I'm mostly on Programmers.SE. All too not-uncommonly we get a question that is multiply posted - once on Stack Overflow, and once on P.SE. It is almost standard practice to check to see if there is a newly asked SO question by the user whenever casting a close vote.
Often when looking at the original question on SO there is a 'helpful' suggestion of posting on another site. One example of this (I'm not trying to pick on anyone - its just a question mentioned in another recent MSO question) can be found at How to write something vertically below another math symbol
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Latex. There is a Tex StackExchange site at tex.stackexchange.com -- go ask your question there!
The thing is, as I understand it, this should be flagged for migration. Encouraging someone to repost the question often results in multiple questions (cross posting this is bad, but not the issue here - its the symptom, not the cause).
This is especially true of questions that are closed with 'too broad', and 'primarily opinion based' - the entire SE network has these close reasons (P.SE even has some of the same custom close reasons) and something that is closed on SO for one of these reasons will likely get closed on P.SE for the same reason.
So... what can we do about it? How can we discourage people from suggesting other sites in comments and instead encourage them to flag for migration? (one generally finds that migrations from SO done by mods have a much higher success ratio than the reposting by the asker... mods tend not to migrate crap)
- Is there something we can do against “Ask this on xyz.SE” comments? (sigh... now this shows up in the list of related questions)
Just to get an idea of the scope of this issue, a query on data.se: Recent 'P.SE' comments
Returns back 257 rows (when you ask for more than that), granted not all of them are migration suggestions - some are 'this question is relevant to your question'.
- I think this is more of a programmers.stackexchange.com question. You'll probably get better answers there.
- I would try Programmers.
- This kind of question could be probably more suitable for programmers.stackexchange
- I know this question is on topic... But I feel you may get more interesting answers in either Programmers or Computer Science. Both are sister sites of Stack Overflow.
- Perhaps better suited for http://programmers.stackexchange.com/
- Shouldn't this be over on programmers.stackexchange.com?
- This question might be better suited to programmers.stackexchange.com and formulated as asking pros and cons of each approach instead of asking what is better (for which there is no answer).
- Maybe programmers.stackexchange.com? But they also don't want questions that are primarily opinion-based.
- You may find some answers if you ask this question over programmers, although I am not sure whether it will be rejected over there too.
- This question seems like it's a better fit for Programmers, since it doesn't deal with a programming problem, but rather a development process. Can someone migrate it?
- Questions about "why" fit better on programmers.SE.
- programmers.stackexchange.com is for conceptional questions right?
- Might this belong on programmers.stackexchange.com perhaps?
And the list goes on and on and on.