I have been seeing a lot of off-topic questions by new users which were originally meant for StackOverflow (or other SE site) & not the meta. So, can we do some survey/analysis to improve upon this situation?
We can ask the OP of such posts as to how they got over to meta instead of the main site. This can be done either directly commenting on the question (linking to the survey page ofcourse) &/or if possible automating the process (looks like a no-no, but am not sure)
This might sound like a lot of work, but might help improving the site. Also, can anyone suggest how one could pull out statistics of question put on-hold for being off-topic?
Edit - The main reason to post this is, often the new users WON'T ask the question on the main site again!