I'm still a little confused on how the whole process works. What and how determines whether or not a question gets migrated, and where it goes?


When you vote to close a question as Off Topic, you are given the choice of voting to migrate it to another site. THe options availiable vary by SE site, and are determined by Mods/Admins. In the case of Arqade, the only availiable migration path of this sort is to Meta. If more than 3 close votes suggest migration to the same place, the question is migrated.

Additionally, Moderators can migrate a question to any other Stack Exchange site. This is not done often, and ideally, only after consulting with the mods or community of the destination site, to avoid rejected migrations.

  • I've seen a few questions closed every now and then that would probably belong on GameDev, is there a reason we don't provide a migration path there? – Robotnik Apr 8 '13 at 6:16
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    Mods can still migrate to GameDev at their discretion. There's no path because it would be minimally useful and easily misused/abused. – LessPop_MoreFizz Apr 8 '13 at 6:42
  • That makes sense, thanks – Robotnik Apr 8 '13 at 6:54

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