As discussed here. SE is capable of migrating a large amount of questions from Math.StackExchange to History of Science and Math. The main culprit would be to go for questions under the tag math-history.
What are peoples opinions on this? Obviously quite a bit of work will need to be done to the newly added questions. However in the long term we will be able to gather SE questions and answers relevant to the site.
This can also be expanded to other sites such as:
- Math Overflow
- Physics SE
- Chemistry SE
- Biology SE
If people are divided on this view, I will host a poll but I think that the benefits (boost of wealth to the site etc.) out weight the disadvantages (extra moderation/reviewing and flood of questions etc.). Please post your views below.
Let me list some benefits:
- Growth of question and answer wealth
- Organisation of such questions across SE
- Easier spotting of duplicates
- Questions usually fit the style of HSM much more than their original site
- Serves as a catalyst for new questions and answers thus boosting productivity
- HSM actually begins to become a place where questions can be searched and found rather there being a shortage.
- Flood of new questions
- Questions and answers may not follow format/style/convention of HSM
- Votes from one site may not project well onto another
- Too many questions of one subtopic (could be different if other sites are included)
- Retagging, reviewing, edits and duplicates will be a big job
- Questions may not even be in scope of HSM
- OP/Other users on original site not happy with migration (though this is not about happiness)