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Should be an option when closing “off-topic” questions

Oftentimes when I see a question about something completely 100% made for Database Administrators, it seems as though my only option is to Flag the post for moderator attention.

At what point would Database Administrators SE be added to the off topic listing of SEs that the question should be posted on? (or any other non-main SE for that matter)

The reason it is bothersome is because it seems people try to close DBA-like questions to move to Server Fault, when they really belong on Database Administrators.

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marked as duplicate by Lorem Ipsum, Robert Harvey Nov 30 '11 at 1:11

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Related:… – Shog9 Nov 30 '11 at 0:46
See my answer in the above linked question. DBA is not even in the top 5. If anything, TeX - LaTeX will be the next to get it. Your experience of seeing a lot of DBA questions comes from your selective reading bias. – Lorem Ipsum Nov 30 '11 at 1:00
In the meantime, flagging for moderator attention works well. – Robert Harvey Nov 30 '11 at 1:03
@yoda thanks for the link. I see what you are saying, and I guess me having a DBA background/interest guides my reading. Thank you! Your comment should be an answer. It's the right answer. – Thomas Stringer Nov 30 '11 at 1:03
@RobertHarvey I agree, this is the best right now. I just wonder what the moderator(s) are thinking seeing these hundreds of "this belongs on DBA" flags. :) I'm sure they're annoyed at me by now. :D – Thomas Stringer Nov 30 '11 at 1:03
The number of "should be on DBA" flags in the queue is a relatively small proportion of the overall moderation effort. That said, migration makes the most sense when the questions are new, with no accepted answers. Migrating old posts that have already run their course seems less useful. – Robert Harvey Nov 30 '11 at 1:06
@Shark I've voted to close this question since it is a duplicate of that one. Since I've already answered it in that question, you can upvote it if you like. – Lorem Ipsum Nov 30 '11 at 1:06
@yoda done! And thank you. The upvote is reflected in your other post. Thanks! – Thomas Stringer Nov 30 '11 at 1:09

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