Quantcast
  • Register
PhysicsOverflow is a next-generation academic platform for physicists and astronomers, including a community peer review system and a postgraduate-level discussion forum analogous to MathOverflow.

Welcome to PhysicsOverflow! PhysicsOverflow is an open platform for community peer review and graduate-level Physics discussion.

Please help promote PhysicsOverflow ads elsewhere if you like it.

News

Please vote for this year's PhysicsOverflow ads!

Please do help out in categorising submissions. Submit a paper to PhysicsOverflow!

... see more

Tools for paper authors

Submit paper
Claim Paper Authorship

Tools for SE users

Search User
Reclaim SE Account
Request Account Merger
Nativise imported posts
Claim post (deleted users)
Import SE post

Users whose questions have been imported from Physics Stack Exchange, Theoretical Physics Stack Exchange, or any other Stack Exchange site are kindly requested to reclaim their account and not to register as a new user.

Public \(\beta\) tools

Report a bug with a feature
Request a new functionality
404 page design
Send feedback

Attributions

(propose a free ad)

Site Statistics

124 submissions , 105 unreviewed
3,647 questions , 1,242 unanswered
4,638 answers , 19,680 comments
1,470 users with positive rep
437 active unimported users
More ...

Can users import their own questions from Stack Exchange?

+ 3 like - 0 dislike
131 views

I think that some (not all) of my old Physics Stack Exchange questions would be appropriate here. Many of them are not yet answered to my satisfaction, so having them here would be good. I was wondering if there's a procedure through which I, as a user, can import specific questions from Physics.SE to this site? Of course I could just copy-and-paste them (or re-ask them in new words), but if there's an automatic way it would be neat.

asked Apr 5, 2014 in Support by Nathaniel (495 points) [ no revision ]

The import facility is available only to super-admins because there could be some users (obviously not you) who could misuse this plugin and that would need a lot of cleaning up.  

This is not equivalent to cleaning up questions manually asked, since importing is much faster (limit is upto 150 questions per day) 

Users can suggest what to import on the Import votes list, accessible from a link in the upper menu har

But as you have mentioned this, I will be importing your posts soon. But I first need to import some other posts. 

1 Answer

+ 0 like - 1 dislike

I think it's best to copy and paste, so we don't import upvotes and downvotes--- the voting criteria and scoring here is completely different from stackexchange. Try to import the questions which are graduate level and above, not philosophical stuff (not saying anything about your questions, I haven't seen them).

answered Apr 5, 2014 by Ron Maimon (7,435 points) [ no revision ]

No, copy pasting is not a good idea because

  1. Writing down the attributions correctly manually is very difficult. 
  2. Questions with many answers. Thus also many attributions 
  3. Here, posts are written in HTML (through a source or WYSIWYG editor) but on SE, MarkDown is used.  
  4. Even though the voting criteria is different, the votes are often going to be the same especially for older questions. But I understand what you are talking about. 
  5. Users need some starting points so they can help with the moderation. Beta sites on SE are different, they are part of the huge SE network.     

Thanks dim10--- I agree now.

Your answer

Please use answers only to (at least partly) answer questions. To comment, discuss, or ask for clarification, leave a comment instead.
To mask links under text, please type your text, highlight it, and click the "link" button. You can then enter your link URL.
Please consult the FAQ for as to how to format your post.
This is the answer box; if you want to write a comment instead, please use the 'add comment' button.
Live preview (may slow down editor)   Preview
Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
If you are a human please identify the position of the character covered by the symbol $\varnothing$ in the following word:
p$\hbar$ysicsOver$\varnothing$low
Then drag the red bullet below over the corresponding character of our banner. When you drop it there, the bullet changes to green (on slow internet connections after a few seconds).
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.




user contributions licensed under cc by-sa 3.0 with attribution required

Your rights
...