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As an active participant in the facebook.stackoverflow.com mini-site, most of the off-topic questions are coming from frustrated end users looking for support on the web app. I've also seen this on the main SO site.

I see several of these questions per day. It would be nice to have the option to have this question transitioned over to a site where they might be able to get a solution.

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Are they actual questions about using Facebook or stuff like "why can't I log in"/"why is my account blocked"/"why can't I pay for farmville"? None of the latter kind would be on-topic on WebApps. –  Anna Lear Jan 23 '13 at 20:35
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@AnnaLear: "Why won't Stack Exchange employees accept my friend requests??" –  animuson Jan 23 '13 at 20:37
    
No. I agree those questions (and users) should just go away. This is the question that prompted this request. facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/14488382/… –  cpilko Jan 23 '13 at 20:40
    
@cpilko For a one-off fitting question like that, just flag it for moderator attention and ask for it to be migrated. There's no need to bump a site that actually gets frequent community-driven migrations from the migration destinations list to slot webapps in. –  Anna Lear Jan 23 '13 at 20:44
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Don't you dare. –  ChrisF Jan 23 '13 at 20:45
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But @ChrisF, you're a facebook power user (diamond on WebApps QED) and we'd like to put these wonderful questions in your capable hands ;) –  user7116 Jan 23 '13 at 20:47
    
@sixlettervariables - I really, really hope you are joking. –  ChrisF Jan 23 '13 at 20:48
    
Down votes registered. I removed my hating on TeX. –  cpilko Jan 23 '13 at 20:53
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Your hating on TeX isn't the main problem here, suggesting that crap questions should be moved to another SE site instead of closed on sight is. –  Yannis Jan 23 '13 at 20:54
    
Migration doesn't mean "I don't this here". It means "X wants this" –  Ben Brocka Jan 23 '13 at 20:57
    
@Yannis: No. Crap questions should die. All I'm saying is there should be a path for quality questions to be migrated. –  cpilko Jan 23 '13 at 20:57
    
Then, the answer is simple: Flag those quality questions and ask for them to be moved. If WebApps makes it into the top 4 of migration targets, it will be added to the migration target list. –  Yannis Jan 23 '13 at 20:59
    
@Yannis Fair enough. –  cpilko Jan 23 '13 at 21:00
    
@Yannis - I would hope (and expect) that they'd only add Web Apps (or any site) as a migration target if that site wanted to be a target. –  ChrisF Jan 23 '13 at 21:12
    
@ChrisF In theory, I'd hope and expect the same. In practice, I didn't care at all about TeX making it into the list (as it replaced ProgSE). –  Yannis Jan 23 '13 at 21:14

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In the past 90 days there have been 3 questions migrated from SO to webapps with a 66% rejection rate, which means there has been exactly one appropriate migration in the past 90 days. There are 26 more SE sites that have more migrations (from SO) than webapps.

So no, it's not a good candidate for the frequent migration targets.

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But if we increased the quantity of migrations, surely the quality would improve too! –  mmyers Jan 23 '13 at 20:57
    
@mmyers Yep, just ask server fault about that. –  Servy Jan 23 '13 at 20:58
    
Thanks for the data-based answer @Servy. –  cpilko Jan 23 '13 at 20:59

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