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No, for the same reasons we don't migrate to GameDev. SoftwareRecs' policy on games is extremely strict. Game questions there must solve problems- not alleviate boredom and not solve a particular individual's tastes. Almost all the game recommendations I've seen on Arqade violate those rules. The only questions that might be allowed are mod recommendations, ...


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To enable migration paths to other sites for 3kers, we need: a meta question about it, such as this one, and a history of manual migration from mods. Last time I spoke to Shog9 about this, he looked at the migration stats and found 3 questions we sent there in the last 90 days. He laughed and then politely declined. In this site's lifetime — or, more ...


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For a more general rule, the only time we should recommend moving questions between sites is if the question is off topic for the current site, but would be a good, on-topic question elsewhere. Some sites overlap a little bit. If a question is on topic for two sites, it is the asker's choice which community they ask on. The other thing to remember: Don't ...


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Like Frank pointed out - the main rule of migrations is "don't migrate crap". If a question is good enough to be migrated (and to be honest, this is a very rare occurrence), you can always custom flag it for moderators to take a look, as we have the ability to migrate questions wherever they might need to go. There's no need to set up a bunch of migration ...


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Migration paths to outside sites have been closed since at least 2014. From what I understand, migration was mostly used poorly, so the tool was taken away from 3k users. While migration paths outside meta aren't there for regular users, moderators can migrate questions to other sites. If you think a question should be migrated, please flag it for moderator ...


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When you vote to close a question as Off Topic, you are given the choice of voting to migrate it to another site. THe options availiable vary by SE site, and are determined by Mods/Admins. In the case of Arqade, the only availiable migration path of this sort is to Meta. If more than 3 close votes suggest migration to the same place, the question is migrated....


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I don't think this has to be moved necessarily. While it would be on-topic on SuperUser, as it's a question about computer software, and while there is a good chance that the asker gets competent answers there, it's not necessarily off-topic on this site. To my understanding, Steam classifies as a game-specific utility and questions about that are allowed ...


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Running a query against our migrated posts, here's what I came up with: We've migrated a total of 36 posts to SU over the life of our site Two have been rejected. We migrated nine last year. One of which was rejected. From that, I don't believe we have enough migration traffic to really justify a migration path. Granted, some users post their question ...


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Disclaimer: I am just an experienced user who wants to give their opinion. Some more official guidance from moderators is probably more appropriate. First, I want to get our "what topics can I ask about here" page involved: Arqade is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles, computers, handhelds, and mobile devices. If ...


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Looking at the last 5 of your questions on your site with both story-indentification and video-games I agree that no one should be recommending moving them to the Arqade. If any one of those questions were asked here, they would promptly be closed and deleted as they do not meet our strict guidelines for game-identification questions. Even if they did have ...


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We close Game Identification questions without an audiovisual artifact because they're just not a good fit for our Q&A format, but that doesn't mean we don't want to help users track down a game. Due to this there's nothing wrong with redirecting users to chat or another site (like reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick) which would be better suited to helping ...


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Many of Arqade's users don't know the rules and guidelines for other sites. Specifically: Superuser never answer questions about consoles or non-PC hardware/software. GameDev don't allow "how do I get started?" questions, which make up 90% of the game development questions we get here. SoftwareRecs only consider game questions on-topic in certain ...


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Mods can migrate questions to GameDev as needed. Flag a question if you feel this is appropriate. If every question I saw comments about "belonging on gamedev" got migrated, I think they'd like us a lot less over there.


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The question is older than 60 days and cannot be migrated.


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If the game has a scifi/fantasy setting, such identification questions might well be on-topic on https://scifi.stackexchange.com under the story-identification tag.


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Questions about specific video games, no matter how technical, are categorically off topic on SU. So, sorry, but I won't be migrating it. You could try a bounty, but our track record with tech questions isn't great.


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Following a larger discussion around how we can better help users that visit our site, Arqade now has two faq questions for suggesting good places to go for off-topic Identification and Recommendation questions: My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead? My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. ...


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