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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?

I don't think there's any reason to assume anything has substantially changed from the "we strongly discourage this, but sometimes it's okay". In general, cross-posting the exact same ...
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Is it worth adding a button for migrating for History of Science and Mathematics in the close reasons?

I do not think a migration path to hsm.SE is a good idea. Let me remind you that most history questions are still on-topic here, even if they are also on-topic at hsm.SE. In general, questions should ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

Such a question is not in scope for this particular Meta site, but can be proposed over at Area 51, which is where Stack Exchange sites are proposed. Note that there have been similar proposals (a ...
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What migration paths do we want on the site?

Just to inform the discussion on the topic, for those without 10k+ access to the migration stats, here are the migration statistics as they currently stand: The numbers mark the total migrations ...
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Is it possible to expand the list of migration sites for off-topic posts?

It's certainly possible, in general, to add extra migration paths. But we only do so when there are really a lot of questions being migrated along that path, enough that it starts to tax the mods' ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

If someone is genuinely interested in learning physics, there are plenty of resources on the web that are infinitely better for learning than the SE question/answer format. This is likely the reason ...
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Is it ok to link my own questions from another SE site?

Cross-posting questions is frowned upon. If you've managed to do so, the least you could do would be to include links connecting the corresponding questions, to save your readers the trouble or ...
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How should I handle questions that could belong to physics.SE and other, more specialized, Stack Exchange websites?

In comments, @tgp2114 mentioned two related questions with possible solutions to deal with this kind of issue. I retained three basic ideas: 1. Post a link in chat From https://physics.meta....
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Is it ok to link my own questions from another SE site?

Frankly, I would suggest that you should leave those old questions alone, and move on to newer questions $-$ it won't help very much to try and fix them, and the only thing you'll achieve is to get ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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redirecting off-topic homework-and-exercises questions to appropriate sites

I have added the following paragraph to the existing homework policy: Where else can I go? If your question was closed as off-topic on this site, and you are unable to formulate it in 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?

I think ACuriousMind's answer largely covers everything. As a small addendum: if a question is on-topic here, has been open for a while (i.e. too old to migrate), and then gets re-posted and answered ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Embarrassing migration

I have exactly zero concern about this “embarrassing” question. The culture at Mathematics is a little different from over here. They are a bigger community, and they frequently answer questions that ...
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Migrating a question to a different SE site or asking for more attention

There may be a bit of chemistry, but I read this as being a primarily physics question. It's technically possible for you to delete the question from here and re-post it on Chemistry.SE. Make sure not ...
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How do I migrate an off-topic question from physics to another stack exchange site?

Raise a moderator flag on the question explaining where you want to migrate it. Alternatively you can just ask your question on the target site yourself as a new question, there is no benefit to ...
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Can a new physical science SE for beginners in physics be created?

I don't think that would work out, Jen. If simple questions are migrated to another site, the experts will not go there to answer them. Users who want to answer questions will stay here, especially ...
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(How) Should I move a question from Math SE to Physics SE?

Click the flag link under your question and choose the option In need of moderator attention, then leave a message for the mods asking to migrate the question. However it isn't clear to me whether the ...
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Is it worth adding a button for migrating for History of Science and Mathematics in the close reasons?

Before today, the last question to be migrated to HSM was this one, all the way back in May. Migrations tend to be problematic for a number of reasons. If a question is migrated away, it is gone with ...
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Protocols for migration of questions between different Stack Exchange sites?

That one’s easy: it’s a math question. There is no physics (at all) attached to the question. True, the SvN theorem is used in physics, but this doesn’t make every SvN question a physics question, ...
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Why was this question migrated

General comments: As OP already mentions, the topics of electric circuits & electronics have an overlap between Phys.SE and EE.SE. Traditionally, the line has been drawn somewhere between diodes ...
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Recommending migration pathway to HSM.SE for questions

The migration pathways can be edited if there is a good reason to, and having a lot of overlap with another site and having a lot of questions that should be migrated over are usually a good ...
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redirecting off-topic homework-and-exercises questions to appropriate sites

For now, it would probably make sense to link to the list of alternate sites in the homework policy. (Actually, I thought that link was already there, but now that I look it's only in a comment.) ...
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The fine line between astronomy and physics

Since astronomy is within our scope, most things that would fit on Astronomy SE also fit here. If they are asked here, they should not be migrated. There are probably a few corner cases that are off ...
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What migration paths do we want on the site?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com
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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?

Except for a migration to Math SE, all migrations require the intervention of a moderator. If you are confident this question (or any other, as long as it is not $\ge$ 60 days old) is off-topic here ...
Chris's user avatar
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My closed question probably fits better in a different SE — do I have to ask for it to be migrated?

If you think your question is a better fit elsewhere, you have two options: Ask a moderator to migrate it Ask it yourself at the other site The second option is always better- most questions need ...
Chris's user avatar
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My closed question probably fits better in a different SE — do I have to ask for it to be migrated?

I am not the moderator that cast the decisive vote to close the question. Personally, I would have no problem just going to your question and migrate it to Electrical Engineering. However, as ...
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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?

Chris has given you good general guidance. But in the interest of transparency: I declined your migration-request flag, partly because I'm not convinced the question would be on-topic at Engineering, ...
rob's user avatar
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Recommending migration pathway to HSM.SE for questions

To bring some numbers to the table, the migration statistics page (10k+) lists the following numbers of migrations for the past 90 days: That amounts to one migration to HSM every two weeks, so it ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Why don't we add the option "other sites" in the close votes option?

The option already exists: Vote to close the question as off-topic, with a custom reason if necessary, explaining why the question is not a good fit for this site. Raise a moderator flag indicating ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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Why don't we add the option "other sites" in the close votes option?

When you vote to close a question as "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network," the question is automatically migrated to the other site. By design, this is ...
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