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I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

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I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and LinuxUnix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

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I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasonsfor reasons that have been exploredhave been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

I participated in the original discussion of this topic, and this morning I read your whole argument with bngtlrs about it, which I assume spawned this meta discussion. Since that time this issue has arisen again in a different question. So here is my input.


Although the maxim proposed is a good one, I urge that it only be used as a guideline. There will never, and should never, be a de-facto description of questions that will be closed. We must judge questions on a case-by-case basis.

It is clear that we have an question overlap with Unix and Linux, however we need to think more carefully about what questions should be migrated (which I will elaborate on later). It's becoming apparent that not all Unix questions are off-topic and it is difficult to find a clear cut-off point.


Let's take a few example questions. These don't fit with the proposed maxim, but remain open.

These questions could be quite at home at U&L. But are equally at home here, for reasons that have been explored already.


My conclusion would be to not be quite so heavy handed with the close votes. When considering potentially off-topic questions several factors need to be considered, and these cannot be identified by the use of one principle.

Therefore I propose that before casting a vote to close, you should consider:

  • Will this question help future Raspberry Pi users?
  • Is this a question of a genre we wish to see more of?
  • Will this question be more answerable here than elsewhere?

And if not, then finally;

  • Can this question be reformatted in a way that will make it apply to the above points?

In addition to this, think of the user asking the question, if the user appears to be a valuable commodity to this site, should we be redirecting them to a different one? The last thing we want to do is build bad relations with users, which I believe may have happened a couple of times due to hasty voting.

  • Is this a user we wish to see more of?
  • Could this user benefit more from us, or from another SE site?

I am making this answer community wiki. Please discuss, and if you feel points need to be added or taken away then the change can be made here.

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