I'm active on several SE sites, and on a couple of them I've tried to a few times to flag posts to move to another site (that I use actively) that isn't listed in the "off-topic" migration sites. On the busier sites at least, I've had little, if any, success with this.
Finally (leaving aside my poor judgement) I figured the reason might be is that the moderators are very busy and I am simply wasting their time by raising such flags. I have also started being able to review close votes and I noticed on this question that a user had taken a different approach and had simply voted to close it with a specific comment, in this case
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about statistics and probably belongs to stats.stackexchange.com
To me this seems like a great way of approaching the problem of closing the question and letting the questioner know it belongs elsewhere. Moreover it's community based and doesn't use the moderators time. Is this a common or recommended idiom in using stackoverflow?
- Easier path to close vote/migration "vote" for questions that "don't belong here"
- Migrate to *any* site?
- Close as off topic, flag to migrate, or both? (but note I have >1000 rep on the sites concerned so whilst the accepted answer is useful it doesn't entirely address my concern) )