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In the last few weeks I have flagged a number of questions as Off Topic and recommended migration to Super User. Most of these questions were closed, though, not migrated.
Can somebody help me understand that rationale? If a question is flagged, does it not attract moderator attention? If it doesn't, what is the use of flagging?
Does a migrate flag by a knowledgeable expert get superseded by a 5 x close vote of members who don't understand what the question is about?
Is the question better off being closed here at Stack Overflow rather than being migrated to Super User, where it might spark more expert attention in a setting with experts who actually understand what the question is about?
I find it rather short-sighted to close a question, just because it does not belong here, ESPECIALLY if the question has already been flagged for migration.
Why are questions that are flagged for migration not just migrated as per the recommendation of the experts who understand the topic? Why can members who clearly don't understand the topic overrule the migrate flag and have the question closed? If the folks who voted to close had any understanding of the topic they would have flagged for migration. If they don't understand the topic, then they should not vote.
I feel that a migration request flag should supersede a "me too" close flag, especially if the migration flag came first.