Given that this seems to come up every other month or so, here's an update. Current migration stats (2013-09-08), not counting rejected migrations, are as follows:
- Web Apps (68) *
- Android (53) *
- SO (45) *
- SF (25) *
- Apple (16)
- Pro Webmasters (10)
- Unix (4)
Entries marked with * are migration paths. Obviously, those have been changed to the better since the original request.
Obviously, the situation with Apple/Android changed a lot, the latter now is one of our most used migration paths. The 5th should be reserved for MSU, so I don't see what we could improve here. And this doesn't even consider the danger in enabling unnecessary and unrequested migrations of questions that are on topic here.
Original request (2011-06)
It might be a good idea to have Apple.SE as selectable question destination when voting to close.
We get enough off-topic questions on iphone and related tags (one topic every two days or so). It might lead to interesting iPhone/iPad/iOS questions finding a new home while possibly reducing moderator workload (manual migrations/flags for this reason).
To be clear: I want the questions that are on-topic on this site to stay; unlike what this user asked for. While there's a risk some users will send legitimate osx and mac questions away, and even those that are about interfacing with your computer, it doesn't hurt to try. Too many false positives and we'll call it a failed experiment.
In my totally subjective experience, we get way more iPhone/iOS questions than questions about games that are migrated to Gaming.SE (which is a selectable migration path). Are there any statistics about this?
Update The stats are in (for 10k+ users)! As of right now:
- Web Apps (218) *
- SO (109) *
- SF (82) *
- Apple (71)
- Android (33)
- Webmasters (21)
- Gaming (13) *
- Meta.SU (12) *
- Wordpress (9)
- Unix (6)
* these are selectable migration paths
So Apple.SE is the 4th most popular migration destination, with more than twice as many topics than the next one.
This is enough to justify an experiment. Seriously, all arguments against it were already mentioned in my post! If there are too many wrongly migrated on-topic Mac hardware and OS X software, we'll just call it a failure and revert to the current migration selection.