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There have been many posts about having a flag for migration, but I think that if we were to have such a flagging option, we should also allow users to specify what site they believe the post should be migrated to.

Next, we can tally votes for each site for a specific post, and if, say, there are 10 (would 5 be better?) flags for migrating a post from Meta to Super User, then it would auto-migrate.

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In other words, you want to lower the bar? – random Nov 26 '09 at 6:40
Aaaah, my eyes! All that boooooooollllllldddd! – Ladybug Killer Nov 26 '09 at 8:40
I'm sure this is a duplicate too – ChrisF Nov 26 '09 at 9:17
Plus there is be no limit on flagging for migrating to other sites. Right now one can only flag 10 times in a day. – Dheer Oct 20 '10 at 11:02
up vote 5 down vote accepted

As a few extras to what ~quack said; currently (with vote -> migrate voting)

  • the magic number is (IIRC) 5 close votes (of any kind)
  • the consensus site of any "migrate" votes is chosen as the target; if there is no consensus, it is simply closed without migrate
  • you can't migrate from meta

Or in examples:

  • get 1 x "not programming related", 3 x "move to superuser", 1 x "move to serverfault"; it migrates to superuser
  • get 3 x "not programming related", 1 x "move to superuser", 1 x "move to serverfault"; it gets closed without migrating
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didn't know that about meta, figured that about consensus, wasn't sure about non-consensus. thanks for the clarification. – quack quixote Nov 26 '09 at 7:11
I don't think that there should be a "not programming related" just a "migrate to" – xenoterracide Apr 26 '10 at 8:35

This is basically how migration already works, except you're asking for it to be available under "flag-the-post" instead of "vote-to-close".

If you feel it needs migrating, but don't have the rep to vote-to-close, you're welcome to flag the post for moderator attention and state you believe it should be migrated.

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I suspect that this creates more comments for the moderator's than needed. for example 10 differently worded moderator attentions probably are all seen by the moderator. where as 10 flag migrate to could just be shown as a single message with a count. – xenoterracide Apr 26 '10 at 8:37
@xenoterracide: not really. i can't speak to Stack Overflow, but on Super User we get a few flags requesting migration ("a few" in total, usually no more than one per question). these are normally by users with under 3k rep, so they can't vote-to-migrate anyway. – quack quixote Apr 26 '10 at 13:26

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