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Should we migrate our conlang questions?

I'm going to say no for three reasons: Questions that are on-topic here shouldn't be migrated away without the asker's consent. People chose to ask them here and they're within our scope; why should ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Migrated question to Writers SE

What happened Thank for bringing this up. I agree that the question should have stayed on Worldbuilding; what happened behind the scenes was a complicated series of events and some miscommunication. ...
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Should the Writing stackexchange be added to the list of sites for migration?

Considering how annoying it is for us when whatever question not fitting another SE community gets dumped on Worldbuilding, personally I would not like returning the annoyance. I would rather leave ...
L.Dutch's user avatar
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What happened here and why is the question/some answers partly open?

According to the question timeline: The question was asked on Physics on 2015-05-24. On Physics, it was answered by Jimmy360, docscience, anna v, WhatRoughBeast, Loren Pechtel, Thorsten S., Cedric H.,...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Guidelines for migration from Science Fiction & Fantasy

Towards an Answer I think this is a good idea! If you think a query needs to be migrated to Worldbuilding, check out What the Worldbuilding Forum is All About as this lays out, in proper manifesto ...
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Guidelines for migration from Science Fiction & Fantasy

Adding to what @elemtilas said... We regularly suffer from people who are suffering from writer's block. They're here, not for help to build their worlds per se, but to get a bunch of spaghetti ...
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Can only migrate question on main site to Meta

That's not due to your reputation; it's because we haven't defined any other migration paths. When we graduated last November we gained access to custom migration paths, and there was some discussion ...
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"Close >> migrate to another SE" : please add Physics SE and Biology SE as options

I'm just adding some data, so people have an idea of the actual migration activity that's happened on Worldbuilding throughout its history. Here are some stats on how many questions we've migrated to ...
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Could we change the standard moderator action for off-topic questions from closure to migration?

Being the receiver and rejector of countless migrations to Worldbuilding because "we don't answer this here, but Worldbuilding does", I oppose this. As a moderator here I know what is on ...
L.Dutch's user avatar
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4 votes
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Should the Writing stackexchange be added to the list of sites for migration?

No Migration has a high bar to clear: The question to be migrated has to be off-topic for this site. The question to be migrated has to be on-topic on the target site. The question to be migrated ...
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Can only migrate question on main site to Meta

Most of the migrations are rejected or get closed very quickly. The consensus was that it was not worth it to have migration paths. Also, many of these questions show little effort and don't meet the ...
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Could we change the standard moderator action for off-topic questions from closure to migration?

First, a few issues with your post: Writing only answers questions about how to write, not what to write. I've seen one, maybe two questions properly migrated to Writing over the 7+ years I've been ...
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Could we change the standard moderator action for off-topic questions from closure to migration?

Understanding the issues of migration Normally I'd agree with you, but we have to see the context surrounding these questions first and understand why it would not work towards your goal. A good chunk ...
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Why was this question migrated?

Per our Help Center, "the goal of the site is to help you build your world, not to tell your story." Worldbuilding (on-topic) is about the rules and systems of a "world" (no matter its size, ...
JBH's user avatar
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"Close >> migrate to another SE" : please add Physics SE and Biology SE as options

I quite like having the moderator "filter" on migrations for two reasons. We don't want a reputation for sending off-topic rubbish to other sites and people who know about our site don't necessarily ...
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Could we change the standard moderator action for off-topic questions from closure to migration?

My Penny Hapenny PROSince I answered one of your linked meta queries, I would actually offer conditioned support for your position. Conditioned because a) migration is a very useful tool that I think ...
elemtilas's user avatar
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Why was this question migrated?

As it can be seen from the comments above, OP requested the post to be moved. It could have been closed on WB and reposted on writing (plot development is also not WB), but the result would have been ...
L.Dutch's user avatar
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Migrated question to Writers SE

Sometimes questions don't belong anywhere within the stack exchange system. That question may be one of them. We'd be annoyed if the question was dumped on us from another site. We should try to ...
sphennings's user avatar
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1 vote

Can only migrate question on main site to Meta

I'm not sure I totally agree with the idea that we should have no migration paths; I've seen several questions which I feel would be much better suited to Physics or Astronomy. This subject feeds in ...
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