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There won't be any: Migration to beta sites is discouraged -- beta sites should grow as organically as possible. Migration of old questions is also discouraged We won't migrate questions which are on-topic here. In the case of a site scope overlap, questions stay where asked.

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This is done. The volume of migrations isn't huge, but there are enough of them to demonstrate a reasonable amount of overlap - so, no need to have to bother the moderators about this.

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Sure, you can do this. There are two ways to go: first, if the question is off topic on Engineering, you can ask the moderators there to migrate it to Physics, in which case it will be removed from Engineering and sent over to us along with any existing answers and comments. If it's on topic on Engineering, you can still post a version of the same question ...

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If the site does launch then there is absolutely no need to migrate existing astronomy and astrophysics questions to the site. There are several reasons for this: They are still on topic for Physics. Migrating old (> 60 day old) questions is no longer possible - not even for moderators. Dumping a whole load of questions onto a new site is not a nice thing ...

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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 short list among others) Should we have a Popular Physics SE? New site proposal specifically for problem solving in Physics on Area 51 How about a "physics ...

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Computational Science is a beta site, so I don't think it makes sense to have that migration option yet. We want to be really careful about migrating to beta sites because the questions there could potentially be lost at any point. That being said, if you think a question is off topic here and seems like it should go to scicomp.SE, flag it for moderator ...

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You can regain the migrated reputation by creating an account on EE.SE that is linked to your Phys.SE account.

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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 away from this site over the past 90 days. (The blank site up top is this meta.) These are migrations away from the site implemented by direct moderator action,...

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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' ability to handle them case-by-case, and when the questions being sent there are well received. Basically, we're trying to avoid the situation where people ...

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There are two main concerns here: Migrating questions to beta sites is strongly discouraged. This is mostly because beta sites are still in testing and there is no guarantee that they will succeed. Many of them do, but some (like Theoretical Physics) don't really generate enough traffic, questions, experts, and overall liveliness to make a sustainable ...

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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 that previous attempts to start a "popular physics" SE haven't had much interest. The excellent Khan academy courses are a great starting point, as is Wikipedia,...

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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 confusion of figuring out by accident what's happened. It's enough to add a comment like "Cross-posted to [other site]: [link]." It's polite to leave such a ...

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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 back into a deeper examination of questions which didn't do very well. You should certainly add links as comments under the Physics versions to any existing ...

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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.stackexchange.com/a/6931/256325 Choice (1), linking to the question in chat, is an old standby and usually works pretty well. These links often get starred so they ...

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Migration options are rarely added unless a site has a track record of a lot of migrations to the other site, the majority of which are successful. This is to prevent uninformed migrations to sites where the question is actually off topic. Just use a custom flag, a moderator will migrate it.

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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 ways explained above, there are still other sites where you can ask for help. We keep a list on the thread My question was closed on Phys.SE. Can you ...

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Chemistry is a beta site, and as a rule we shouldn't really be migrating to beta sites. So I don't see this happening. Once Chemistry graduates to full site status, then sure, we can reconsider. For now, if a question seems like it should be migrated to a beta site, just flag it as off topic or vote to close as off topic if you have sufficient reputation. ...

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Well I was just about to post my own topic about this. Space Exploration is being infected by physics questions. Out of the most recent 10 questions, I can count about 4 or 5 that could be questions here. I want to let everyone know that we're getting new activity partly because of traffic from there. I've linked to a number of physics questions, because ...

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The breakthroughs in physics question would not be on topic in Math Overflow. This is mostly because they don't welcome physics questions (happy as they are to take high-level mathematics questions with roots in physics), but you are also mistaken that they generically welcome list questions. Instead of railing against the closure, why not listen to Wouter ...

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I) As for the general principles, when the old Astro.SE was closed, it was decided on Phys.SE that: astronomy questions are on-topic, and to import all posts from the old Astro.SE to Phys.SE. More generally there is also a SE rule which states that migration of a post (from one SE sister site to another) should only be considered if it is deemed off-...

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2 has been proposed in many different forms, many times. (See the "linked" sidebar here, Is there anyway we can require a person to write something to explain a downvote?, and https://meta.stackoverflow.com/search?q=require+downvote+comment&submit=search) Downvoters are urged to leave a comment. We cannot force them to. Votes are supposed to be private, ...

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The general procedure for getting your question migrated to another stack exchange site is to flag it yourself, with a custom flag explaining the situation. The moderators will typically oblige (disclaimer: These flags are handled on a case-by-case basis, so the moderators will assess if your request is reasonable before acting).

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No, it's too old. Questions more than 60 days old can't be migrated.

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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 the experts who want to find difficult, interesting questions to tackle. The users whose questions have been migrated will not get the high-quality answers ...

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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 migrating questions unless they have already received answers that would also be appropriate for the target site.

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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 to cross-post it; that is frowned on. However, I'd say leave it here. As for getting more attention, try improving clarity and presentation. The easier and ...

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The big problem here is what DavidZ mentioned - questions eventually become too old to be migrated, though I believe the limit is 60 days. I've seen this discussed before on Mathematics Meta, and the consensus was what I think should be the policy on Physics - and what I think is the unofficial policy here - which is that history questions are on-topic. ...

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I am just throwing this out there, maybe, as discussed in the comments on Emilios answers, it is too much hassle to go through for the number of occurences. I completely agree that migration channels can have value, but that it opens up the possibility that low-level junk gets dumped to a different SE site and closed there. The main reason is, as Emilio ...

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