It seems like we've had an upswing in meta posts that actually belong on Stack Overflow (I'm not sure how that happens, but it does). I generally mod flag them, but they usually end up closing before a mod sees the flag. Is it possible to just add a migration path from Meta Stack Overflow to Stack Overflow?
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- Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
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No, I don't support this.
If users are so confused that they ask a programming question here, they need to figure a few things out on their own without us spoon feeding it to them.
Diamond moderators can already migrate between any site, including from Meta to Stack Overflow. Simply flag the question for migration and it will be so. This can also be done if the question was already closed.
As I posted here (which was written before mods had the facility to migrate anywhere in the network):
Under the new modified system, this scheme still works, and would alleviate moderators from having to intervene to do a migration. The 3k+ rep users on Meta are pretty active, and obvious programming questions do get closed quickly. On other per-site-Metas, there's nothing wrong with having this ability as well, though it's probably more likely that a mod will come along first before migration quorum is reached.
I should point out that contrary to what Jeff said in his answer here, programming questions on Meta are actively being migrated by moderators to the parent site (at least some of them). So if what Jeff said is what should happen, then mods need to stop "spoon-feeding" the users. Or, of course, the site close/migration policy could be changed so regular users do the work for the mods...