16 votes

Why was "The origin(s) of the word “elliptic” migrated to hsm?

I wrote the top-voted answer to this question on MO (it currently has something like 40 up votes) and was a bit surprised to see it migrated to HSM. I don't care about votes or what-not, but in terms ...
11 votes

Why was "The origin(s) of the word “elliptic” migrated to hsm?

History of Science and Mathematics moderator here. We've talked it over and have just sent the question back to Math Overflow (I closed it as off-topic on HSM, so that should bounce it back to MO ...
11 votes

Why was "The origin(s) of the word “elliptic” migrated to hsm?

This question was asked on MO on May 8 and moved to HSM on May 13. It currently (May 25) has 5 answers, all posted on MO (between May 8 and May 10), and all upvoted (currently from +6 to +44; I can't ...
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10 votes

Migrating to Math.SE: too many close reasons

Thanks for bringing this up! I agree that there are many migration-worthy questions that are closed in a suboptimal way. As I was one of those who voted to close your example question "for wrong ...
10 votes

Migrating a manifold learning question from CS theory to MO overflow

I would have nothing against such a question on MO. My guess is that it would be well received here. But I'm not a specialist in the topic, so you should not go by my word only. If you migrate it ...
9 votes

This MSE question was rejected for a migration on MO. Are you agree with this decision?

My memory of what happened is this: I was pinged to come over to the moderator chat room and was asked if we "wanted" three MSE posts to be migrated. I said I wasn't sure about the post in question, ...
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9 votes
Accepted

When voting to close, only 3 alternative SE listed as options

Here's the generic answer. Additional paths can only be added by SE employees, and they'll only do it when there's already enough questions being migrated and the other site is accepting a high ...
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8 votes
Accepted

Rationale for migration to MSE of a well-received question on MO

The phrasing of the reason is unfortunate, IMO. It makes sense to migrate if a question is better suited to MSE; it doesn't necessarily make sense to migrate just because the question can be answered ...
7 votes
Accepted

Moving back my question to MO

The question on MathOverflow has been restored. The corresponding question on Meta.MathOverflow has been deleted.
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7 votes

Migration from mathoverflow to other stackexchange sites

You can read all about migration and how it works here: What is migration and how does it work? As explained at that post, migrations should be done with circumspection; for a variety of reasons it'...
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6 votes

Migration of a detailed answer on MathOverflow Meta to Math.SE

You can't migrate an answer without migrating the entire thread, which is entirely inappropriate at this point. You can encourage Joel to take his question to Math.SE, and if there is no suitable ...
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6 votes

Why was "The origin(s) of the word “elliptic” migrated to hsm?

My understanding is that the post was originally flagged with a migration request and one of our moderators processed the flag to meet that request. No, the OP did not ask for that migration; it was ...
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5 votes
Accepted

Is this question migratable to MO?

I don't think the question would be good at MO. I would vote to close it as off-topic, and believe so would many others. I see no particular research angle to the question, and I would not consider it ...
5 votes
Accepted

Why is my question on martingales off-topic and not migrated?

I am not an expert on the topic, so I can't tell if the question could be edited to make it on-topic. Typically questions that ask for homework help are not received well here, but exceptions are ...
5 votes
Accepted

Migrating a question removes some comments?

From the FAQ post on migration: What is migration and how does it work? (in the section "Anything else I should know about migration?"): Comments on the question that link to the homepage of the ...
4 votes
Accepted

Stack Overflow Reference in Out of topic flag

Each Stack Exchange site has a limited number of "default" migration paths (those sites that show up when you vote/flag to close as Off Topic > Belongs on another site). These paths should be reserved ...
3 votes

Well-received but unanswered Math SE question; should I consider posting it here or requesting migration?

Gathering comments together into an answer -- There's no problem cross-posting a research-level question from MSE to MO after enough time has passed to give potential answerers a chance to post ...
3 votes

Migration to Physics.SE

According to FAQ on migration a migration done in this way (if users flag it as off topic/belongs on another site) is rejected if none of the tags on the exists on the target site. Quote from What is ...
2 votes
Accepted

Adding "Academia.StackExchange" to the migration list

Migrations are often a point of contention between communities, so we are very conservative when it comes to adding default migration paths. In essence, a site would need to show a history of ...
2 votes

Can we migrate users with their questions?

I am extremely put off by the notion of dumping users we don't want on another site. Yes, I'm sure that some of those users will fit in perfectly well at the other site, but I'm equally sure that ...
1 vote
Accepted

Possible bug in migration

Based on the comments, it appears that this problem has been resolved.
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1 vote

What outgoing migration paths should we have?

Now that the Mathematics Educators SE is operational, a migration path there could be useful. This question could be migrated there, for example.

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