Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Or would it not be better to guide people in the right direction?
Take this question for example: How to evaluate the reliability of a PCB-printing service? I find the OP had legitimate concerns and wanted to have some feedback from other (probably more experienced) people about the general process.
I understand recommendations are considered off topic. But what is of greater worth? Guide someone in the right direction? Or slap him immediately on the wrist, close his question and send him into the woods.
Compare for example the above question which is of real world practical concern with this highly upvoted and purely theoretical and borderline philosophical question: Can a bird, previously at earth potential, get electrocuted by landing on a powerline at high-enough voltage due to the initial "equalization charge"?
I might be wrong but engineering has always been about providing practical solutions to real problems. Physicists can indulge themselves in theoretical debates of the kind in the 2nd question.
I see no comments, no feedback, nothing for the OP to go on, so that he may have had a chance to improve his post.
Or am I wrong?