If we asked a question which was seen as on-topic (and maybe even upvoted) and it hung around on the site for a while, but did not generate an answer. Can we migrate the question to another site where it remains in scope? Or should I just cross-post and double-link?

As a concrete example, I asked a question about crypto-currency on Jun 28:

Bitcoin and preventing double spending in decentralized digital currencies

It generated a answer-comment but not quiet an answer, some upvotes, and otherwise has sat idly on cstheory. Since that time, however, a new SE site sprung up:


Where this question would remain in scope. Does it make sense to migrate the question if the OP (in this case me) agrees? Or would that be bad-practice?


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Migrating means closing as off-topic for this site. Also someone may answer the question in future so I think it shouldn't be done in such cases.

On the other hand, no one is preventing you from posting it by yourself on other sites (cross-post) after a reasonable time has passed.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I didn't know that dubbing off-topic and migrating were inherently linked. I will stick to the cross-posting then. $\endgroup$ Aug 22, 2011 at 22:15

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