I have used Stack Exchange sites on and off for awhile and recently I have encountered a lot of discussion of scope and off-topicness.
In my experience it all just seems far to specifically and technically applied. It does not matter if a question is posted in the most relevant SE site if it not obviously allowed in the FAQ you have to have a 2 day discussion in the comments on "is this off-topic".
You cannot categorize everything, and there are always edge cases that fit nowhere. I think moderators have to be aware of this and work more to find the best fit then to argue against anything that does not fit perfectly.
So where do un-categorizable questions, edge cases, and questions that do not fit in their technical category go? Nowhere? Or is there a way to make room for them in their most relevant SE site?
To reiterate: There is no perfect set of rules that can account for all circumstances, so relevancy and if this group of people are the best group to answer the asked question should be the biggest consideration. (This is somewhat assuming a finished SE that hosts all major categories, of course if no relevant category exists yet, you simply cannot ask the question). Specifically the on-topic rules of any community are only a few sentences long and of course they cannot cover every case, that does not make these cases any less spiritually on-topic. Look at any legal system there are hundreds of books just to describes a few simple rules like don't kill other people or steal their stuff, you cannot use a general few paragraphs description as the ultimate deciding factor for anything without using some common sense (or 80 percent of the relevant stuff will not apply).
This is the section to discuss changes to SE right? If I am using SE meta wrong now, and have to ask a question it is: how do I post a question that tactically fits nowhere but is very very relevant to an existing SE site.
I just wanted to ask a question about the Myst comics (classic adventure game). These are very little known comic books based on the Myst franchise. Even if a comic book or literature SE site existed neithers members are like to even know what I am talking about, let alone be able to answer the question. The people over at Gaming will know what I am talking about, but the FAQ does not specifically allow game adaptation discussion. In my opinion, assuming a Myst SE never exists, gaming is the most relevant site. Add to this that a Myst-franshice tag already exists in Gaming, and this questions is firmly within that topic, and I think it should be allowed and that this should be obvious. I actually posted the question and one person has already admitted that: The question probably is off-topic everywhere, gaming is quite possibly the most relevant site and always will be, but it is still technically off-topic.
A cutscene film. This clearly is a film, this cannot be denied. So it is off topic in gaming. But the entire film is made up of cutscenes from a real existing game, does this really belong in film SE? It is entirely possible that it is only available to people who have bought the game so film aficionados will have no idea it exists. I would say that it clearly belongs in Gaming.
I think I could go on and on like this.