I recently asked a question on meta.stackoverflow.com (please see it for the context; I didn't copy it to this question in order to avoid unnecessary duplication context quoted below*), so the damage (repetition) has been done, however I'd still please like to request your learned assistance and opinions on whether or not I could have used another word(s) that would suit the context? Move / moved was the best I could come up with after way too much internal deliberation.


*Repetion in the partial quotes emphasised:

However, the first time a question I answered got migrated (to Pro Webmasters), I registered ..

.. their question has been migrated to and I ..

.. due to their questions being migrated. As it stands now, a lot of the answers to migrated questions ..

.. new answers on a migrated question until they've registered an account on the site their question was migrated to either, and the message they're greeted with upon migration itself is very perfunctory ..

.. a link to where it was migrated to, I'd like to make a feature-request that there's a little more prodding and cajoling for the OP to register an account on the site their question was migrated to ..

  • Please include some context. Questions should stand alone to prevent link rot. Jan 17, 2012 at 22:19
  • @MonicaCellio -- done. I shortened the quoted parts to just the relevant bits for this question. Jan 17, 2012 at 22:33
  • I don't understand the point of this question. In the context of questions being moved around on SE, migrated is the prefered word. Using anything else is positively undesirable - that's the specific term we've adopted and endorsed, and consistency is a virtue in such matters. Jan 17, 2012 at 23:15
  • @FumbleFingers -- the point of the question, for me, was to find likely synonyms and so far, jwpat7 has just about answered my query and I'll be marking that as the answer after a reasonable amount of time to let other people answer has passed. Jan 18, 2012 at 0:34

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Migrate and move probably are the best words for this; relocate also is good. Some people would understand shift, as in "That question was shifted from stackoverflow.com to overlords.stackexchange".

Beyond those four suitable words, some less-than-perfect possibilities include: re-site, locomote, transport, re-hang, shuffle off, kick upstairs, down-the-hall it.

  • +1. I quite like relocate and I didn't even think of shift. Thanks! Jan 17, 2012 at 22:34
  • +1 Kicked though not always upstairs. Gotta checkout down-the-hall, though. All good points suggested.
    – Kris
    Jan 18, 2012 at 6:38
  • @Kris, Three links that mention much-photocopied poster or saying "Would you mind taking your silly-ass question down the hall?" are 1, 2 [4th item], 3. The latter shows only the first page of an academic-looking article about "photocopy lore" in the business environment. Jan 18, 2012 at 6:48

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