Is it possible for users with 3000 reputation to vote to migrate a question to another SE site? If not, is it possible for ♦ moderators to do so?


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For 3k users: Not yet.

Migrating between sites has been supported in the engine for a while now, but is currently only enabled for the trilogy sites and SE sites that demonstrate a need for it. This is the off-topic close dialog on SO:

Screenshot of the SO close dialog

We have a similar dialog, but the only option we have is a one-directional migration from the main site to meta:

Screenshot of our close dialog

Migration options are slowly being added to sites that need them, but we've only migrated two posts ever (one to SO, one to AU), so it's unlikely we'll be getting them soon.

For ♦ mods: Yes.

On the rare occasion where you do see an off-topic post that belongs on another site, vote to close as off-topic and flag for mod attention. Mods can migrate the post to any SE site (including betas). If we start to see a pattern of migrating to the same site frequently, we'll try to get a migration target there so 3k users can handle it directly

++ maybe featured tag this question too so people see it. I think they need a different UI though. For now I'd just like migrate to the trilogy sites. –  xenoterracide Sep 16 '10 at 2:44
@xeno If it comes up again I'll feature it. And yeah, I imagine they'll come up with a new way to handle the migration options. I think they're only going to add migration options for somewhat similar sites (so we won't have a migration option for Cooking or Bicycles, since it's unlikely people will post those questions here), and I picture it looking something like this (totally made up though, it may be nothing like that) –  Michael Mrozek Sep 16 '10 at 6:29
@MichaelMrozek I think this feature should be available to 3k users, too. Recently I tried to flag a post for being off-topic, but could not specify, which site I think it should be migrated to, because I could only suggest the meta page and SO. –  polym Jul 27 '14 at 8:30
@polym I don't really control that. There are suggestions on the main meta for ways to improve it, but they're pretty reluctant to just let everyone migrate wherever they want. The best method for now is to just flag for mod attention and say which site it should be migrated to –  Michael Mrozek Jul 27 '14 at 18:34

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