Migrating to beta sites and sites that are not in our migration target list
Showing the full list of sites in the off topic dialog has been asked for a ton of times, and has been declined each time.
maybe one that is dependant on reputation, only people who have over 10000 rep can see beta sites or a comment block for where else it should go
Well, no, unless you mean reputation on the target site. We've suffered enough from bad migrations from Stack Overflow to know that reputation on the source site says absolutely nothing about whether a question belongs on the target site or not.
Are an extremely bad habit, and I really (really) dislike them. The typical dance is:
- A question that includes the word "career" is closed, or is gathering down / close votes fast.
- An (un)helpful commenter posts something like "this belongs on the Workplace".
- OP, being new and having no idea we can migrate, posts on the Workplace.
- The question is closed on the Workplace as well.
The same dance happens for OnStartups, for questions that include the word "business". Cross posting is not something we like very much, but the important thing here is that the OP has been rejected by two sites. If getting your question closed in one site sucks, imagine how much it stinks when it happens twice in a day.
The main issue here is that people feel they are being nice by proposing an alternative, and they are, however migration is not an alternative to closing poor questions that don't belong on Stack Exchange in general. What annoys me the most is that 99% of the times I see a migration comment from a high(ish) rep member, they haven't taken the time to bring the question to shape, even if just by fixing obvious spelling / grammar mistakes.
Obviously this doesn't apply to you, comments like this one:
https://workplace.stackexchange.com/ is a better fit for most work questions, but I'm not sure this is really a work question. I think it is a very poor idea to get a Masters immediately after you graduate. Get a few years of work experience first. I would not hire someone with a masters and no professional work experience over someone with a BA or BS for an entry level job because they expect more money and still only have entry level skills. And wanting what pays best and is easiest is a conflict, the hard stuff pays best. - HLGEM 1 hour ago
are exactly what a migration comment should be like. Thanks for taking the time to:
- Point to the workplace, but also pointing out that the question might not fit there.
- Provide a mini answer to the question.
How do we migrate to the Workplace, then?
I'll answer the same way I've answered for Programmers:
- Flag for moderation attention, or
- Drop the questions in the Water Cooler, the Workplace's main chat room.
Both options involve the Workplace community having a say in whether the question belongs on their site or not, and that's a good thing, and far better than a random migration comment, that more often than not is more obnoxious than useful. I realize you are part of the Workplace community, and currently the top user by reputation there, however you can't decide on your own if the question should or should be not migrated. Lacking an option for users to vote to migrate to the Workplace, flagging or visiting the Water Cooler are what's left, and are good enough solutions.