Since the MSO/MSE split, it has become quite clear that questions on MSE that are only relevant to a specific site are off-topic on MSE. There is even a close reason for these questions
This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated.
However, these guidelines leaves a small gap where certain users may not be able to get any assistance.
Users with less than 5 rep cannot participate in the site's meta (which would obviously include suspended users), so how are these users supposed to get assistance if they can't post on their per-site meta and the question would supposedly be off-topic for MSE?
Since new users may need the most help in trying to understand the site's rules and culture, we may be inadvertently driving them away because they can't get help. Questions about why their question was closed and how to improve it would certainly be worthy of the meta site and may allow users to redeem their content.
Of course, I'm not advocating we remove the 5 rep limit for participating in the per-site meta as that restriction helps limit the off-topic questions and other noise on the meta site. But I am curious how we should be directing these users and handling these types of questions.
This question was inspired by How to get a Question OFF hold? as the user was curious about reopening a specific question on a specific site. No one has voted to close it as off-topic yet (at least as of this writing), but I didn't see any relevant discussions on meta about this scenario, a side question here is how questions like this should be handled?
- Should the question be allowed to remain open?
- Should it be migrated to the appropriate meta site (or can it be migrated since the OP doesn't have enough rep)?
- And if it does get migrated, will the OP even be allowed to participate in the discussion
- Or is there another avenue that I am missing.