I recently obtained the administrative tools, but I can't find where I could suggest a migration for a question when it seems it would suit another site better.

Is it normal?


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Welcome! When you close a question, it will allow you to move the question to a different site. That is, you don't suggest, you do.

  • $\begingroup$ ok but what has to be done when the question is closed? I can't find the link.... maybe I still don't have the right. $\endgroup$
    – SRKX
    Nov 18, 2011 at 10:53
  • $\begingroup$ @SRKX -- Select "close", then "off topic", then you should have the option to "migrate" to another SE site. $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2011 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ @SRKX -- My guess is that, unless you're a moderator, you can't migrate until you have a higher point count. $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2011 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ I can only suggest META. It's a pitty as I think it would really help getting the right questions on the site. $\endgroup$
    – SRKX
    Nov 18, 2011 at 11:10
  • $\begingroup$ I also don't see a migrate link, so I don't think it's a function of points. Perhaps it is mods-only. $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2011 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ @SRKX -- Huh. Maybe nosebleed points? Every now and then I'll go to StackOverflow with a MySQL question and find someone with >100k! I wonder if we can get more mods? Or if I can transfer my mod rights? $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2011 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Tal Fishman -- see previous comment (I can only notify one user at a time). $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2011 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ @richardh: I would be really happy to become mod if you think I suit the job and it is possible. $\endgroup$
    – SRKX
    Nov 18, 2011 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ @SRKX I doubt richardh could do it unilaterally, but if the SE team is willing to make it happen, I'd also be really happy to be a mod. As a mod, I would definitely post fewer negative comments (except for flagrantly off-topic posts) and close fewer questions than I've voted to close so far. $\endgroup$ Nov 18, 2011 at 18:47
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    $\begingroup$ I verified on MSO, only mods can migrate a question, at least for beta sites. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2011 at 18:23
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    $\begingroup$ @TalFishman -- Thanks! I asked about mod elections/turnover, but no response, yet (maybe she took the whole week off?). I will ask again if I don't get a response nest week. $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2011 at 18:56

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