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Flags are a bad fit for this. They're expedient if you only expect to migrate maybe a half-dozen questions, ever, but if you expect to migrate "as many as possible" of the 4K+ ID questions here it puts entirely too much responsibility on entirely too few people: the flaggers from SFF and the mod team here. Such a campaign stands to affect a lot ...


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The edit history suggests that it was merged with this duplicate on SciFi. The user posted the same question on two sites in the SE network, which is a no-go. So merging them makes sense. I assume we drew the short straw because we are Beta, so the question went to SciFi. Considering that it is an ID question, I am not really sorry about it, though. ;)


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When identification questions were discontinued here, not all of them were migrated/deleted. There were criteria for keeping high quality ones that received proper answers as detailed in this related meta question, which were closed and locked but not deleted. About ~1000 such questions are still around and yours falls under these criteria, too. Only those ...


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Indeed this is very related to the whole Movies-SciFi-Overlap discussion and to be resolved in more or less the same way. Thus there is naturally overlap between Movies & TV and Anime & Manga but this does neither mean anything anime is to be migrated from this site to Anime & Manga nor that a question would be closed as a duplicate if a similar ...


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So here's what happened with that question, the first 2 steps of which are exactly the proper way as outlined in your question already: It was migrated from the main site to meta. Then it was indeed closed as a duplicate of the existing faq question. Then the user actually deleted his migrated question on meta later. Then he also deleted the original ...


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were identification requests automatically moved to Science Fiction and Fantasy without regard to relevance? No. The process for moving those questions over was the one outlined in this related meta discussion. Basically, we had the users of SciFi.SE gather a list of all the questions they would be willing to take, since they are the ones best-versed in the ...


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You pose a good suggestion, but let's look at this a little closer. We can take a look at our off-migrations here (well, 10kers at least). This shows that over the entire lifetime of the site we have migrated a whole lot of 29 questions away from us, to the following sites: Science Fiction and Fantasy: 13 Movies & TV meta: 6 Physics: 3 Anime and Manga: ...


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In general a question belonging on another site is in itself not an appropriate close-reason. The primary question you have to ask is, is it on-topic on this site? Granted, the specific question is indeed not appropriate for our site and has been closed as such. Though, I strongly doubt it's on-topic for either ELL.SE or ELU.SE, though, but let's concentrate ...


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I did not consider migrating that question to English Language & Usage so much, since it was already a migrated question that was simply inappropriate for our site and thus closed as "too broad", rejecting the migration. Neither did any user actually flag the question for migration. Granted, looking at the comments one user pointed out that it could find ...


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