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It would be cool to have the option to flag a post that should be moved to another stack exchange site. The flow could be like this:

  • "Flag"
  • "it doesn't belong here"
  • "it belongs on a different stack exchange site"
  • dropdown menu of other stack exchange sites
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closed as too localized by Robert Harvey Mar 13 '12 at 18:31

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Isn't that the same thing as migration? –  Mysticial Mar 13 '12 at 18:23
    
Is migrate an option to moderators already? (I'm not so I don't see it) –  DesignerGuy Mar 13 '12 at 18:26
    
Close as: "off topic" (or flag as "doesn't belong here") And you get a list destination sites. If you feel strongly that it belongs on a not listed site. Use the "other" option and plead your case. –  Mysticial Mar 13 '12 at 18:27
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  1. This already exists to a limited extent and doesn't work very well when general users do it, often resulting in questions getting slammed closed on the receiving site and pissing off that community.

  2. You can still get this to happen by flagging it for mod attention and putting the move request and justification in the message to the mod.

In my experience, only about 5% of the time is a migration valid because most questions that are off-topic are poor questions to begin with. Beefing up the migration capabilities of the general population of users (ie. non-high-rep, non-mod) will just propagate garbage to other areas of the Stack Exchange ecosystem. I would much rather not add pollution and increase global warming.

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