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I am of the opinion that the question What math courses should be taught to undergrad electrical engineers: a 40 years update would benefit from attention from members of Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange.

How can that be achieved without cross-posting or migrating the question, or is such a practice not encouraged by Stack Exchange?

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There is no built-in way to share question over several sites, but the idea comes up with some frequency, see for example a feature-request to support asking on multiple sites.

While for general cross-site promotion there is the hot network question list (in the sidebar) and also the general http://stackexchange.com/ neither is designed to get attention for a particular question.

A workaround I am aware of is on the meta-site of MathOverflow where there is a question to collect questions on [math.SE] that users want to promote, this is however a bit of a special case.

Now, for your actual question: To get attention for a specific question from a specific site, I would join the chat of that site and mention the question there. Chat is quite informal, so this should be alright. If there is a lot going on in the room it might be good form to ask if it is alright before posting, if it is rather idle I would just post it in a polite way.

To post on the meta-site of that site is also a possibility; but this could be seen as slightly intrusive (especially if one should be a complete outsider to that site), yet it might still be an option. In any case, I would recommend to try chat first.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the suggestions. I tried chat and received a friendly response. That said, I'm not sure how visible that makes the question. However, I hesitate to act in a more intrusive manner. Perhaps the OP would like to cross-post at some stage, assuming the question receives insufficient attention here. $\endgroup$ – J W Jan 2 '15 at 17:47

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