I'm not sure if this maybe should be added to Custom off-Topic reasons for Drupal Anwers instead, but I figured it's a question in it's own right.

As it stands, we can only cast close votes to move a question to the meta site, however quite a lot of questions that are on the wrong site don't belong here - they belong on ServerFault or StackOverflow (for example).

Is it possible to have at (as a suggestion) ServerFault and possibly StackOverflow? Or should we just continue writing custom close messages that say "This question belongs on xyz.stackexchange.com"

I just found Add Stack Overflow as migration path which had been answered previously which addresses StackOverflow, but I'm wondering if it applies for ServerFault also?

Example questions which can be migrated to stackoverflow:

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    SF really doesn't like getting migrations unless they are good questions from professional admins. I don't think that most of the ones that we would close here as being off-topic would be a good fit there.
    – mpdonadio Mod
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 11:08

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I agree with MPD, here. Both Stack Overflow and Server Fault have strict requirements about the questions they accept; I don't think that (generally speaking) the users on Drupal Answers have the experience needed to understand when a question is a better suit for one of those sites.

Furthermore, the new off-topic closing reasons, with their sub-reasons, make the migration path less useful. The default off-topic reason we got from Stack Exchange is the one about general programming questions that should be asked on Stack Overflow; we could expand that closing reason to add a reference to Server Fault.
The difference between the migration path and the new off-topic closing reasons is that with the latter we aren't saying the other sites surely would accept the question we consider off-topic.

  • I would like to see a reference to Server Fault in the off-topic reason for questions like this. The options I had for flagging were limited, and I didn't flag as a result.
    – Darvanen
    Commented Dec 17, 2014 at 22:31

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