It appears to be a bone of contention on many of the sites that subjectively lousy questions are being migrated/dumped on other sites rather than simply being closed as bad questions (the most recent example being How do I get access to my Amazon EC2 instance? ).
I would like to propose a way to downvote what the receiving site considers a "bad" migration with semantics similar to how downvoting an answer works. This would hopefully encourage the people voting to migrate bad questions to think twice before foisting their site's trash on a sister site.
Lest it seem that I'm singling out SO->SF migrations, I believe SuperUser gets the bulk of the community's trash - a lot of it from ServerFault - and hopefully something like will help keep their corner of the community cleaner as well.
Some numbers (motivated by @Shog9) -- Perhaps a data.stackexchange.com wizard can enhance this to split by close reason?
Site Migrated in Migrated in then closed % closed % Invalid Stack Overflow 3384 1528 45.1% Server Fault 10275 402 3.9% Super User 20517 1047 5.1% Programmers 6746 399 5.9%
- Shog9's answer on Allow diamond moderators to reverse question migrations?
- RD1's answer on Please stop using Programmers.SE as your toilet bowl (via Mark Trapp)
- Robert Moir's discussion Should moving "offtopic" questions to other Stack Exchange sites cost reputation?