I propose that it would be useful to have Cross Validated as an additional choice in the Closing > Off-Topic > Migration dialog box.

  • Can you justify why we need it? The stats don't indicate any pressing need... The first migration in the past three months was the one I did 5 mins ago.
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 14:00
  • @rm-rf many questions would be also migrated to Science Fiction & Fantasy is it were on the highly restricted "migration list". Now, seriously, that restriction and the lack of some highly needed close reasons are clearly a model limitation and far from a feature. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 17:35
  • @rm-rf. Then your position is that flagging posts that would be more appropriately be posted on Cross Validation is good enough?
    – m_goldberg
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 3:00
  • @m_goldberg For now, yeah. Unless we have sufficient migration traffic from here to CV, this request will be declined by the SE folks. See here for the discussion and resolution when Mathematics tried to set up a migration path to our site.
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 4:12
  • @rm-rf. Very edifying link. Thanks.
    – m_goldberg
    Commented Sep 30, 2014 at 4:38
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    @R.M. Can this option be reconsidered (111220). Mathematica has added a ton of functionality for probability and theoretical statistics. I this it is a reasonable migration target.
    – Edmund
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 23:09
  • @Edmund Please read my comments above — the situation still hasn't changed. We have migrated only 1 question to CV in the past 90 days and even that was rejected. There simply isn't a need for this migration channel. Even the question at hand is probably not a good fit for them. Mathematics appears to be a better destination than CV. BTW, I'm not the one that controls whether this happens or not... moderators have no such powers. I'm just playing the devil's advocate here and trying to prod you/others into producing more convincing evidence :)
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 23:55
  • Also, Mathematica is a kitchen sink... they have functionality that could justify migration to Biology (example), Data Science, Physics, Movies & TV (example), Travel (example)... ;) The presence or absence of a functionality in the software isn't sufficient grounds for opening/requesting a migration channel, IMO.
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Mar 27, 2016 at 23:57
  • @R.M. You are saying what you believe is not sufficient grounds: What would you consider sufficient grounds?
    – Edmund
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 0:15
  • @Edmund 1 successful migration/week would be a reasonable starting point, I think.
    – rm -rf Mod
    Commented Mar 28, 2016 at 1:28


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