I came across a question on Ask Ubuntu. It's a fine question for AU, it's on topic, clear, well written and the OP has been answering all requests for information. Everything is just as it should be. However, the OP has not received an answer that solves their issue despite the question having been asked on the 7th of September, more than 60 days ago.
I want to suggest to the OP that they should try asking on Unix & Linux instead. The question is very much on topic there as well and, given the tastes of the U&L community, is actually far more likely to attract interest and answers.
However, since we can no longer migrate questions that are more than 60 days old and since we have decided that cross-posting is against the rules, I don't know what to suggest to the OP. The options I can see are:
Delete the original question, post again on U&L. This has the obvious drawback of also deleting the perfectly good and useful answers that the question has already received. While none of them is the answer that will solve the OP's problem, they may very well help the next user to come along and deleting them would remove good content.
Tell them to post again on U&L without deleting the original. This would be cross-posting which is against the rules.
Tell them to reformulate the question in such a way as to not be a complete duplicate. This seems to be asking a bit too much. The OP has already done a good job of writing the question out, explaining the issue and providing examples of what they've tried. Asking them to reformulate just to get around our rules seems a bit much. How much work can we reasonably expect from our users? Just how many hoops should they go through to ask a question?
I was thinking of posting the question myself. This is one of the less rational sides of our stance on cross-posting. Were I and not the OP to ask the exact same question on U&L, it would not be considered cross-posting. However, I don't know the details of what the OP wants to do and, in any case, it's not my question but the OP's.
The obvious solution is to allow mods to migrate questions irrespective of how old they are (I honestly have no idea why this is not the case already). Alternatively, we could relax our position on cross-posting, perhaps allowing questions that are on topic on multiple sites (e.g. U&L, AU and SU) to be posted on all of them and have some kind of mechanism to share the answers.
Under the current system, what else can the OP do? Are there any other options?