I just flagged this question this question as off topic.

I tried to use the option "this question belongs to an other site of the stackexchange network. But the only option I got there is gaming-meta, as seen in this screenshot: Off-Topic reasons I then chose an other reason for the flag.

But why is gaming-meta the only option here?

  • Yep, as intended. Very rarely are questions worth migrating. This one seems to be one of those that GameDev would automatically close, so there's no point in doing so.
    – Frank
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 16:47
  • Of course GameDev would also be the the wrong place for that question. But stackoverflow or maybe some other site about web design would be the right place.
    – raznagul
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 16:50
  • I'm quite sure SO would reject it even quicker than GameDev would; the user has displayed zero effort to attempt to resolve this themselves, and for questions to work at SO, that's an absolute minimum.
    – Frank
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 16:52
  • status-by-design I'm afraid
    – Robotnik Mod
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 8:35
  • @MBraedley How can this be a duplicate? The OP has not specifically referred to specific sites to handle a migration path; rather, he is curious why there are no other paths besides meta.SE.
    – childe
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 17:34

1 Answer 1


Because the number of questions we get that are worth migrating elsewhere is vanishingly small.

Adding a migration path to another site would greatly increase the number of bad migrations, at little actual benefit. When a question legitimately needs to go to another SE site, a moderator can handle it with ease, so just raise a custom flag, and a mod will review it.

  • As the flags have to be approved by a experienced user, I don't see that big of a risk about bad migrations. But I see your point about the vanishingly small number.
    – raznagul
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 8:38

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