU from ELL?

I would not feel good about migrating these. To me, it seems like "stealing" good questions from a smaller, newer site. Cross-posting questions, I'm not sure about. You say There are probably ...
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Moving questions to other SE

Migration paths can only be set up by the Community Mod team, and a site is only allowed to have 4. Every site can migrate between the main site and its meta site. The other paths are harder to get ...
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Why was this question on usage migrated to ELL?

The question has been returned from ELL and is now closed on ELU. As it stands it's a list question, which is specifically discouraged because every answer would be equally valid. In what regions or ...
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On the recently-migrated question "Need help with understanding the sentence"

I definitely would have edited the question to add the comment. It isn't putting words in his mouth because it is something the OP said himself. It doesn't change the meaning of the question. I think ...
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