We should follow the example that Sustainability.SE set on their on-topic page in the FAQ and provide useful recommendations for other sites in the StackExchange network that might be more appropriate for questions that are barely on topic. Currently our on-topic page is very light on details. So let's identify sites that are likely to overlap with ours and amend our FAQ.

Respond to this question with suggestions for sites that are likely to overlap enough with Vegetarianism that we sometimes see misplaced questions on this site. Each answer should ideally be supported with one example of a question that would have been more at home on another site.

Note: This post originally requested changes to the screen that appears when closing questions as Off-Topic/Migration, but moderators do not have access to change that and it can only be changed by SE admins and that's only done in very rare cases.

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    I'm not sure if we CAN add options, but I'll look at that tomorrow.. (Moderators do have the ability to migrate, so you can always flag and say "this is good for OtherSite.SE" regardless of what's in that template.) – Erica Apr 16 '18 at 3:02
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    If we can't add options, then perhaps we could just amend our FAQ to be like Sustainable Living where they suggest alternate sites for off-topic questions. – Nic Apr 16 '18 at 3:06
  • sorta related general explanation of establishing migration paths: softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/a/5780 – Erica Apr 16 '18 at 10:40
  • @Erica ah thanks, that pretty much answers it. I think I’ll heavily edit this question to reflect our actual capabilities. – Nic Apr 16 '18 at 14:50

The SE cooking site, Seasoned Advice, should be mentioned in the FAQ. This was originally suggested by Erica with example criteria for migrating questions.

In particular, general food safety (e.g. removing pesticides and/or bacteria from food) is applicable to anybody, not just vegetarians. Just because you may eat more fruits or vegetables than an omnivore doesn't mean they don't have similar concerns.

Candidates for migration:

  • None of those are candidates for migration! If such questions are off-topic, I'm leaving this site! A question being on topic elsewhere does not make it off-topic here – Zanna Apr 16 '18 at 10:02

The SE Health site should be mentioned in the FAQ. Some of our questions would definitely be on-topic over there.

What topics can I ask about here?

  • Environmental or nutritional factors that affect health

Candidates for migration:

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    Anything about soy consumption should be considered on topic imho. Since there is a concept of "protein combining" in relation to vegetarianism, the third question is probably ok too – Zanna Apr 16 '18 at 10:05
  • Health.SE is going through some changes and Fitness.SE might be a better fit for some diet-related questions. – Nic May 16 '18 at 0:20

The Sustainable Living beta site should be mentioned in the FAQ for questions about sustainability that are not specific to vegetarianism.

Candidates for migration:

  • Yeah, I don't think that question is really on topic. Too late for migration though (60 days) – Zanna Apr 16 '18 at 10:03

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