I'm thinking of this question:


It's a textbook "Belongs on Superuser" question, but if it were migrated, it'd be a duplicate. The question that Ignacio quoted in his answer is virtually identical (and has a good answer from Ignacio.)

I voted to migrate, but then a second later I wished I could change my vote to simply close. I know it's still off-topic here, but I think the "damage" by having an off-topic question here is less overall than moving it, then having it closed as a duplicate there.

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If it's a crap question here AND it's a crap question there, I just vote to close.

If it's a crap question here AND it's a good question there, I vote to migrate.

If it's a crap question here AND it's a good question there and I KNOW it's a dupe there, I vote to close, but always add a comment to say "Closing as it's a dupe of {x}"

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    In a few instances I've migrated it to the other site and flagged it over there as the true-dupe it is.
    – sysadmin1138 Mod
    Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 11:32
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    You totally got this, but just to emphasize it in case anyone isn't clear: DO NOT MIGRATE CRAP!! Commented Jun 2, 2011 at 10:31

If it is worth migrating, I usually do and then flag on the target site telling mods there that its a 100% dupe and needs to be merged, and provide the link to the other copy of the question.

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