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https://electronics.stackexchange.com/posts/348753/revisions

Was migrated to Motor without any discussion.

It's 100% not about an auto part. Unless you wrongly think RC models are cars.

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    \$\begingroup\$ But electrical parts and questions on how to use them ARE. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 8 '18 at 5:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ I came to ask the same question. I can't even comment or make changes there :| \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Jan 8 '18 at 5:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is a question for some RC forum. If somebody is surprised that a glow plug is a short, he shouldn't be posting the question here. To summarize: (1) off-topic, (2) insufficient research. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 8 '18 at 5:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ Your newbie hate and mindless migrations show you shouldn't be posting or moderating here too. To summarize: (1) bad migration of many, (2) insufficient research is not a close reason. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 8 '18 at 5:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ The standards on EE.SE shall remain high. What passerby say is their own business. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 8 '18 at 5:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ Should have asked me to make changes to question in order to get it into your "High Standard" before migrating. \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Jan 8 '18 at 5:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ And Fyi I was not going to use it for RC Cars, I was going to make my own hot air soldering gun to take out smd components from Old Computer boards I have, because I can't afford one. \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Jan 8 '18 at 5:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ It is a discussion site, I understand you wanna keep it clean and good and that may be your job? But discuss first! And patience mate. \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Jan 8 '18 at 5:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ Mind if I ask the question again? \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Jan 8 '18 at 5:48
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MaNyYaCk I'd suggest that such question would get more traction in our EE.SE chat. (That's where I take my own borderline questions.) \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 8 '18 at 5:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MaNyYaCk While I don't agree with Nick Alexeev in this case, I would like to point out that Stack Exchange is not a discussion site, and that is the main reason for why it has become so popular compared to other technical forums. \$\endgroup\$ – pipe Jan 8 '18 at 7:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @pipe My bad, I didn't mean to call it a discussion site like some sort of forum, but discussion as in I could have been given feedback regarding the question and what it lacked and Could have certainly improved. \$\endgroup\$ – MaNyYaCk Jan 8 '18 at 8:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ It's valid to discuss the merits of a migration. But, the comments, particularly from the OP, have devolved to mod-bashing. This question should now be closed. To salvage the question, this whole chain of comments should be deleted. \$\endgroup\$ – Olin Lathrop Jan 8 '18 at 12:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MaNy: See "Your newbie hate and mindless migrations", and "as much sense as the fat headed red queen from Alice in Wonderland". It's OK to disagree with a mod action, ask for justification, and to discuss it politely. But, this is way past that and doesn't belong here. Since it's the OP doing it, the question should be closed, at least until the whole comment chain is deleted. Remember, comments aren't for content anyway. \$\endgroup\$ – Olin Lathrop Jan 8 '18 at 13:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ Now, this exact scenario has already happened a few times, starting with a questionable migration followed by mods being flamed. For example, see electronics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6069/…. So there is probably something deeper to solve here. For example clearly stating the rules of what should be migrated once and for all, and stop barking at each other when we disagree. \$\endgroup\$ – dim Jan 8 '18 at 14:38
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Comment by dim:

[..] I totally disagree with the way Passerby asserts his points, but I also really think this migration wasn't justified. I think it was migrated primarily because the question was deemed bad, not because it was factually off-topic. Migration shouldn't be a way to get rid of bad questions. If it is bad, then we have to close it (and the vote quota is there to ensure enough people agree on this), because it would be bad on any other site anyway. And on the other hand, we wouldn't want the other sites to flood us with bad, distantly-electronics-related questions, would we?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Mechanics.SE are receiving the question well. 4 upvotes. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev Jan 10 '18 at 3:23
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Nick Sure, because the question was probably not even that bad. I said "[...] was deemed bad [...]". "If it is bad, we have to close [...]". But I wouldn't have voted to close this myself, actually (hence the reference to the voting process). \$\endgroup\$ – dim Jan 10 '18 at 12:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ In the context of EESE the question is both bad and off-topic. SE system wide rules are generally that bad questions may not be migrated. But perhaps what constitutes "bad" is somewhat site dependent. If the device in question is indeed a model engine glowplug, then attempting to use 12v on it is extremely ignorant - but nothing in the question states that it is a model engine glowplug. A vehicular diesel engine glowplug might more reasonably fit the 12v intent. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Jan 11 '18 at 1:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ignorant, like telling someone asking a question that they basically should know the answer to it prior to asking. I'm glad you were born mowing everything Chris. The rest of us have to ask questions to learn. \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Jan 11 '18 at 3:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Passerby the question wasn't about what voltage to use (that would have still been off topic here, but at least a fair question somewhere). Instead, it made an ignorantly wrong assumption of that in order to ask something else. FWIW the first model engine glowplug I ever encountered I killed with 12v... because at age ~10 I was ignorant of what they needed when I found it in my grandparent's attic. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Stratton Jan 11 '18 at 4:22

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