All of the questions below meet our main criteria for an acceptable migration candidate;
That there's discernible SF/F content
That they're uniquely identifiable
I'm not a mod so I can't speak for the exact reasons this happened but looking at it, it does makes sense.
Consensus appears to be do not cross post 99% of the time with the only times being appropriate are:
if you delete and re-ask.
if you edit it to tailor it to the second site and/or explain why the original question didn't get a satisfactory answer on ...
Keen's choice may have been arbitrary, but in general, migrating to beta sites isn't encouraged:
Anna Lear: Migrating to beta sites isn't something we encourage because beta should be all about a site figuring out its own voice rather than getting questions from elsewhere, but an occasional migration doesn't hurt much.
Yes, absolutely we should. SFF:SE should aim to be the home of science fiction and fantasy questions and we should welcome any additional (on-topic) questions from our sister sites with open arms and big smiles.
Points in favour
Movies questions are definitely in scope.
It's very easy for them to determine which questions should be migrated (e.g. those ...
it is considered acceptable to re-ask that question on to a new Stack Exchange site if you feel that the answers you received from the earlier time do not meet your requirements or expectations.
This is a classic case of cross-posting. The questions might be worded differently, but "why was this [4-season] show cancelled" and "why did they ...
Migration is complete. The following questions now live here:
Please help me identify a post apocalyptic movie
Sci-Fi movie about a shapeshifter
A Documentary or Short film set in Medieval Europe about a king who impales enemies and a Scientist that gives electric shocks to corpses
Can't remember the name of this cartoon from the mid 90s
Horror movie ...
Yes, absolutely we should. SFF:SE should aim to be the home of science fiction and fantasy questions (including those related to anime, manga and animated films) and we should welcome any additional questions from our sister sites with welcome arms.
Points in favour
It's been long-established that questions are on-topic as long as they contain scifi or ...
This Data Explorer query, when run on Movies&TV, gives us a list of incoming migrations. It's not filtered only on migrations from SciFi, but 99% of them are, so I won't bother forking the query to allow filtering.
Results: From the beginning of 2014 there have been 14 migrations from here to M&TV. None of them have been rejected by the M&TV ...
Nah. Not only would automatic migration be a flashpoint for contention (nearly a quarter of mod-migrated question have ultimately been rejected, I can only assume the number would be higher if we allowed community migration) but there's simply very few questions that get asked on SFF:SE that need to be migrated, As user1027 pointed out, less than one or two ...
This sounds like a great idea in general: if ID questions are getting closed over there that would be upvoted and answered over here, then there's no reason not to deprive those questions' OPs of getting their answers. That said, I'd mention a few caveats we should consider.
I've never spent any time on the Anime & Manga SE, but having ...
According to main meta
A question can also be rejected by the target community after it has already been migrated if it gets closed (except as a duplicate) or deleted on the target site.
The question was closed on SFF meta (as "unclear what you're asking") so the migration was rejected. I've re-opened and unlocked the question.
This seems to be largely addressed on your home site
My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?.
In brief, yes, we at SFF:SE are more than happy to accept video game identification questions, and have done so for many years (with a pretty good rate of success, I might add).
Other than making sure that you're ...
This doesn't sound like a bad idea. The migration system is sort of broken at the moment and needs a large overhaul which is mostly why it's not really used. There are few migration pathways open, none out of SFF, for example. That means it's down to either flagging a mod to move the question elsewhere or commenting and pointing a user to re-ask elsewhere. ...
It's a moot point now.
The question could indeed have been migrated to Movies & TV, but none of the close-voters, nor the OP himself, ever flagged it for migration. I don't know why they didn't, but at this point the post is more than 60 days old and therefore cannot be migrated. It's stuck on the SFF site forever now.
I would be fine with this idea but there are some things to understand first.
Given our solid track record of solving story-ID questions
i know i'm cherry picking but as i said in a comment our ability to answer them was never the issue. i answered many myself, we've had users to get tag badges, we did everything under the sun to try and set a standard ...
Don't migrate crap questions that need work
If the question is in need of a lot of editing, or should be closed as "Needs detail or clarity", "Needs more focus" and/or "Opinion-based" don't migrate it. It will only end up getting closed on the target site and the migration rejected.
Informal migration is still ...
Wanted to throw this in, since it's pretty relevant. SO has had some big discussions on it and I think this part of the accepted answer is relevant to all sites, as the question there was asking for open-ended migration options
The problem with allowing arbitrary sites to be entered is that a lot of the time, the community on one site has really no idea ...
It should be added to the list of migration paths. That way, a possible migration is put to the vote, rather than left to the opinion of a single moderator.
(Vote up if you agree, down if you disagree).
This data.SE query shows how many questions have been migrated away from this site that have never been closed on the target site. Movies & TV is by far the most common target for successful migration:
Site Count Latest Migration
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Movies 72 2016-03-22 15:09:53
English 8 2016-02-02 15:49:...
We've only migrated three questions from here to main meta in the last year. That's a small enough workload for five moderators to handle easily. As Kevin said, the primary reason for a migration path is that the volume of migrations becomes a strain on mods' time.
As to the specific question you link to, at no time did the OP say he wanted it ...
Echoing Mike's answer, if you plan to ask "What is the connection between X and Y?" you need to clarify why you feel there's a connection and highlight what you would consider to be an acceptable answer.
"Is 'The Princess Diaries' part of the MCU?"
would be an astoundingly poor question. There's no indication that this is the case and ...
(A late answer, but)
Based on what is on-topic now, it shouldn't have been migrated.
That having been said, it's now way past the 60 day limit for either emigration or (I'd imagine) re-immigration. So your best bet would be re-asking, possibly linking to the cross-site duplicate and noting that you haven't received a satisfying answer over there so far.