Proposal: Home Automation

Home automation in some weird way does fall under the category of Home Improvement so should all the questions that existed in the beta be transferred there? (Even unanswered ones) so all future searchers will still find them?

  • If all the questions are in scope for Home Improvement maybe they have already been asked there? Nov 15, 2014 at 9:29
  • Well not really. As the scope of home improvement does not really clarify that it accepts home automation. But in some way it actually should Nov 15, 2014 at 9:55
  • I think that home automation is the same as home improvement. Do I think that all the questions from private beta should be moved there? no. If people still have a question, they can ask it again on there. And home improvement should mention they allow home automation questions just to be clear.
    Nov 15, 2014 at 15:26

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I'm surprised no one brought this up before now!

Not every question asked on HA is suitable for DIY, but there is a significant overlap in the topics. I was expecting at least a few requests for migration; when none arose, I went through the questions on HA myself and migrated five of them to DIY yesterday afternoon:

These are the questions that seemed most in line with the topics normally covered by DIY, and had well-received answers as well. I ran these by a few of the moderators on DIY prior to migrating them just as a sanity-check, since there's no way for them to reject migrations made after a site closes.

As the data for the Home Automation is now publicly available, anyone is free to peruse it and re-publish it (with credit given to the original authors) or request that it be relocated to an existing site (if it is suitable for that site).

  • Is there a way to also migrate users ownership? For example one of the questions you migrated has me as an answerer, but I do not own the answer in DIY. I cannot edit it with more information unless my edit is peer reviewed. Similarly with people wanting to edit their questions or questions with no accepted answer. How can one now accept an answer in DIY if the migrated question does not belong to him in the new site? Nov 15, 2014 at 17:52
  • If you didn't have an account on DIY when I performed the migration, the posts won't be associated with your account when it is created; I'll have to re-attach them manually. Which I've now done.
    – Shog9
    Nov 15, 2014 at 18:24
  • Did not know that. Thanks. If any of us believes that any different question is suitable for DIY should we ask you to migrate it? How would this system work? Nov 15, 2014 at 18:25
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    Posting an answer here would work. Ping me if I miss it. Drop into DIY's chatroom if you've any questions about their scope. Might also want to check out Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
    – Shog9
    Nov 15, 2014 at 18:26
  • And how may I have access to the questions? I cannot visit the site anymore, only through the dump? Nov 15, 2014 at 18:43
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    Correct - the data dump should contain all the posts on the site as of yesterday.
    – Shog9
    Nov 15, 2014 at 18:52
  • I think questin with rowID 172 fits in DIY Nov 16, 2014 at 14:19
  • and row ID 131 I think. Nov 16, 2014 at 14:20
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    Migrated, @John.
    – Shog9
    Nov 17, 2014 at 22:42

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