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migrating questions to raspberrypi.stackexchange.com

It got migrated cause it mentioned RPI. That's all. By the same mod who migrates any question with Arduino or Cars in the question as well. Within minutes of being posted. With no one down voting or ...
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migrating questions to raspberrypi.stackexchange.com

Yes it probably shouldn't have been migrated because Stack Exchange has a Don't migrate crap policy. I suspect PlasmaHH is right in a comment that is was migrated with the reasoning "It would get ...
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What is the correct place to take questions that are considered 'off topic'?

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but whenever you think about stack exchange, think about the archive, and how likely a hit from a search that points you here is going to give you the ...
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Is encouragement of bad questions tolerable?

Personally, I often answer questions that are a bit vague, or possibly would be 'more on-topic' on another SE site, provided that: I feel I have an accurate view of what the OP meant to ask The ...
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migrating questions to raspberrypi.stackexchange.com

I think it got migrated because 'Makers' (Raspberry Pi, et. al.) and 'EEs' are two completely different gamuts. Like a sniper and a gunsmith - the sniper may be very good at changing scopes, magazines,...
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What is the correct place to take questions that are considered 'off topic'?

No, we don't want that. This site works in certain ways and serves certain purposes. It doesn't claim nor try to serve all needs. This is spelled out in the help. If you have a need this site isn'...
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How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

The original question (the second one in your list) hit the HNQ and tickled the funnybone of a large number of outside visitors, who proceeded to upvote it and the answers. That does NOT mean that it ...
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Why had EE.SE no 'hardware-software-codesign' tag?

I have no idea what you're trying to suggest with such an odd tag. The question may be on-topic, but it is way too broad to seriously consider. Look at the help center for an indication about what ...
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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

I'm going to answer this part because the rest of it does not make much sense afterwards: Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Closing a question is not a slap ...
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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

It is true that the main question in the first post you linked is not "What PCB fab house should I go with?" (shopping question), but rather "How can I check whether a given PCB fab house is reliable ...
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What's our policy regarding safety related issues without engineering context?

My view is that asking about concepts of electrical engineering are on-topic. For example, one could ask how a capacitor functions, with no other context. It should be on-topic as a means to cover ...
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How can we justify such disparity in closing/downvoting questions?

As Dave mentioned, the first question hit the HNQ and received a lot of off-site attention. There's definitely a very real safety aspect about it, and it's not asking a ridiculous scenario. The ...
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Homework answers on demand

We have decided in the past to allow homework questions with an attempt at a solution. For those that don't: Close the questions, in a nice way. Ask the OP to provide a solution for the question. ...
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I flagged an electronics repair question and was told "That is a bad use of the flag system"

Help center says, for the flagging privilege (obtained at 15 rep): When should I flag? If anything happens on our site that makes you feel uncomfortable or that, in your opinion, clearly does not ...
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Are problems regarding headphones off-topic?

and it is not about … a shopping or buying recommendation. consumer electronics such as media players, cell phones or smart phones, except when designing these products or modifying their electronics ...
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Is encouragement of bad questions tolerable?

I believe my comment actually answers the question, so I'll post it as such. The truth is, StackOverflow rules encourage people to answer bad questions, and requests to change this situation are ...
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Off topic question on hold, no real answer

but I specifically asked in the question if there might be a better stack where the question might be fit for migration. Not our problem. Off topic here is off topic here, whether we know of a ...
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Is asking about [wiring] regulations now off-topic on this site?

I asked this question yesterday and it was well-received (+7 at the time of this post). It's not specifically asking for NEC-like standards, but Spehro's answer brought up the FAA recommendations. ...
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Is asking about [wiring] regulations now off-topic on this site?

Overall garbage question, and I probably would have closed it as unclear what you're asking. As a general rule, I don't see any problem with asking what standards are applicable to a certain case, if ...
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How to salvage questions which are off topic but elicit on topic answers?

Answering a bad question is itself bad, regardless of how good the answer may be. Bad questions need to be dealt with properly, which includes the OP not getting the desired result. This decreases ...
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How could I make this question on topic?

I'm only seeing that question now due to this meta question. I probably would have voted to close for unclear, not because it is a shopping question. You wrote: I want to bench test a power supply. ...
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What engineering software tools should we support on EE?

I don't see a problem supporting all of them. It's one of those cases where if you're not interested, just don't answer. I have had altium and proteus on my ignore list for a long time. It may suck ...
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I flagged an electronics repair question and was told "That is a bad use of the flag system"

In addition to the other answers, moderators can take some flak when community moderation isn't allowed to take it's course before they zoom in and close something. It takes 5 users to close a ...
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Off topic question on hold, no real answer

I don't know what kind of answer you were expecting without specifying anything about your device (like a make or model... not that it would have made any difference). I'm fairly sure you can't ...
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Is encouragement of bad questions tolerable?

How about a message, once there has been a vote to close, when you try to submit an answer, to the effect of "At least one participant has voted to close this question". I'm not sure what the ...
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Is encouragement of bad questions tolerable?

I personally feel like I have a "higher" tolerance for "bad" questions, in the sense that I am willing to forgive some grammatical / spelling errors when it is very clear that it's someone asking who ...
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migrating questions to raspberrypi.stackexchange.com

This Question: https://arduino.stackexchange.com/questions/20767/sinking-80-ma-from-a-microcontroller-without-any-driver-circuit also got migrated out of EE into Arduino, despite it clearly being ...
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