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I spend some time every day reviewing questions (including "close question" queue). If I select "close as off-topic", I usually get a sub-selection of options to move the question to another site: meta.SO, dba.SE, serverfault, superuser, etc. This is the correct behaviour, or at least the one I've come to expect.

However sometimes, randomly (I haven't figured out the pattern), the sub-selection is not available, I can still select "off-topic", but can't select to move the question to another site. The screenshot below demonstrates this. Selecting another option (e.g. "not constructive") and then "off-topic" again does not help.

Is this a bug or a feature?

EDIT: This screenshot is Firefox on Linux, but I have also encountered this with Firefox on Mac.

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I can confirm, that this happens :) – örs Oct 26 '12 at 14:00
Never seen this. What browser & OS? – Mat Oct 26 '12 at 14:02
I've seen it happen more often when there are already a number of votes cast. Maybe if a mathematical consensus can not be reached with the remaining number of votes it doesn't present you with all the options. – Mike B Oct 26 '12 at 14:05
@Mat I updated the question: have seen in in firefox on linux and firefox on mac. – Aleks G Oct 26 '12 at 14:05
Questions older than 60 days cannot be migrated any more. Disable migration for questions older than 60 days – ChrisF Oct 26 '12 at 14:12
@ChrisF A-ha! That answers the question. It's not like I specifically look for questions to close - I usually just work along the queue until I exhaust my daily votes. Thanks for clarifying the issue then. I guess it's not a bug then. – Aleks G Oct 26 '12 at 14:15
up vote 9 down vote accepted

That question was posted back in 2010, over two years ago. I don't think it was a particularly constructive question back then (and it certainly didn't get a comprehensive set of answers) - moving it to another site now will almost certainly accomplish nothing useful.

That's why migration is disabled for questions older than 60 days. Just close it where it sits, rather than dumping it on another site.

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Great, thanks. I agree with "do not move old questions" policy, just didn't put the 2 and 2 together correctly. – Aleks G Oct 26 '12 at 14:16

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