Re the query Transportation of a Heart in a Survival Setting, and the fiasco surrounding it, I am curious to know how this happened.
- So you're aware: The underlying premise of Worldbuilding is to field queries relating to the invention and construction of fictional worlds and settings: such as fantasy, sci-fi, speculative fiction and the like. Here is a meta question dealing with what the group is about.
Although I am not the query's OP, I am a healthcare professional (retired OR nurse) with some familiarity with the intraoperative phases of organ transplantation, I'm at least aware of the varying windows within which certain organs and tissues must be transplanted before becoming non-viable and the related work and planning of various transplant consortia. I'd like to understand something about your forum's dynamics: why is this question, one of basic medical contingency planning, broadly falling under your "clinical guidelines" category, come to be viewed here as "speculative" and thus worthy of being dumped into another SE forum. And given your answer, if "speculation" isn't the issue, what is? Note: I understand that MedSci has a policy of requiring some kind of prior research, which makes sense in this forum. That seems to be a non sequitur as far as migration is concerned.
In WB, upon rejection of your migration, we did receive a notice from one of your Mods: My apologies for migrating it here. I thought it was a better fit, but it's definitely off topic on MedSci even if it seems to have a medical slant. I understood World Building to be more tolerant of speculative questions. While it's true WB deals in "speculative questions" as a matter of course, the very nature of fictional worlds being what it is, this particular question isn't the kind of speculation we deal with. This particular question is more one of application of established medical guidelines.
Just to clarify: I'm nòt the OP of the migrated question. I'm one of the folks over on WB who's wondering why it is even a viable option for a MedSci moderator to dump your unwanted queries in our forum. Please use the red bin in your own forum! We're trying to combat the perception that WB is a garbage pit for all the science forums here; and your conclusion to the effect that "hey, over on WB, it got upvotes and answers!" is not a helpful attitude. Just because you see that kind of question doesn't mean that question should be there or that it's a good fit.
So the question essentially boils down to: why is this question off-topic in Medical Sciences such that dumping it on the Worldbuilding forum becomes a viable option or matter of question policy?