I asked a question about the time-complexity of a problem on MathOverflow. Is it a good idea to migrate this to Theoretical Computer Science, since I almost had no response at all here?

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  • $\begingroup$ Shouldn't you be asking that on TCS.se (or rather their meta site)? $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Oct 15 '17 at 9:46
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, maybe I should. I wasn't sure, since it might also be relevant here if someone thinks it's a question that makes more sense on MathOverflow. $\endgroup$ – Axel Dahlberg Oct 15 '17 at 9:56
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    $\begingroup$ My only advice is to wait a week before concluding there is no response. You have done that. $\endgroup$ – Gerald Edgar Oct 15 '17 at 10:50
  • $\begingroup$ Not clear to me what "migrate" means in this context. I'm pretty sure it's not something OP can just do. Perhaps a moderator can do it; OP can flag the question for moderator attention, and request a moderator migrate it. Or, OP can just post it as a new question to the other site, in which case I'd recommend linking the post at each site to the post at the other. $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Oct 15 '17 at 21:22
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    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson Some details about migration can be found here: meta.mathoverflow.net/tags/migration/info. And you are right that it requires assistance from moderators. (The exception is that users can choose migration when they vote to close, but in that case they can only choose from a few predefined sites - currently meta.MO, math and stats - so this option is irrelevant for this specific instance.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 16 '17 at 3:33
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    $\begingroup$ I have asked about the question in cstheory chatroom. I only got a response from one user who says that in their opinion migration seems reasonable. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 16 '17 at 5:15
  • $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson Is that considered okay to post it as a new question on the other site or will that be flag as duplicate? $\endgroup$ – Axel Dahlberg Oct 16 '17 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ My understanding is that it's not possible to close something on one site as a duplicate of something on another site. It is poor etiquette to post something to two sites without noting on both sites that you have done this (and it might be good to say why you've done it). $\endgroup$ – Gerry Myerson Oct 16 '17 at 6:41
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    $\begingroup$ Okay, I will do that then and as you suggest link to both sites and explain why. Thanks for your responses everyone! $\endgroup$ – Axel Dahlberg Oct 16 '17 at 6:46

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