Suppose there's a question over on MathSE under the tag [puzzle] that, among all questions tagged puzzle, I think would especially be of interest to the users here on PuzzlingSE. Also, it's a question I really want answered :P. Is there an appropriate way to bring this question to the attention of PuzzlingSE users?

  • One idea would be to cross-post the question, but I think there's a general agreement that duplicates should be avoided across SE sites for the sake of good housekeeping (can't mark-as-duplicate across sites).

  • I could bring it up in chat, in The Sphinx's Lair I presume (great name btw), but then I don't think that would reach a very wide audience.

Does anyone have any appropriate suggestions?

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    $\begingroup$ I think that bringing it to chat may expose it to more than you may think $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 6:12
  • $\begingroup$ Linking to it here might help as well... $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ @GentlePurpleRain I was going to throw a bounty on it, and post it places when I've got a wee bit more time to be attentive to the post. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 15:09

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IF it's not getting appropriate attention on the stack where it was originally posted

this generally means:

  • it has no positively scored answers
  • it has no accepted answer
  • the view count demonstrates it's not being seen much

AND it would be a good fit somewhere else

this generally means:

  • it's on-topic for a different stack
  • it fits the local customs and requirements for the different stack
  • it doesn't violate rule 1 of migrations: "don't migrate crap"

THEN the original poster can request a migration of a question to the other stack.
These requests are usually honored.
Migrations can sometimes happen even without the OP requesting it, but that's a harder sell; we don't really want to be seen as poaching questions from elsewhere.

So if it makes sense to migrate, rather than merely point to it, it's always an option to just get the question migrated from Math.SE to Puzzling.

Short of that, a mention in our chat room is probably the best bet. It may not seem very active, but a lot of our site's most active puzzlers pop in and out of there and at least read what's going on, even if not contributing to the conversation.


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