What is the general strategy for questions that users have asked in one Stack Exchange site that are off-topic, but there is an Area 51 site for which it is perfect but in the commit stage?
To give this specificity, the instance I am concerned with is English Language and Usage (ELU), ELU vs Ling.SE. There are many excellent questions coming in of interest to many ELU users that are off-topic because they are not English specific: they are are about English compared to other languages or about general linguistics.
There is of course an Area 51 site, Linguistics.SE, where such questions would be totally on-topic (in fact created by some heavy ELU users).
Since Lin.SE is in the commit phase, no questions can be submitted there. Many people on ELU are totally aware that their linguistic questions are off-topic so they're not even bothering to ask them.
What should one do (as a user with linguistic style questions)? Should they:
- hope to remember them when/if the site becomes beta?
- post to ELU, expecting them to be closed immediately, but so that they are on record and they can be migrated when Ling.SE is in beta?
- some other strategy?
What was the policy/strategy for Stack Overflow when Server Fault and Super User and Programmers and Web Applications and Code Review were being developed? What happens with other such interrelated sites?