I've read the guidance on why and when I should migrate a question. It's pretty obvious when, and certainly when not to (if there's any doubt). But the guide doesn't tell me how I should do to migrate questions.

The guide: Closing/Migrating question instructions/guidance

The guide I need is a step-by-step action list which I haven't found yet, such as:

  1. On the question, select the mod link
  2. In the options given, select migrate to option
  3. Select the site to migrate to in the editable drop down control
  4. When you select OK the receiving site need to accept your migration suggestion before it's performed.

Or something like that. Is this guide available?


Following the guide by random♦ I see no option to select any other site, nor to search for a site.

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On the question:

  1. Click close
  2. Select Off topic because...
  3. Select This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network
  4. Select belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network

    Or place your cursor into the text field that has type to search

  5. Type in the name of the site (or its domain/subdomain) you want to migrate to.

    Matching sites will appear.

  6. Select the site that matches and that you want to send over to.

    The name will fill inside the text field.

  7. Click Vote to Close


This option is not available if:

  • Thanks! But where I mod (SharePoint.SE) this option isn't available AFAIK. See my updated question with the screenshot. Feb 17, 2014 at 6:05
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    @Benny Then the question might not be eligible for migration. You can (even as a mod) only migrate a question that is less than 60 days old.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:16
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    @animuson That's it! Thanks a lot! It's been bugging me since November last year :-) Feb 17, 2014 at 6:21
  • If the question has been already closed by the community, should I reopen it first? Is there a way to avoid this?
    – Masked Man
    Jun 12, 2018 at 0:30

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