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It shouldn't have been. Migration should only happen when something is OFF TOPIC HERE, and on topic there. This is clearly an on topic Electrical Engineering question. The mod who migrated it single-handedly does this to any question that even mentions a car, arduino, or raspberry pi to those other stack exchange sites. Flagged for migration review by ...


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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 ...


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Here's my point-of-view on this issue: The question was not answerable because it did not have anywhere near enough information. That's nothing to do with anybody's expertise. The question was inherently low quality. Consequently, Stack Exchange guidelines indicate it should not be migrated. See this post for information: What are the guidelines for ...


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Yes, Nick tends to knee-jerk migrate any post that merely mentions Raspberry Pi or Arduino, without considering whether the question is really appropriate for the destination site. I've undeleted, reopened and edited your original question, and added a comment. Note that it is still borderline off-topic, since it's really about the use of existing devices ...


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The second question, which asks about the term "shield", should have stayed on the main site. This is basically a history of electronics question, and would have been a good place to explain what "shield" really means, how the term was hijacked by arduino marketing, and what such things are normally called. The only reason I can see to move it is if it ...


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I was expecting this question to address what is and is not considered on-topic where Arduino is concerned. It's clear that we shouldn't migrate to Arduino yet, but once (if) it's fully established, what constitutes a migration candidate? Editorial: I've always felt that questions involving Arduino are (and should be) welcome on EE.SE. One of my comments ...


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In the last 90 days (from 3/4/2014), we have migrated 2 questions to StackOverflow. That is not enough to justify a dedicated migration path.


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Part of the reason why (I think) migrations are so frustrating from a community perspective is that there is no recourse if the community disagrees with the migration. In fact, the only way to undo a migration is to coordinate with the moderators of the target site to close the question, and then it can be "bounced back" to the original site. This makes ...


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I'm a moderator from Arduino Stack Exchange and I'm writing my personal take on this entire situation. (Note that I do not represent my community and the views expressed here are not the views of Stack Exchange, Inc./their affiliates/other members of my community.) I've skimmed through a plethora of meta questions on both sites addressing this issue, of ...


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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 ...


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There is a mod only page that shows statistics for migrations. When we post statistics on migrations this is how we collect them. This is coming at it from the wrong angle. If you want to know conditions for migrating a question you should look at the questions on the target site. They decide what fits, we only migrate questions of good quality that fit ...


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I don't know if it's changed or I just have some issue, but I NEVER see anything but the meta group for a migration option, and the meta group is usually not a good option when I think of migrating. I would suggest a migrate options list that is sensitive to the reputation of the person suggesting the migration ON THE SITE THEY SUGGEST MIGRATING TO. I have ...


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You seem to be the primary agitator on this topic, and you also seem to still not understand the fundamental difference between Arduino users on one hand, and electronics hobbyists and student/professional EEs on the other. This difference has already been discussed extensively in your other questions. Yes, there's a considerable overlap in topics between ...


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Do you want an EE or an electrician to answer your question? While we get some cross-pollination -- when it comes to mains electricity, EE's generally are familiar with the design issues, either for mains-powered devices or for high power (industrial and/or MV) work, whereas if you're dealing with lightbulbs/fixtures or general mains wiring standards and ...


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Everybody needs to put aside their "crap question" biases for a minute. There is nothing there that says "migrate me to Photography". We have a winner for Dumb Migration of the Month.


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I'm a bit skeptical. I think the migration path report tool is pretty bad at the moment, I rarely want to move things to Super User. I don't think adding Arduino to the list without adding a few more would add much convenience. If you take a look at the migration tag here on meta you will see that a large percentage is about bad migrations to Arduino. I ...


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Raspberry Pi was mentioned right in the title, and then there was code shown that of course is specific to RPi. Perhaps after careful reading it might be possible to find that there is a basic electronics problem in there, but that would be more work than is expected of the volunteers here. If your question really isn't about a Raspberry Pi or its code, ...


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A good test whether a question is a arduino user-level question is whether you can replace all mention of "arduino" with "microcontroller" or "microcontroller development board". If the question still makes sense, then it's not about the arduinoness. Of course then the OP should have done the substitution in the first place to not give the impression of a ...


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12 people upvoted your comment, but only you have voted to close the question. Nobody has downvoted the question, and it has attracted reasonably high quality answers. Personally I think it's borderline as to being on-topic, so I'm letting the community decide. Comment votes don't count. To reject a migration, the question simply needs to be closed. That's ...


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Yes, new users can edit their migrated questions. They first need to create an account on this site, using the same credentials that they used on the original site. Their account on this site will then be associated with the account on the original site. After the account is created, the new account will become the owner of any migrated post, but not ...


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The new user becomes an owner of his migrated question. He should be able to comment and edit. There may be a delay caused by caching.


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I find there are a lot of questions for Arduino recently that get migrated to the arduino SE. I think Arduino would be the most important option to add to that list at the current time. It seems that about every third question over the past few days has been an Arduino one...


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If something lacks a migration path, simply flag it for moderator attention and describe where and why in the flag note. Also, StackExchange policy is not to migrate to betas, even though EE breaks that often with RPI and Ardunio Betas :/


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That question clearly doesn't belong here. There are several problems with it on EE.SE: It is a high level user issue, not really about electronics. The OP is at the level of connecting a bluetooth block and a arduino block. If you can't draw a schematic from the question, just a block diagram, then it's probably off topic. There is no evidence the OP ...


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Although that question doesn't reflect it right now, it was closed as Off-Topic > Repair by community moderation here on EE.SE. It remained closed to 2 days. I have asked an Arduino.SE mod for permission to migrate it. They weren't against that. I have migrated it.


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I totally agree after looking at the situation, that question should not have been migrated. I am wondering why a message was posted on our meta at all, typically a moderator simply checks the "reject" button, and there processes at SE run thier course, no hate mail needed. The rejection rate is currently at 10%, if it became a problem I'm sure I ...


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The particular question you cited is actually a good example of what DOES belong here. Global variable versus other ways to solve the same problem is one of the areas where being on a small resource-limited machine matters. So to respond to your request, no, there is no need for a direct migration option to SO because: You seem to have the wrong idea what ...


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My 2 cents: As I was the person who applied the initial "migrate" flagging on the post in question - I think the principle should be: Determine if the original post (on EE.SE) has enough information to make a target for migration to Arduino.SE (e.g. it is asking specifics on how to use/program for a particular "shield"). This should be based on the ...


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OK, so what's your opinion on this question? A user has flagged it for migration, and three moderators have looked at it so far without taking action. And despite being our Arduino evangelist, you haven't answered or commented on it, either.


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You just need to close it, and it will revert back to the site from which it came.


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