1.) The question was framed towards skepticism, not statistics. An answer
has been given already on the other
board and it is completely
inappropriate to what I asked.
On Cross Validated you got 2 answers more in a relatively short time, while you only got one very short one in the time this question was open here. You weren't getting good answers here, so I don't think this is an argument against migration.
2.) It was my question, addressed to this community. Having no control over
the question that I ask is extremely
All questions and answers are licensed under a Creative Commons license, this means they can be used on other sites as long as proper attribution is given. It takes a while getting used to it, especially when you see your posts the first time on sites that just take the content of the whole StackExchange network and publish it somewhere else. Your question does not only belong to you after you post it here, anyone can use it under the terms of the license. I consider this one of the big strengths of the StackExchange sites, as the content here can not be hidden behind a paywall, it will always remain free under the CC license.
Your question can also be edited by high-reputation users, also taking control away from you. Those are features that, in my opinion, make SE sites better, but it can certainly be unexpected.
The main objective of any of the Q&A sites here is to get good answers to questions. Migration of questions is one way to achieve this, and it is usually much less frustrating to the asker than just closing the question.
3.) My login here does not carry over to the statistics board. Please don't
make the users chase their questions
AND re-register at each place you move
their questions to.
It takes me about 2 clicks to create an account on a different SE site, it is somewhat annoying, but you also don't absolutely need this second account. You can still see the answers to your question, you only need the account if you want to interact further with the answerers.
4.) Most importantly, there were better options. It would have been
more appropriate to simply close the
question. If I WANTED to go ask on the
stats board, I could then have done
Wanting the question closed instead of migrated is a very unusual request. Migrating questions is meant to make it easier for people who accidentally post on the wrong site. Just closing the question seems somewhat hostile, migrating might ensure that they get their answer and it seems a lot friendlier.
I acknowledge that this is not exactly a typical case, but we can't really ask everyone before migrating questions. It will only confuse most people, and I think the cases were migration is not wanted are by far the minority. The current procedure is appropriate for most cases, but there will always be exceptions.
If you still want to close your question on Cross Validated, I can relay that to a mod on that site.