It seems like we've had an upswing in meta posts that actually belong on Stack Overflow (I'm not sure how that happens, but it does). I generally mod flag them, but they usually end up closing before a mod sees the flag. Is it possible to just add a migration path from Meta Stack Overflow to Stack Overflow?
As I posted here (which was written before mods had the facility to migrate anywhere in the network):
With the per-site-Meta model now, I think the following makes the most sense:
- On all Meta sites, allow migration to the parent site
- On per-site Metas, also allow migration to Meta Stack Overflow
This makes Meta SO an endpoint for Meta questions (as it should be), but allows a Meta site to migrate back and forth between the parent site (and that's it -- no MSO to SU, for example).
Under the new modified system, this scheme still works, and would alleviate moderators from having to intervene to do a migration. The 3k+ rep users on Meta are pretty active, and obvious programming questions do get closed quickly. On other per-site-Metas, there's nothing wrong with having this ability as well, though it's probably more likely that a mod will come along first before migration quorum is reached.
I should point out that contrary to what Jeff said in his answer here, programming questions on Meta are actively being migrated by moderators to the parent site (at least some of them). So if what Jeff said is what should happen, then mods need to stop "spoon-feeding" the users. Or, of course, the site close/migration policy could be changed so regular users do the work for the mods...