I recently asked a question on SO that was related to Scrum as a development process (More productive Grooming Sessions), and it was closed within a day for being offtopic. A comment suggested that it would be a better fit for programmers.
Before asking the question on SO, I had a look and noticed that there were quite a few questions related to Scrum as a process, which received answers and were not closed:
- In scrum, is changing acceptance criteria during a sprint OK?
- Who should write the changelog of a task? Developer or tester?
- Role of the customer in scrum management
Based on this, I thought that the question would be fine for SO and posted it.
Now looking again after the question was closed, I noticed that a good deal of the questions in the scrum tag (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/scrum) are closed for being offtopic.
It would be great to have a better detection of potentially offtopic questions when composing the question. If SO had told me that the question would probably a better fit for programmers, then I would have posted it there in the first place.
Wouldn't it make sense to detect questions with similar content and then see that a good percentage of them have been closed as being offtopic and then communicating that to the user?