I have seen questions being migrated to other different stack exchange sites. How does this process happen?

I have seen questions asking help for JavaScript related issues in this site that can be clearly identified as StackOverflow questions. However when I try to mark them close as offtopic and select the option This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network only option available is this meta site.

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How to suggest them to be migrated to other stack exchange site? It becomes available only after certain privilege level or only moderators can do it?

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Good question.

I'm not sure what the proper process should be for the scenario you've outlined - one of the mods may be able to provide a definitive answer.

Each time I attempt to use the migration option, I end up asking myself the same question as you've asked, and wondering what the proper process should be... Without then asking on Meta :-)

What I normally end up doing is flag as off-topic, then use the "Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)" option, and then manually suggest the other site that it should be migrated to. Again, this may or may not be the most desirable way of doing things.

EDIT: as per a linked answer in @greenonline's post , apparently this feature is only available for moderators.

Migrating to an arbitrary stack exchange site This is only an option for ♦ moderators, so instead of voting to close the question † you should flag it for moderator attention ‡ with a suggestion of where it should be migrated.

On established sites, migration paths are created to allow migration without moderator approval, but any migrations outside of those pathways still have to be handled by a moderator

The above provided solution of manually suggesting the site by using other option or flagging for moderator intervention are the options.

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    @RichardHarrocks thank you for the answer. Will see if there's any other process. Commented Jun 11, 2018 at 16:10
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    I would like to have an option to migrate questions to StackOverflow, as some of the questions are more of JavaScript / React programming questions than questions related to Ethereum. Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 8:14
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    and general block-chain questions as well Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 18:16

It is because SE.Ethereum is still in beta. When it graduates, then more options will become available in that dialog to which you refer.

See this answer to Why does the migrate dialog only list Arduino Meta?

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    Thank you, but I doubt Ethereum SE is still in beta. It is already graduated, isn't it? The comments and the linked answer at meta.robotics.stackexchange.com/questions/1287/… says it's an option only for mods. Will see if any mod will answer this. Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 0:40
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    @AchalaDissanayake - you're quite right, I've just checked Area 51 and it graduated 11 months ago..! Sorry about that. Commented Jun 16, 2018 at 1:06

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