Here's my complaint: I recently asked a question about using the Nintendo DS as a controller for the Wii, something which I thought would bring a detailed answer about if this is possible, and if not then why it isn't. Instead, I am given a list of other controllers that work, and am simply told that the NDS just won't work without a compatible game. However, I want to know why it won't work, an what all the NDS can be used for with the Wii. Instead, I am told that this is off-topic and my question can't be improved because I haven't tried any compatible games.
In frustration, I have voted to close this topic, thinking that perhaps it was merely based on my opinions about what Arqade is all about. I want to know why asking about whether handheld units can work with similar TV consoles is off-topic, since I know very well that Nintendo has had somewhat of a reputation of making handheld units (or at least their cartridges) work with TV consoles since the Super NES.