For the first time in a while I went to StackOverflow, looking for question to answer under the python tag.

I found many questions, including some with high bounties, related to Data Science and not code. Meanwhile in DSSE I find dozens of questions been closed because they are code related.

I mean, check this question, it's entirely about why some pre-processing steps don't work on his DCGAN. There were others, I just not finding them on the browser history.

I feel that there is a strong effort from DSSE Moderators and high reputation members to migratted questions asked on DSSE to SO when they should. But I fail to see a flow from SO to DSSE when questions should be asked here.

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    $\begingroup$ The most obvious thing is to follow SO and flag questions for migration. Using the tags machine-learning, deep-learning, and any tags for packages you're familiar with can help. $\endgroup$ Aug 20 '20 at 17:46
  • $\begingroup$ On our site I have seen questions where instead of flagging or voting on migration, a comment was left saying something like "it might be better to ask this question on XXX". Is that an accepted way of handling it across SX or considered offensive? $\endgroup$
    – Sammy
    Aug 20 '20 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ I think that's needed, after all flagging or voting to close a question doesn't say where it is supposed to go, and waiting until moderation migrates it might take a while and let them overwhelmed. A person can delete their question and place it elsewhere $\endgroup$ Aug 20 '20 at 18:02
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    $\begingroup$ @PedroHenriqueMonforte For migration, you should flag "in need of moderator intervention," in which case you can say where it is supposed to go. $\endgroup$ Aug 20 '20 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ I do, either case I could point to the OP that he could do it himself and save him time. Since he won't have to wait. Also, there is a closing vote for that and it doesn't allow us to point where to, so adding a comment is the polite thing to do, the same applies to questions that need clarity, if possible post what is needed from it. $\endgroup$ Aug 20 '20 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ @PedroHenriqueMonforte According to this post a user from SE AI has been temp banned for this on SE Stats. That is why it would be helpful if moderators could provide guidance what the right approach is. $\endgroup$
    – Sammy
    Aug 20 '20 at 20:57
  • $\begingroup$ The behavior of Stats SE moderators was abusive, so was the behavior of the AI SE moderator which spammed another SE site. There is no indication what so ever that suggesting the redirection of a question is discouraged or that comments aren't the right place for it. $\endgroup$ Aug 20 '20 at 22:00

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