Off-topic questions with subject matter appropriate to another site fall into three categories: obviously good, obviously crap, and unknown. It's the unknown ones that are difficult. Let me play devil's advocate with the cited question.
Facebook is on-topic at WebApps. This question appears straightforward: can Opengraph be used on Facebook to change ...
Don't flag answers as "not an answer" unless they don't attempt to answer the question at all. If an answer post at least tries to answer the question, don't flag it, even if it is factually incorrect. Instead, you should downvote the answer.
The "very low quality" flag should be reserved for genuinely unsalvagsable posts. If an answer can be made ...
I am strongly objecting the removal this tag. If title and body contain important (non-meta) information about the topic of the question, then there should also be a tag for it—especially with "big" things like Android. This is the case for any question that deals with a topic of reasonable importance. Which Android definitely has, even if it's just about ...
Its definitely fine if you know it gets migrated. As for against the FAQ, I usually tend to hint at an answer when I comment to why I am close voting a post. Some questions are actually interesting enough that I post an answer, then ask, and occasionally when I really KNOW I ought to comment, but it's too long, I've been guilty of posting it as a community ...
Any set of guidelines is going to be inherently subjective, but here are mine:
Look at the OP's rep / other questions on the site that you are thinking of migrating it to. If they have a lot of closed/downvoted questions, it is probably a good bet that this one is going to be closed, too, even if you aren't very familiar with the subject matter or the other ...
Migration for old posts is not possible even if we vetted it.
Disable migration for questions older than 60 days
questions older than 60 days should not be eligible for migration, either by normal user close-votes or by moderators.
There are some key reasons for this.
We do not typically migrate questions to beta sites. While it is not specifically stated on Software Recommendations itself, Area51 does still list the site as in "public beta" as of 2015-10-06. Beta sites are preferred to grow organically to prove that they can survive without content being pushed to them.
According to ...
Do any downvotes also get migrated?
As Jon has suggested1, a migrated question with a negative score will now be reset to 0.
Source meta.se answer by Jarrod Dixon
1 This is the first time I've managed to legitimately sneak in a reference to Jon Skeet in an answer :)
First of all the question as it originally stood was way below acceptable quality standards, it simply posted some random lines of code with no explanation at to what the intention was, what it actually achieved, or what was going wrong. You are right that it should have been closed, whether for low quality or being off-topic.
This is one of those murky ...
The whole point is that you don't want to send tons of "exp" (it's actually "reputation") around. I don't see how it would benefit the community, really.
That, and the fact that it's really a little old.
Oh, and we have a dupe anyway.
So, there's no real point in migrating this.
It is normal. The original question (now a migration stub) is still here.
While the question exists here it has a downvote on it. That downvote counts. Downvotes on questions do not get migrated, but they do get left behind.
If the question is deleted on this site then it should reverse the downvote, but we don't immediately delete migrated questions so ...
You can vote to migrate your own question once you've earned 250 rep (which you have) by clicking the close button under the questions.
You can also flag for moderator attention and request a migration using the custom/other message.
Note that migrations on all questions are disabled after 60 days, even for moderators.
This is what I usually do, other than relying on the wisdom of the commons (or the other VTCers.
Do I actually know the topic enough to decide on the quality of the question
Is this a great question which closing or deleting will be a tragedy. Failing which, is this a good enough question, on topic, which is worth migrating.
If possible, I try to check ...
This question was recently migrated to Stack Overflow even though it has nothing to do with programming and development.
I have to disagree.
GNU Octave is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It is typically used for such problems as solving linear and nonlinear equations, numerical linear algebra, statistical analysis, ...
If you think a question belongs on another site, and it's not one of the pre-listed, then when you flag for moderator attention, you have to be explicit about where and why.
Your flag did not have any hint of what site you think it should be moved to. That's why it was declined.
Next time, mention the site. Give a reason you think it should go there as ...
Unix and Linux related questions are all on topic for Super User. They're fine to stay here. (So long as they fit the other requirements of being on topic/in scope, not being a smartphone, smartfridge, etc.)
The only time a question is migrated from here to the Unix & Linux Stack Exchange site is if the user asking the question requested so because they ...
People are a little overzealous about suggesting an alternate site for things.
Scripting languages for desktop applications are on topic here. Bash, AHK and PS would more often than not be on topic here, unless you were abusing them in unspeakable ways. Python, depends on what you do. C and such go to SO.
In this case the comment is incorrect, and well ...
Public beta's too early for migration anyway, and considering the two recommendations sites are unique in their scope and previous experience as a moderator on software recommendations I'm not sure this is the greatest idea.
If someone asks a question that's clearly and explicitly off topic, its probably a clear sign that the question needs some adult ...
SF mod chiming in...
tl;dr: Don't migrate crap.
If the OP is clearly clueless, I don't care if it's a business environment - we don't want their question because the professional way to handle that situation is "Well, hire someone to help you out.".
If, however, the OP has:
Given evidence that they've worked on the problem on their own,
Provided ample ...
Ironic that this post which is about inappropriately migrating questions from SO to SU, and was originally posted on meta-SO (and in my opinion belongs there), was itself inappropriately migrated from MSO to MSU.
After all, it is obvious that the purpose of the post was to inform SO users of the policy on SU relating to off-topic questions. Migrating this ...
Typically when people ask if something should be moved, I've typically had a small wishlist of things.
Personally I feel migrations should be a little rare - if a question is off topic here, on topic there and is an exceptional question, there would be no question about moving it (other than why it was asked on the wrong site). I mean, I prefer to use my ...
If you would like to move a question (and if you're doing so voluntarily - don't let anyone coerce you into moving your question if it's on-topic here), you can flag it for moderator attention and let us know which site you'd like it moved to. Moderators have the ability to migrate any question to any site (unless the question is more than 60 days old or if ...
Software Recommendations has really just gone public—until yesterday, they didn't even have moderators yet.
When migrating to sites, you want them to be established first. Which means that they've been in beta for a really long time, or that they've gone out of beta already. If you migrate questions to an early beta site, you run the risk of having these ...
No, AutoHotKey is a scripting language and is thus pretty well on-topic for Super User.
However, what you're trying to do, and the way you're going about it, is not a very good solution for the task you're assigned to do, as I've commented on your main question. Just be aware of that.
There's a few aspects to migration
It is on topic here. So, there's no real reason to move it
as a result we'd usually move quality questions that are on topic elsewhere but clearly off topic here. Unless the person asking the question flags it for migration with a reasonable reason
The OP asking for it is a 'soft' prerequisite, since it would be nice if ...
As the answer says:
this question is too old to be migrated. After 60 days of asking, a question cannot be moved to another site anymore.
Consider checking with Software Recs if such a question would be acceptable there, then simply re-ask.
The question has been unlocked so that the community can vote on whether it should be reopened.
As it stands though the question could do with some cleanup to break up the Great Wall of Text and care needs to be taken to ensure that answers are of good quality.
As it is an "easy" question it can, and in fact already does, have several answers stating ...
How can I remove/move my question?
Flag your question "in need of moderator intervention" and ask a mod to move it (be specific about where you want it moved to), or
Delete your question (using the "delete" link underneath your question) and post a new question using the "Ask Question" button on http://stackoverflow.com.