When I do an off-topic VTC and select "belongs on another SE site" the box to select which site it should be migrated to only contains meta.aviation.SE. Do you need to have a certain amount of rep in the other site or something?


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The short answer is "We haven't set up any migration paths yet - the lazy-ass moderation staff should get to work on that!"

The longer answer is we've been kind-of ignoring the issue since we really don't have a lot of migration-worthy questions that would get kicked to another site as good/answerable questions, and when they come up they can be flagged and mods can tidy them up (fixing comments and such) before we send them to a good home.

If you make a good case for specific migration paths (Travel and Space both seem like good candidates) here on meta we can poke the developers to set them up, but unless we're seeing a good trend of accepted migrations to another site we can probably keep working with the "Flag-and-we'll-deal-with-it" migration system.
For reference there have been 2 migrations in the past 90 days: 1 to Travel, and 1 to Engineering - it's not like the volume is killing us :)

  • $\begingroup$ So, do a VTC off-topic then flag for a mod, or just the VTC and you guys will check it? $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Commented Jul 8, 2016 at 19:41
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    $\begingroup$ @TomMcW Just a flag will get our attention - VTC will put it in the queue and we may see it there too, but the flag guarantees one of us will have to look at it to make the little blue counter icon go away :) $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Commented Jul 8, 2016 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ Nobody wants a blue counter icon! Those are the worst! $\endgroup$
    – TomMcW
    Commented Jul 8, 2016 at 20:07

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