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Transferring my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites

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Is it acceptable if I "transfer" my questions and answers from StackOverflow and other SE sites to their respective sites on Codidact?

I do not want to go back to SE sites, never more in my life, but I also would not like to lose all the knowledge that I registered there, and that I understand is a knowledge that also belongs to me and that can belong as well to the new Codidact community.

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As this answer says, yes, absolutely -- it's your work and you're free to post it here.

While you're doing so, please see if you can improve it too. Instead of just copying stuff, let's make it better on Codidact. And if you want to import answers, the best approach is to re-ask the question in your own words and then answer it. (Self-answers are fine.) The new framing of the question should attract other answers too.

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In one word: Absolutely!

If it's your own content, it's yours to rework and/or relicense as you see fit (or keep under CC BY-SA 4.0 as SE mandated with a twist last I looked, which admittedly was a while ago).

If it's someone else's content, you'll need to either rewrite it such that it is no longer considered a derivative work, or comply with the terms of the license under which it is available on SE.

See also Claiming posts sourced from StackExchange.

Just: if you're manually migrating content, please try to not dump it all at once onto a site (it can easily bury other posts), and try to improve it at the same time.

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It is always fine to bring over your own content. After all, it's yours.

However, some sites here will not appreciate you bringing over anyone else's content. That would require us to show attribution, which results in links to elsewhere that we don't want. For example, on the EE site, we don't want any copied content.

If it's your question, there is little problem copying it. But, don't copy any answers unless you wrote them. Basically, you can ask the same question here as you did elsewhere.

If you really want one of your own brilliant answers here, then copy the essence of the question, but not its words directly. Again, some sites here don't want anything that would require attribution. In this case you have the advantage of knowing the answer, so you should be able to write a clearer and more to the point question than the OP. Once the question has be re-written here in your own words, then you can self-answer it here by bringing over your answer.

In all cases when bringing your content here from elsewhere, take the opportunity to read it over, fix typos, spelling errors, awkward wording, and the like. Consider adding section headings, illustrations, etc, to make your post here better than the original. We want to be better than elsewhere, which is clearly impossible to achieve if all we do is copy from elsewhere.

There is the additional problem that search engines will penalize us if we have a lot of copied content. Early in Codidact's history, a few sites mass-imported content from SE. This turned out to actually hurt those sites. We are now in the process of figuring out what to do about it, with some duplicate content having already been deleted.

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