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I'm going to set aside the issues with the linked question and explain, very briefly, the modus operandi we generally adhere to. We should only decide whether a question is on topic or not. Just because a question is also on topic on another site is not a ground to migrate it, even if it was better suited there. If you think a question would be fine here, ...


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Migration should only happen when the site on the receiving end actually wants the question; that is, the question should be good enough so the only thing wrong with it would be where it's asked. Needless to say, that is rare. Community Managers could set up a migration path between two sites which works like a teleporter, and only then you'd have an ...


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Cross-posting is not considered the correct way to go on Stack Exchange. Or anywhere on the internet, to be a little more precise. The idea is that you want all answers to be in a single common spot, so the best answer out of different alternatives can be easily identified by votes. That is why, posting the same question twice on a single site will result ...


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Even though this question is answered in the multiple duplicates, I would like to make it abundantly clear: there won't be any migration paths set up. We will do them manually; quoting myself: Please vote to close on question you think do not belong to our site with a custom reason explaining your reasoning. Once a question is closed, flag it for ...


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Quoting myself from Guidelines for closing as off-topic, belong on a different SE: Migration in general is a thing we prefer not to do. Sometimes a good question simply gets posted at the wrong site; it should be closed first to determine that it is off topic, then flagged for migration. In borderline cases we moderators have to investigate if it is on ...


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Since we recently had the topic of migration again, I thought I dig up this very old post. Once a post has gotten an answer it is probably best to not migrate it; especially when it is on topic here. There is still the possibility to do it, but I think there is a superior way to take. First of all you may want to check the target site, maybe in chat and ask ...


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I would say that unless they are fairly narrowly defined and can be explained in terms of actual chemistry (as in, this molecule binds to that receptor which causes this cascade, which manifests as that disease) they should be considered off topic. Unfortunately, that can be hard to judge ahead of time - even a biochemist would only be familiar with a small ...


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Because I had written nearly 75% of this by the time Martin and MAR posted, and because this covers a different perspective, I decided to post this in the end. This is intended to be more of a supplement to what has already been said, rather than a full answer. An important problem with including these migration paths into the UI would be the unnecessary ...


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