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
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
No. Please. (I moderate Physics.SE)
Firstly, our FAQ says:
Questions about fictional physics
"Could a warp drive get you out of a black hole?"
Questions about physics of fictional worlds which are not sufficiently grounded in real physics are off topic here, but they may be on topic at Science Fiction & Fantasy.
(If you guys don't ...
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.
The fundamental question of "Can Islam and Buddhism be reconciled" might be on-topic for Islam.SE, but it's far too broad of scope to be well-received on the site. There are many flavours of Islam, just as there are many flavours of Buddhism (heck, there's many flavours of Buddislam, for that matter), so without at least limiting the scope to particular ...
You can use the "other" off-topic close reason:
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about dentists. This could be on-topic at [Toothdecay.SE]. Do not re-post there, the moderators will migrate the question for you.
You can then flag the question for moderator attention and ask for it to be migrated.
And please only do this when the ...
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 ...
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).
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 ...
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 ...
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
------------- ----- ----------------
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 ...