If on a question I click close → Off topic because... → This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network, I get just one option: Ask Ubuntu Meta.

How do I migrate, for example, to Unix & Linux?

  • Because we don't have migration paths...
    – Braiam
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 15:54
  • Then why don't we have migration paths? Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 15:55
  • Nah I'm just kidding. I think the reason is because only moderators can migrate to other sites and have a full list of the sites (or maybe only the relevant ones), while we only get to vote to migrate to our own meta.
    – Alaa Ali
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 16:00
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    @Alaa That isn't so. When the migration paths are open 5 3k users can migrate questions to certain sites. However, these paths are closed on most sites and attempts to get them open have met moderator resistance.
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 19:55
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    See this question: meta.askubuntu.com/questions/6493/…
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 19:56

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Ultimately you can't vote to migrate a question anywhere but meta. There are so called "migration paths" that would enable slots in the close dialog, but these "paths" have been closed for quite a while due to misuse of the feature in the early days of the site.

Previous attempts to have them opened have met with moderator resistance.

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    Ok suggestion: 2 new "review" options called "We would like to move this topic to site Y". and "Do we want this topic from size Z". Moderators on site Z with X1 rep get to tag a topic to move and moderators on site Y with X2 rep get to vote to accept it. 5+ votes within X hours -> move + notification to user. Otherwise option to move gets blocked on site Z with a "rejected".
    – Rinzwind
    Commented Sep 18, 2013 at 8:56
  • @Rinzwind I think that's a great idea!
    – Seth
    Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 1:36
  • @Rinzwind should you take that to Meta Stack Exchange ?
    – Braiam
    Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 21:52

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