Many times I find a question which does not belong to SO, and I want to flag it as off topic then I get a list of websites as shown in the screenshot bellow:

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My question is how this list of websites created ? and what can I do if I wanted to mention a website which is not listed there ?

For the instant I have a question which I wanted to flag it as bellowing to https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ but it is not listed !

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    It's comprised of the site's Meta and up to four of the most commonly migrated-to-and-accepted sites. - What makes you think the question belongs on Programmers so much? You don't even have any activity on that site. That's the reason it's not listed. Too many bad questions got migrated there and rejected.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 5, 2013 at 23:18
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    The list is not generated automatically. Apr 5, 2013 at 23:20
  • What makes me think the question belongs to Programmers is that its an algorithmic issue without any programming language assigned Apr 5, 2013 at 23:21
  • @ShaWizDowArd is it a static list ? Apr 5, 2013 at 23:21
  • I believe animuson gave you an answer via the comments... Apr 5, 2013 at 23:23
  • You can flag questions using the custom "other" flag and explain your reasoning to the moderators. They can migrate questions to any site in the network.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 5, 2013 at 23:25
  • @AbuRomaïssae: Having no programming language does not automatically make it off-topic. Software algorithms are on-topic for Stack Overflow. Algorithm concepts are on-topic for Programmers.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Apr 5, 2013 at 23:25
  • yes I agree @animuson, and I think its an Algorithm Concepts more than a Software algorithm Apr 5, 2013 at 23:27
  • I disagree on this being a duplicate of the target question, btw. This asks primarily about which sites show up there. This is something that I don't see answered on the dupe target.
    – user98085
    Apr 6, 2013 at 2:21
  • Yes @FEichinger is there a way to complain about it ? Apr 6, 2013 at 9:18
  • Yes, I have cast a reopen vote because I don't think this is a duplicate. Now if enough people vote it reopen it will be reopened :)
    – Doorknob
    Apr 16, 2013 at 20:53
  • I often find mathematics questions on StackOverflow (for instance, stackoverflow.com/q/16206026/1858225, to which I gave a quick answer anyway just so the person could get on with their life). It would be nice to be able to explicitly flag these questions as belonging where they actually belong. Apr 25, 2013 at 4:00

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The list is generated by Stack Exchange employees, using suggestions from the site moderators and statistics on migrations.

Moderators can migrate questions to sites not on the list but as @animuson commented, your question may not deserve to be migrated to Programmers. Flag it and comment where you think it should go.

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