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?

  • $\begingroup$ Shouldn't you be asking that on TCS.se (or rather their meta site)? $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Oct 15, 2017 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. $\endgroup$ Oct 15, 2017 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. $\endgroup$ Oct 15, 2017 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. $\endgroup$ Oct 15, 2017 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.) $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2017 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. $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2017 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? $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2017 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). $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2017 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! $\endgroup$ Oct 16, 2017 at 6:46


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