Our sister site Movies & TV has decided to ban ID questions. All of their thousands of existing ID questions are now closed and locked, and many of them are slated for deletion over the coming weeks. Some proportion of them are about sci-fi and fantasy films, and much of this content would be considered high-quality by SFF's standards. It seems a shame to let it all be destroyed when we're perfectly willing to house it here where it's on-topic.
The response from a CM to my meta post over there was that they're willing to migrate some of this content to us, but only in a single mass operation, rather than by way of us manually flagging questions on M&TV. This is what we should do as a first step to migration:
Start on your meta. Build a list of questions that you think would benefit from being migrated to your site and collect some reasons along with each one. Don't just say "all questions in our tags!". That's neither going to happen nor is a good approach - do you really want to swarm your new community with old content?
This is also your opportunity to edit old questions to make them more in line with your scope and standards.
Let's make a list: which M&TV unwanted ID questions do we want here?
- must be about sci-fi or fantasy
- must be unwanted by M&TV (either a score of <5, or no answers scoring >2, or both)
- must be high-quality by SFF's standards (i.e. enough details for a unique match)
This search gives all ID questions scoring <5 on M&TV, while this search gives all unanswered ID questions on M&TV. (Even the union of these may potentially miss some candidates - questions with high scores and low-scoring answers - but they're the best I have for now. I'm waiting to hear back from a guy who has a better query which he's willing to share.)
Let's do this as soon as possible, before all the content gets nuked on M&TV!