Occasionally we get questions with no statistical content, such as

So our choices are to either close as off-topic or migrate. But right now, only a mod could migrate this question because Quant.SE isn't a migration target in the VTC dialogue.

Quant.SE is no longer in Beta, which means it is feasible to add the website as a migration target to the VTC dialogue.

Should we add it as a migration target? Is this a good idea?

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    $\begingroup$ We are limited in the number of targets. If I remember correctly, we get at most three. That implies Quant.SE should be a more frequent target than the current ones (CV Meta, Math.SE, and SO). That seems unlikely based on the history of posts on CV. $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 14:04
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    $\begingroup$ Ah! I didn't realize we were limited in the number of targets. In that case, it makes sense that Meta, Math and SO would be the three we should pick. $\endgroup$
    – Sycorax Mod
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 14:16
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    $\begingroup$ See the original thread upon which the choice of the two current ones (besides meta) was based: What migration paths should we allow? ... the answer from Jeff Atwood being the conclusion of the discussion $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ See also this somewhat related thread Would it make sense to add Data Science SE to the list of suggested sites for migration of a question? $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 23:35
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    $\begingroup$ It isn't clear to me why we should have that constraint, though. On Stack Overflow there are >3 migration targets. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 11, 2019 at 11:25
  • $\begingroup$ I never heard of Quant.SE till now, please edit a link into the top of your question: quant.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$
    – smci
    Commented Oct 12, 2020 at 19:16

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I didn't know this, but we are limited to only 3 migration targets. It makes the most sense to allocate these 3 slots to the 3 most prevalent targets, which I assume are

  • Meta.Stats.SE,
  • Math.SE and
  • SO.SE.
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    $\begingroup$ Seems like that limit ought to increase as the number of sites on the StackExchange network increases. I mean, if a limit of 3 sites was once appropriate when there were fewer potential migration targets, then presumably a limit of more than 3 would be appropriate now that there are more potential migration targets. $\endgroup$
    – Nat
    Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 14:00
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    $\begingroup$ This would be an appropriate point to raise on the SO-wide Meta. I think 3 is just a default setting, chosen for no especially rigorous reason. What I've learned in the past from interactions with the SO staff and moderators is that they're reluctant to deviate from the default configurations on most websites (SE.SO being a "special case" due to its extraordinary volume of traffic). $\endgroup$
    – Sycorax Mod
    Commented Sep 13, 2019 at 14:03

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