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I can't remember and I can't find the answer - though this has certainly been asked:

Is flagging a question the appropriate way to suggest an appropriate SE site for off-topic questions?

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    \$\begingroup\$ For interest: We occasionally get quite severe adverse reactions from mods on other SE sites when we migrate a question in good faith. \$\endgroup\$
    – Russell McMahon Mod
    Commented May 28 at 15:33

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There is a close option for that purpose, though only Stacks you are member of can be selected.

A comment would be the alternative, whether to kindly hint the OP in that direction, or in the hope that a user who is a member of the relevant Stack can perform the close action, depending on how important/relevant closing the question is.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, that explains why my list of options is so limited. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 30 at 13:09
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Yes, flag it for moderator attention. It would be good to check the site and ensure it is on topic for the other site.

(Also DIY is a home improvement site, which is community misunderstood here)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Haha, you caught that? No problem. They had an HVAC tag, and I poked around a little and saw a few questions along the same line so it looked like a fit. But I get it; moves by moderators need to be more precise than general user questions. \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 30 at 13:08
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Flagging for migration is rarely ever the correct action, save for the case when someone asks something on the main site that belongs here on meta. Then close/flag for closure -> community-specific reason -> belongs on another site -> belongs on meta.

The reason why flagging + migration is rarely ever the correct thing is because both you and the moderator carrying out the migration must be certain that the question is on-topic at the target site as-is and that it will be well-received there. We should not migrate crap, or things that may be received as crap at the target site.

Knowing what's on-topic elsewhere is hardly ever the case across the network - I'd say that the majority of post migrations fail. Resulting in a poorly-received question, often bad to the point where it will get closed on the new site, resulting in even more pointless busy-work moderation.

It is better to leave a comment suggesting that the question may be better received elsewhere, let the OP read what's on-topic at that other site and then re-adjust and re-post their question accordingly. Or if they are certain, ask on the other site's meta. Also, it's hardly rocket science to copy/paste text and ask a new question elsewhere.

In case the question is off-topic here, also close vote/flag for closing.

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