A user posted this question on Stack Overflow. I close-voted and left a comment that it felt like an electronics question. They then posted the question to SuperUser.

I asked them why they didn't post it on Electronics, which was met with:

The questions I´ve looked at have nothing to do with my question, or does not answer it in a manner I understand (ie software developer perspective).

Before I push for them to post to Electronics another time, I thought I'd verify that the question is on-topic and answerable. Should I continue recommending that the OP posts it here?

(Edit: if you think that it IS a software question, please let me know that too, and I'll be happy join in a re-open vote.)


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No, it's really not a EE.SE question, and there's a two main reasons for it:

  • It's a high-level question about computer software (video drivers).
  • It is not an electronics design question

In general, one should be familiar with the standards and requirements of a site they recommend migration to - just because it's off-topic on one site doesn't make it on-topic or a good question somewhere else.

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    \$\begingroup\$ And vis-versa, just because it's on-topic on another site doesn't make it off-topic on the first one. \$\endgroup\$
    – Passerby
    Jul 29, 2016 at 4:46

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