This question is related to Move questions between Stack Exchange sites but as I don't want to bring back a 7 years old topic for an improvement, allow me to make a new one.
We are all aware of newbies that don't get the SE concept of "one website by topic", and post everything on SO. No a big mistake, but probably one of the best ways to get a lot of down-vote and some more or less bad comments, until a good angel moderator moves the question to the correct site.
If you've got enough points to cast a flag
Flagging > Closing > Off-Topic > Migration seems a good answer (even if I was not expecting
Migration in the
Closing section to be honest).
But I'm facing this choice :
As you can guess, the vast majority of off-topic questions do not belong in one of these sites.
Could we improve this list a bit?
Adding a search field would be the best probably, like we have for
Flagging > Closing > Duplicate
Other solutions could be:
- put the Communities of the user (I'm more likely to check questions on subjects I know, even when not on the correct site)
- bring back the most common migration sites for the current site
- put a full list of SE sites (not the best)
Removing this part of the flagging board
As said in the comments :
migrating questions is a good thing-> I don't necessarily agree with that
I can understand this point of view : if the question don't belong to this site, we close it and ask the owner to make a new one on the good site.
Different answer but same problem : this tool is useless and should then just be removed, and the help center guidelines updated to something like "flag as off topic, or ask a moderator to move
if already have a good answer"
How does it work now?
- You have the good site on your list and can cast a migrate flag;
- Or you have to flag a moderator and ask them to manually move the question, based on your single flag and the feeling of the moderator.