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Why was Why are there so many 2.1A usb chargers out there? Migrated to Ask Different, the Apple stack exchange. Op was not asking about apple products.

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/279699/revisions

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    \$\begingroup\$ Where would you rather migrate it? \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 25 '17 at 0:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ I rather you stop abusing your power and read the rules for migrations in general. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 25 '17 at 0:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please calm down. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 25 '17 at 0:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please stop abusing migrations. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 25 '17 at 1:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ Next time I see an off-topic question like that, I'm deleting it instead of migrating it. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 25 '17 at 1:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ Please calm down. Irrational threats like that have no place in civilized conversation. If you feel incapable of handling your job as a mod without extremist threats, resign. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 25 '17 at 1:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is not a threat. It's my duty to keep EE.SE clean. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 25 '17 at 1:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ Although I can't agree with the tone used and "abuse of power" statements, I also think this question had no reason to be migrated. This is a purely electronics question. It was, however, a pretty bad question, and certainly deserved some downvotes. But bad questions do not automatically make them off-topic, unfortunately. \$\endgroup\$ – dim Jan 25 '17 at 9:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Passe: Maybe it shouldn't have been migrated, just closed, deleted, and tarred and feathered here. However, your tone is inappropriate. In any case, I'm not going to get worked up about how exactly crappy questions are treated. Good riddance either way. \$\endgroup\$ – Olin Lathrop Jan 25 '17 at 12:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ I had ten upvotes on an answer I posted to a good question, and then the question got migrated to a site that I am not a user on. I find this rather disheartening. Why can't I keep my rep here if I am not a user on the other site? What did I do wrong? \$\endgroup\$ – user56384 Jan 25 '17 at 15:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @nocomprende This comment of yours should be posted as a separate question on meta.EE.SE . It deserves it's own thread. This is a good question. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 25 '17 at 16:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ @OlinLathrop Sorry, Olin, although I understand your position wrt keeping this site clean, we must acknowledge that "we are not an island", i.e. we are part of a bigger network. The first guideline for migration in the post linked by AndrewT above reads "Don't migrate crap!". Although, I think the question in it's content is not so idiotic (I agree it could have been formulated much better, though), if we deem it's indeed crap we should not migrate it. \$\endgroup\$ – Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com Jan 28 '17 at 10:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ @OlinLathrop BTW, think if SO began migrating crappy questions about, say, faulty MCU code to our site. We would be swamped in a day with tons of crap! \$\endgroup\$ – Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com Jan 28 '17 at 10:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DmitryGrigoryev Yep! That kind of attitude. Fortunately on SO it is not so common, otherwise, as I said, we would be utterly swamped in no time. \$\endgroup\$ – Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com Jan 31 '17 at 10:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ Somewhat off-topic, but with the new radio directive ("RED") it seems that phone manufacturers will be forced to use standardized chargers. Questions about standardization of chargers within the scope of the radio directive sounds quite on-topic here, particularly if they are about technical specifics. But as far as I know, no technical standards for this have been released yet. \$\endgroup\$ – Lundin Jan 31 '17 at 14:42
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I really think this question should have been disposed of locally, without resorting to migration. Migration was meant as a favour for the question, not a punishment. By migrating a question, you're essentially promoting it to another site. It's like saying "Hey guys, look at this insightful question we couldn't fully answer here on EE.SE! I bet your site will benefit from hosting it, and perhaps your users will come up with good answers."

Whenever this question should be deleted rather than closed is another topic. I know it won't be useful for me (and I voted to close), but in general it's advised not to delete questions with upvoted answers, since someone deemed these useful. There's little harm from having it as long as it's never bumped to the active question list again.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Useful just to you should not be a valid close reason... \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 30 '17 at 16:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Passerby No, a valid close reason would be "primarily opinion-based" (unless we have an authoritative source on why 2.1A limit was chosen). Useful to someone is a valid reason not to delete. \$\endgroup\$ – Dmitry Grigoryev Jan 30 '17 at 17:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Passerby "Too localized" is a polite way of saying "useful just to you". \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Feb 5 '17 at 21:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ Funny how they removed too localized as a close reason a long time ago. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Feb 5 '17 at 21:57

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