This comment seems like it is at best a non-sequitur, asking the OP to support an Area 51 site:

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It feels kind of like a "cold call" pitch. Maybe if there had been a discussion that led up to it, it wouldn't seem so out of place.

Should comments like these be flagged?

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    No. I have flagged it.
    – Doorknob
    Nov 6, 2013 at 23:38
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    If it's just there for the sake of it, absolutely flag it - it's dependent on context. Nov 7, 2013 at 0:39
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  • Am I the only one (along with the user that posted the comment, obviously) that thinks we should be pointing questions that would be perfect for a new site / proposal for a site to that site? But I agree that that comment could use a bit of work. Nov 7, 2013 at 10:48
  • @Dukeling If the comment had said simply "This question might be a better fit for AI Stackexchange", I probably would have disagreed (in this particular case), but I wouldn't have thought to flag it. There's a difference between advocating moving a question to a more appropriate site, and trying to get a person to join an Area 51 proposal. One's focused on the question, the other is focused on the person.
    – joran
    Nov 7, 2013 at 16:20

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Although A51 is in-network, no, people shouldn't just plug a proposal on any related question (and especially not unrelated ones!). Flag such usage as "not constructive" and perhaps post a comment explaining that they shouldn't post such comments and/or pointing them at this or another meta post on the subject.

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