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Saw a question on SO that really belonged on meta. It was already closed as not programming related. I flagged it for a moderator as needing to be migrated not merely closed. Now I'm wondering if that is even possible?

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Well, considering Bill explicitly mentioned that he didn't want to migrate it only to close it as a duplicate on the destination site... I'd guess "yes". If nothing else, a moderator could instantly re-open it and then close+migrate it.

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Ah. I didn't think about the ability for them to reopen instantly. – tvanfosson Aug 3 '09 at 0:23
...and I didn't see Bill's comment when I originally viewed the question. I suppose it probably would be closed here too as an "exact duplicate." – tvanfosson Aug 3 '09 at 0:24
You're both right. We can (and I've done this) reopen questions just to migrate them immediately. That question would be an exact duplicate of a question asked yesterday on here, so I just saved a step and closed it once on SO. – Bill the Lizard Aug 3 '09 at 0:56

Yes, it is entirely possible for a mod to reopen a question closed for any reason and then reclose it in the migration process to another site. I've actually done this a few times on SuperUser in the recent past.

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