Further to Michael's recent question and since I couldn't quickly find information on rejecting migrations from SO^H^H other sites...

How do you reject a migration and what happens when you do it?

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A question that is migrated to another site is rejected by that site if:

  • it gets deleted
  • it's closed as Not Constructive, NARQ, Too Localized, or generic Off-Topic

To reject a question that's been migrated here, you should vote to close for one of the reasons listed above.

When a question is rejected:

  • it's unlocked (but not reopened) on the source site
  • any answers that were deleted as part of the migration are undeleted on the source site
  • all migrated answers are deleted on the destination site
  • the migrated question and any answers received on the destination site are locked on the destination site

I can't find a definitive reference, but there are a few mentions of rejected migrations being deleted on the site they had been migrated to. (After 30 days?)

  • That covers what happens during and after a migration but you completely failed to answer the main part of the question - "How do you reject a migration?" Commented Oct 8, 2012 at 10:43
  • ?? The first sentence and the two bullet points cover that. You reject a migrated question by closing it for one of those reasons. If it gets closed as a duplicate, e.g. that's not a rejection. Commented Oct 8, 2012 at 15:23
  • "is considered to be rejected" isn't the same as "how do I reject". I was attracted to the question in the hope that I might somehow be able to reject all that crap that comes over from SO. I didn't think it was possible but nevertheless the question title gave me hope. Extremely misleading. Commented Oct 8, 2012 at 22:00
  • Ok, I took out "considered to be" and clarified that you have to vote to help reject a question. Commented Oct 9, 2012 at 1:13
  • That's better, thanks. Commented Oct 9, 2012 at 2:07

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