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(How) Should I move a question from Math SE to Physics SE?

I asked a math question https://math.stackexchange.com/q/4475036/342834 in an area where physicists are likely to have a great deal of practical background. I had originally intended to post the ...
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Once a question has been cross-posted on a different site (i.e., a cross-site duplicate) and received an answer on the other site, what should we do?

The topic of cross-site duplicates has come up in many Physics.Meta questions so far, for example: Is it OK to cross-post a question that you previously asked in other SE site? Should users be cross-...
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My closed question probably fits better in a different SE — do I have to ask for it to be migrated?

Specifically this question. Why doesn't my phone scroll if I put a ring flat on the screen? It's been closed as being too engineering-based, and the Feedback message gave options of other SEs it ...
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Can this question be migrated, if the reason to close it was specifically being off topic and more of an engineering question?

I have this question: Why are turbines more effective than propellers on airplanes? Unfortunately, it has been closed. The reason is off topic and specifically belonging rather to Engineering. I do ...
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Recommending migration pathway to HSM.SE for questions

In closing questions to transfer to another site of SE, so the "Belongs to another site of SE" option, there is no ready option for the HSM.SE, a really crying need: cf. this question, a ...
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Why don't we add the option "other sites" in the close votes option?

We all know that some questions are posted in PSE but they should belong to another Stack Exchange site. When you vote to close a question, via Close question > A community specific reason > ...
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How should I handle questions that could belong to physics.SE and other, more specialized, Stack Exchange websites?

First of all, I joined physics.SE only for the purpose of asking this question on Meta. I asked a couple of questions regarding acoustic in sound.SE. For example What are combs, nodes and how to ...
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Is it ok to link my own questions from another SE site?

While I was suspended for low quality questions. I asked astronomy.SE if it would be ok to write some of my low quality questions from here to a higher quality there? They said yes and I did and they ...
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Why can't I suggest "Chemistry Stack Exchange" as another site when flagging a question as off-topic? [duplicate]

I've recently noticed that when I flag something as off-topic by suggesting it to another site(in order to get better answers for that question) I only see the options of Physics Meta Stack Exchange ...
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Why was this question migrated

Why was this question migrated back to the EE forum. Granted it is about an electronics device, but the atomic level behaviour of the seimiconductor junction is definitely a physics question. I ...
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Is it possible to expand the list of migration sites for off-topic posts?

Recently, it seems that we've been getting several questions that would be more appropriate for Cross Validated. This question is only the most recent example. Right now, the only choices for off-...
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Migrating a question to a different SE site or asking for more attention

I'm posting in meta for the first time so please don't mind some culturally outrageous thing that I would end up doing here and inform me about my peculiarities. So I have this question on stack ...
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What migration paths do we want on the site?

Vote up the post containing site X, if you want a migration path to site X. Vote down, if you won't.
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How do I migrate an off-topic question from physics to another stack exchange site?

I had asked a question that had been voted as off-topic and closed. How do I migrate the question to a more appropriate stack exchange site?
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To make successful question migrations, we need also proper tagging

If we vote a question to migrate away to a different SE site, there is also a non-trivial and lesser known requirement (documented here): The question needs to have a tag, which exists also on the ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Can a simple physics SE be designed for people who have little or no training who are enthusiasts none the less? That way moderators can instant migrate lessor questions there instead of instant close?...
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redirecting off-topic homework-and-exercises questions to appropriate sites

Proposal When homework-and-exercises questions are voted off topic and put on hold then the OP should be directed to the Meta Question which offers a choice of alternative sites. To put this ...
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Note: why the migration close reasons are stronger as the others

This question is now closed as offtopic on 2 reasons: It is mainly math, although its markup and formulation clearly shows the described problem is a physical problem. The current review practice is ...
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The fine line between astronomy and physics [duplicate]

So, a few questions recently came up on the feed: What is Venus's core made of? How can core of Mercury be a molten liquid? They made me wonder: when does something belong on the astronomy.SE ...
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Can I ask a question that I asked in the Engineering stack exchange here, if I don't receive the desired answer?

I asked a question on StackExchange:Engineering. It was active for few days. I edited it again, but I didn't get the response after that. Can I ask the theoretical part related to Physics that was ...
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Procedure to migrate a question to another stackexchange?

So I've been eagerly waiting for an answer to my question: Solving the quantum an-harmonic oscillator pertubatively? Yet, for some reason I haven't got it ... What is the general procedure to ...
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What happens to reputation earned when question is migrated?

I answered a certain question correctly on p-n-p transistors and doping in Phys.SE and the answer was accepted and voted up. I got +25 reputation for that. Today I came to know that the question has ...
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Why does the downvote still persist even after I removed my downvoted answer?

I posted an answer to Why is any number divided by 0 is infinite?; it was rather too short, I confess [but correct], & this might prompted someone to downvote me; my rep got decreased by 2. Then I ...
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Why is question-migration limited?

When a question is asked on the wrong site, it can be migrated to another site via the flagging function. Why is this migration limited to only a few sites? It should rather be a list of all sites to ...
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Should the engineering close vote be changed in light of the new engineering SE site

Questions are regularly closed here because they are considered engineering questions. The current close vote option for this reads: This question is off-topic because it appears to be about ...
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Should old questions about history of physics be migrated to hsm.se?

A quick search for not-closed not-migrated history questions shows a handful of results. Given that newly asked questions about history are usually migrated to hsm.se, should old (i.e., more than 2 ...
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By what criteria do you judge whether mathy questions should or should not be considered off-topic?

Let us take as an example this question. Consider whether you think it should be considered off-topic (for being purely mathematical in nature). Should one's opinion on whether a mathematical ...
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Flagging question as belonging to another SE site

When flagging a question Physics SE, one can select This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network and then one further has the options to choose from meta.physics....
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Why can't I vote to migrate this question?

I was thinking of migrating this question: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/81842/. But the migrate option doesn't appear. Is this a bug?
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Should we include other StackExchange sites in the close vote options?

So for those of us who can vote to close, we all know what the close vote system looks like. Particularly, under "off topic" you have homework, personal theories, engineering, other StackExchange, and ...
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Has our policy on astronomy questions changed now that Astronomy beta is open?

I noticed that this question was migrated to the new Astronomy beta site: https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/q/1845/ My understanding was that since the merger with the old astronomy site, all ...
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SciComp migration option?

There have been a number of posts recently that I wanted to mark for migration to the scicomp.SE site (e.g., this recent one on RK4), but the only options for migration are this meta site and the math....
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The gamma^5 question

The question Can one show that ${\gamma^5}^\dagger = \gamma^5$ directly from the anticommutation relations? was recently closed as homework-like. I agree that this is in somewhat of a grey area as far ...
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Can the flag for migration be generalized?

When flagging a question as needing migration to academia, electronics, signal processing, chemistry, philosophy etc, I end up at Flagging>Closing>Off-Topic>Migration which offers me just two options ...
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A migration path to Math Overflow?

Since list questions aren't allowed here, e.g. this, and recieve imediate closing, even locking, and a meta post against it, maybe such questions could be migrated to Math Overflow, where such ...
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Add an off-topic migrate to Chemistry.SE close reason

There are quite a few questions recently which are off-topic here and belong to Chemistry.SE Should we add that to the migrate options? E.g. question : https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Will space-related questions be migrated to SEx.SE (Space Exploration) after it goes public?

In two days, Space Exploration SE is going public. How will the migration of space-related questions proceed? Note: it is not my fault that the folks have chosen this moniker. After all, we have IT ...
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Two suggestions to improve the quality of this fantastic site

There is a couple of (probable) improvements I would like to suggest for this fantastic site. Moving closed questions with a high number of up votes (for example $>10$) to a dedicated ...
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Additional choices for migration

Related: Can we get a migration path opened to math.SE? When we close or flag a question as off-topic, we have an option called belongs to meta.physics.SE. We're ...
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Can we un-migrate this question?

In my opinion, the question https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/47215/where-can-i-learn-about-transforming-uniform-random-distribution-into-other-dis?noredirect=1 is on topic here. That exact ...
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Do we really need to be concerned about the new Astronomy.SE?

I heard that the first Astronomy.SE finally merged with Physics.SE after private beta. But, the second Astronomy.SE is under a hot progress. One question and it enters the commitment phase. We have ...
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Reputation missing from TP merge?

I had posted on question to TP:SE, and the question was merged, but I don't seem to have the additional reputation points added (admittedly a small number). My only evidence of missing the reputation ...
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Questions imported from Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

In the answers below, you'll find links to all of the questions recently imported from Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, along with the tags they had on those sites. Imported questions retain only ...
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Astronomy tags were not merged?

I see that Astronomy beta was merged into Physics, however, many of my questions are now untagged. Is there some way we can get all the tags on Astronomy moved over to Physics and applied to the ...
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Astronomy / Physics discussion on topic distinction

We've had some sporadic discussions about how to determine the topic boundary between Astronomy.SE and Physics.SE and what kinds of questions should be transferred over to the astro site. They've also ...
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What should be sent to astronomy.stackexchange?

Obviously, there's a lot of overlap between physics and astronomy. It would be good to have some guidelines for what goes where now that the astronomy beta is live. Example questions for discussion: ...
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Can we get a migration path opened to math.SE?

Update from Manishearth: Now that migration to Math.SE seems to be reasonably high, I'm bumping this to see if we can get the migration path now. One for the SE team: can we get an official migration ...
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