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When flagging with "belongs to ... site" reason, should we consider the current form of the question?

Please vote to close (or not) based on the question in its current form. This is especially important with migrations (“belongs on …”), because having a question migrated then closed is a far worse ...
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Should Law.SE be an automatic migration destination?

It would be nice to have somewhere to ship those questions. But migration isn't only about getting the wrong kind of content off our site, it is also about getting the right kind of content onto the ...
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How to appropriately flag questions for migration?

That was me. It's been so long since I didn't have the privilege to do things, that I sometimes forget that others can't do things. I was expecting people to vote to close (VTC). I keep feeling like I ...
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Migration flag is limited to a very short SE sites list, why?

The vast majority of all migrations are to the top two in the list, these were chosen from the initial data gathered when we were a young site and mods had to do most of the migration. This has been ...
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Let's not go to Stack Overflow; 'tis NOT a silly place

Thansk for raising this issue! Talking about it here on Meta is a good first step. In the long run, I think the only solution is to comment whenever someone suggests a bad migration (be it in a ...
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My question was migrated to Super User but I think it was an inappropriate decision

While there might be all kinds of malware/rootkit/hooking/kernel elements to your situation, that's not what you asked. What you asked was how to find a file you couldn't find. That's a SuperUser ...
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Are questions about cryptography migrated?

There have been cases where I have migrated based on that model and it has been rejected. Although, I am happy to start fresh and see where we need to find a happy medium.
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5 votes
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Questionable migration and loosing upvotes

The author asked for it to be migrated. After I tried to sort through all the comments and answers to determine the best fit, it still wasn't 100% clear to me to migrate or not. The deciding ...
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5 votes

Why was this migrated?

Because your question was on the basic use of the tool. It wasn't about security, but about tech support (of an encryption tool). "How to run command X?" tends to be more on topic at SuperUser. We ...
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How to migrate to Ask Ubuntu?

A moderator has to be involved in migrating questions to a site that isn't one of the five listed. Flagging the question for mods with a note saying which site is the best way to handle that.
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4 votes

Is a question on how to evaluate anomalies in SOC reports on topic for this site?

I think one of the reasons why you are getting poor responses is that your question is not very focused. You might get the same type of responses here. This is what you have said: Prospective ...
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If a question got asked again in another SE instead of being migrated to the new SE, what should we do?

Typically if a cross post has been answered well, and the answer is accepted on another site, we close it here. If it has good answers and is accepted here, we'll usually keep it. On occasion, ...
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3 votes

Would this be a good question if moved here: Token-based authentication using access and refresh tokens

In principle, yes, that type of question would be welcome here, but with one slight change. Asking if it is "secure" is very difficult to answer unless we know "secure against what" So if the ...
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Why was this question about clients reading HTTPS parameters migrated to Super User?

I would petition to migrate it back. SU is not the correct place. SO might possibly be, but it looks like a straight-up security question to me.
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2 votes

How can I salvage my question after it got "lost in migration confusion"?

The question falls within our off topic reasons - there is no answer we can give here that would be different to the ones we give for any "This looks like I have been hacked" post: If you ...
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2 votes

question migrated to serverfault that should not have been

The reason I migrated it was because the question stated was asking for an interpretation of an error message from openssl. The folks over at serverfault will have more experience interpreting error ...
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Computer security question migrated to bitcoin.SE

It's quite simple. I migrated your question because it was Bitcoin-specific (not just containing the word "bitcoin"). That community would have the knowledge to understand how the mechanisms in ...
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1 vote

Where should this question regarding the viability of new TLDs go?

I think Webmasters.SE would be the best fit. There are a lot of domain registration questions on there and I would expect experts in this field to be lurking there.
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Do questions about test vectors belong to Crypto.SE or SEC.SE?

Many questions about cryptography are also about security and so are on-topic here as well as on Crypto.SE. For example, our many questions about password hashing are on-topic on both sites — but they ...
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Would this question on steganographic protocol design be on-topic?

Kasperd - as it stands, the question would not be suitable on any SE site. The current structure has multiple questions, some unrelated and confusing information, and a title that muddies the water ...
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