With the increasing popularity of tools and python packages for implementing and play with QC, more and more questions are getting closer to the edge of being general coding questions.

Many of these questions have or can get an answer in StackOverflow as they are generic enough. For example, only this week:

The reasons for putting an items in this list is debatable. They represent just my opinion and they are here to make a broader point: the need to migrate questions to StackOverflow is growing. When closing a questions as it "belongs on another site", the option for StackOverflow does not shows up.

A similar (although more generic) question popped up 2.5 years ago Add more options for which SE a question should migrate to when closing

In this case, I'm arguing for adding just one other SE site.

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    $\begingroup$ I agree that the stackoverflow migration route would be useful, although migration is rarely that great an option in general, see e.g. meta.stackexchange.com/a/261200/276202. But the main problem I see is that, as far as I can tell, we don't have that much agreement as to which programming questions are on-topic here and which ones should rather be asked elsewhere. Tbh I personally feel like a significant percentage of programming questions here should really go on stackoverflow, although I usually leave them be because others might disagree $\endgroup$ – glS Feb 24 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ anyway, I don't know if the criteria spelled out in the linked question are met. Migrations can happen regardless of there being a direct path, you just need to flag for moderator attention and say you think the question should be migrated (or same using custom close reason). When enough questions get migrated like this a direct migration path can be made (or at least that's my understanding) $\endgroup$ – glS Feb 24 at 10:26
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming I can find the settings for this again, this is certainly doable, but as @glS said, the important thing about migrating is whether the question is off-topic here, not just whether or not it's on topic on the target site $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir24601 Feb 24 at 10:34

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