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When we vote to close as off topic, we can select one of a couple of sites to forward the question to such as stackoverflow.com

I'm surprised that superuser.com isn't listed as an option. Is there a reason for this?

I mentioning because it seems that a pretty good proportion of questions to be closed as off topic would belong there.

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Standing on the shoulders of giants, I'll mention: When flagging a question to be migrated, why are some Stack Exchange sites excluded? (with its link to some good reading at What is the reasoning behind restricting the number of migration paths?). Shog9's answer on Meta.SE regarding close-vote migration paths raises concerns over whether the OP has (or even wants) an account on the target site and whether the OP -- and the 5 close-voters here! -- are familiar with the target site's scope.

The previous Meta answers here refer to demonstrating a need. Looking at the migrated stats link (via Gilles' answer at Yearly Revisit of List of Sites to Migrate), in the past 90 days, we've migrated away:

  • stackoverflow.com × 16 (6% rejected)
  • superuser.com × 2
  • unix.meta.stackexchange.com × 1 (100% rejected)
  • android.stackexchange.com × 1
  • apple.stackexchange.com × 1

Which doesn't (to me) look like a substantially different ratio than previously, so if history is any indicator, SE staff would not support adding a close-vote migration path to SuperUser.

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    Not wishing to seem argumentative but how are stats compiled for sites where we don't have migration paths? I only ask because I wonder if we correctly we capture closed yet non migrated questions. 2 Seems very low. I feel like in the past 90 days I've personally voted close on more than that with a polite suggestion to each OP. – Philip Couling Jan 9 at 15:13
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    I'm not entirely sure where those numbers come from, to be honest. Looking at the migrated away stats there are five recent migrations to SU: 2 last December, 1 last August, 1 last July, and 1 last June. Closed-but-not-migrated questions would simply be "closed", right? If it's closed here and separately re-asked, I'm not sure that's captured by any (simple) stats. – Jeff Schaller Jan 9 at 15:21
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    Close-voters needing to be familiar w/ target site would already be a problem with the existing targets. (Possible fix: let me vote to migrate anywhere I have vote-to-close rights on, because that's the best proof we can have.) – Ulrich Schwarz Jan 15 at 10:19

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