Holy cow, I wrote a book!
A few years ago, there was a question on a mailing list for
topic X, but the question was about unrelated topic Y.
The question was nevertheless answered by the people on the
topic X mailing list out of the kindness of their hearts
(above and beyond the heart-sourced kindness that powers most
mailing lists in the first place).
I pointed out that the question really had nothing to do with
topic X, and consequently the Y-Users list was a better
place for the question.
The person responded,
Yes, I know, but X-Users always provides a quick reply
and a quick solution.
In other words, the person was sending questions
to the X-Users mailing list knowing full well that the question
was not appropriate for the mailing list,
but just relying on the fact that the members of the X-Users
list are kind-hearted people who will help out even if the topic
lies outside their area.
I pointed out,
"You can call 9-1-1 to get driving directions quickly,
but it's probably not the right things to do."