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Mathematics Pro We get pure mathematics questions regularly. We are usually inclined to keep mathematics question if they are CS-ish in any way, so it's unlikely we'll migrate over something that would be offtopic. We all know what a mathematics question looks like. Con There is at least the potential danger of moving TCS questions there. I don't think ...


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Stack Overflow Pro Programming questions are the largest group of offtopic questions. Most of us can tell what a programming question is. Con We'd probably migrate bad questions as well (which we should not do). To note Most such questions need heavy retagging on SO, which ideally one of us would do.


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There is an artificial restriction that prevents migrating questions that are more than 60 days old. In any case, we wouldn't migrate an on-topic question. Questions about computer science education are firmly on-topic on this site, regardless of what other Stack Exchange sites exist. The question in question is borderline, since it's about programming ...


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The only policy I'm aware of is described at Self-deleted questions. To summarize: Deleting a question that has already been answered is generally discouraged, as part of our mission is to help not only the person who posted the question but also others who might have a similar question in the future, and deleting the question arguably wastes the time of ...


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You can only vote to migrate along predefined migration paths, and migration paths are only created between graduate sites for pairs that see a sufficient amount of migrations without too many bad migrations. Since CS.SE is in beta, there are no migration paths from or to it (except for main site to meta which is always there). Moderators can migrate any ...


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Good question! I don't think you should publicly call attention to the fact that the author is question-blocked, as that may be sensitive and may make some authors feel like they've been publicly called out or publicly punished, which isn't good. Presumably, question-blocking is intended is intended to maintain site standards (and possibly to give people a ...


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I think three days is not a long time for a question that has to be seen by an expert and is likely to require some research and/or thought, especially since these days have been weekdays all. We can migrate up to 60 days. I recommend you wait for a week or two. If no (satisfying) answer has come up until then, we can migrate or you repost and add an ...


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I've already stated my position on migrations from CSTheory.SE to CS.SE. I think the CSTheory community and moderators are competent to make this decision. If it's a reasonable-looking computer science question whose fault on CSTheory.SE is only that it isn't research-level enough or that it isn't theoretical enough, go ahead and migrate. (But remember that ...


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That question is firmly on-topic here. Nonetheless, since it's gone unanswered and you're willing, we might migrate it away if you think it has a better chance of getting a reply elsewhere. Wouldn't Theoretical Computer Science be a better fit though? I can migrate to either Math or TCS, but I'd like a third opinion from someone more familiar than us with ...


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Your question is on-topic here. We don't normally migrate questions unless they should be closed where they are. Your question is at best marginal for Programmers since it's about an algorithm from a theoretical point of view. We occasionally migrate questions to Theoretical Computer Science, if they are about theory, research-level, have not received a ...


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Judging from the looks of it, it stems from this question on Meta Stack Exchange: Disable migration for questions older than 60 days. If you look at the footnote, Shog9♦ mentions: 60 days is actually based on a rather unfortunate side-effect of the rep-retention changes introduced this past spring: migrated and then rejected questions older than 60 days ...


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Apparently, nowadays, the target selection box in the migration dialog only shows the first 10 search hits in alphabetical order. All meta sites contain the word “meta”, so if you just type meta then you basically get the first 10 meta sites in alphabetical order. Variations are possible on the site name, such as adding “Stack Exchange”, or typing the URL. ...


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In the last 90 days, there have been 16 CS => SO migrations and 2 have been rejected.1 That migration volume falls just short of my prefered criteria.2 That said, there have been 94 questions closed with the custom reason pointing to Stack Overflow. Since these were not migrated, we can't actually know how many would have been rejected, however. (Migrating ...


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Is the following question suitable for migration to CS.SE? Examples of context-free languages with a non-context-free complements


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