When this question was brand new, I voted to close and also flagged it, suggesting that it was perfect for the UNIX Stack. Hours later, when the flag got to the top of the queue and a mod finally looked at it, it had already been closed, and the user had answered their own question, noting that they found the solution on that self-same UNIX Stack. My flag was declined, and that stung a little.
My questions are these:
- In general, is this kind of flag ("Please migrate to site X") welcome? It seems like it should be, as it helps train new users.
- Given that the user found their answer on the target site, the question was clearly on-topic, but may have been a dupe, and may have been closed anyway. Should I vet for dupes on the target site before adding a flag like this? Should only questions likely to be unique on the target site be flagged this way?
- In this specific case, do you think this was a bad flag, bad timing, or just a bad moderator decision?