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Should users be able to self-migrate a question if they realize that they've posted it on the wrong site? Should there be a reputation threshold before this is enabled?

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Maybe have the question owner's vote worth 4 votes for migration votes, needing only one more to have it moved to SF/SU/SO/MSO would be a good idea.

  • helps teaching the user to post on the correct site in the first place by not making it arbitrarily easy to move
  • yet speeds up moving the question, or even ensures it happens for questions with few views/interest
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I like this, but only if the asker has a linked account at the target site. –  Joel Coehoorn Sep 15 '09 at 18:26
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In fact, something similar for closing seems like a good idea, too. –  Joel Coehoorn Sep 15 '09 at 18:27
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I think 4 votes might be too much. I think 3 would be good, though. That way, it takes two people to confirm the move to other site. –  Thomas Owens Sep 15 '09 at 18:53

If someone isn't familiar enough with the SO/SF/SU/MSO family of sites to post their question in the wrong venue, they probably won't be familiar enough to take advantage of any "self-migration" system (they either won't realize it even exists, or they'll likely misuse it).
I think the current method works fine, as the community usually stays on top of migrating questions to their appropriate venue.

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I don't believe there is a need to complicate this functionality further as questions are currently moved to the appropriate site within minutes usually.

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