I have found a lot of related questions to this topic including, What is migration and how does it work?, and a similar one: Why are some questions getting closed as off-topic instead of migrated?
What I have read so far seems mostly to apply to questions that are in the process of being closed. I would like to know if there is something that can be done about questions with the following criteria:
- Already closed as off-topic
- Good question with at least one good answer (judging by up-votes)
- There is a site that would be a good fit for the question
I have a classic example of this question on Stack Overflow: how do I substitute one colour for another, in every object, of an eps file? [closed]. It is clearly a popular question, with a good answer, and in my opinion at least, would be a perfect fit for the Graphic Design site. So, can we add a feature to allow it to be moved there, while preserving the upvotes and the answer? I have seen one point in the flowchart that questions that already have good answers should be migrated with caution. But again, it seemed to refer to questions not yet closed.
One disadvantage I see of keeping it in Stack Overflow is that, for example, if you search "how do I substitute one colour for another" on Graphic Design you won't find the SO answer (although there's another answer there that links to Stack Overflow) but if you search for it on Stack Overflow, you will find it. Of course, search engines will show it regardless of the site.
Just seems like an easy fix, if there was a way to migrate it while keeping it intact, and would better benefit both communities, in my opinion. This would also allow newer and potentially more up-to-date answers, without duplicating the question.