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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 ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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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 ...
tchrist's user avatar
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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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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 ...
choster's user avatar
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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 ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Are we no longer allowed to recommend migration to ELL in closing?

To be migrated, a question must be: The question must have been originally posted on our site. It cannot have already been migrated to our site. If it was already migrated hither, then we cannot ...
tchrist's user avatar
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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 ...
MetaEd's user avatar
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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 ...
Laurel's user avatar
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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 ...
Matt E. Эллен's user avatar
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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 ...
Tim Lymington's user avatar
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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 ...
Lawrence's user avatar
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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",...
Mr. Shiny and New 安宇's user avatar
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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.
tchrist's user avatar
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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 ...
Laurel's user avatar
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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 ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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Migrations are stuck

(Copying in my answer from MSE) We had a site-to-site post migrations outage from sometime mid-afternoon UTC on October 27 through late morning UTC on October 30 (a little under 3 days). This is now ...
Yaakov Ellis's user avatar
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If a question is too easy, should it be closed, or should it be migrated to ELL?

To be honest, I vote to migrate questions to ELL out of courtesy. Knowing that those questions will not survive the... competitiveness, if you like, of EL&U, I am hoping that if they are ...
fev's user avatar
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Can we migrate 'Is there any online tool to read (pronounce) IPA and APA written words?' and its like to Meta?

"Too old to migrate", unfortunately, all of them, even for elected mods. Perhaps, the SE staff mods could, but unlikely they would. You are welcome to incorporate any useful data from those ...
NVZ's user avatar
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

What was so bad about the question? Why couldn't it have been useful for learners? The author recently self-deleted their question but for the benefit of those with less than 10k rep, who cannot see ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

As Mari-lou says, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the question. It is about a central theme for English language learners: collocation. It always sounds a bit annoying when a user asks if ...
Araucaria - Him's user avatar
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Should "What Does Mansplaining Mean?" be reopened or migrated? (Reopened)

It is an easy inference to think that if a question is easily answered by google that it is off-topic by 'general reference' or 'Please do you research first' close reasons. And that holds for many ...
Mitch's user avatar
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The "needs improvement" close reason doesn't contain an option for migration

The migration option is under A community-specific reason: Clicking on 'This question belongs on another site ...' reveals another problem: Philosophy isn't listed in the so-called migration paths: ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Articles ... send 'em to ELL?

From comments: In general, you don't migrate questions that are on-topic for the site that they are asked on even if they are on-topic on another site. – ColleenV
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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 ...
herisson's user avatar
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Migrating word requests within a field with an existing tag

The tags are ad hoc. That one exists and has been added to a question has no bearing on whether the question should or should not be migrated, closed, etc.
JEL's user avatar
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Can we add Linguistics SE to the migration path list?

Normally migration paths are not set up until after the target site is out of Beta. I think the idea is to avoid swamping smaller sites and to give them space to determine their scope. I don't think ...
herisson's user avatar
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Can we get this question back from ELL, please?

We can't "get a question back" once it's gone. The receiving site can reject it; in that case, that site gets the stub and we would get a closed question because we've indicated it's ...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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Flag a question for migration to unlisted StackExchange site

Only the most common sites will get listed. It took years to get ELL on that list. If you think it should be migrated somewhere else, write a custom flag and a mod will consider it. – curiousdannii ...

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