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there seems to be a need to help disambiguate sites. While the current sites page is pretty, it doesn't really do a good job of directing would-be users to the appropriate sites for their questions. Likewise, this Map of all SE sites (except the 3 biggest) is interesting, but not really the answer either.

Somewhere, there should be some sort of listing that summarizes the on-topic locus of each site, and it could be as simple as a list of the sites, along with their short descriptions next to them.

Ideally, there would even be a simple little search function that would allow a user to search through all of the site descriptions as well.

Simply put, guidance around the appropriate site seems in order, and it would be nice to capture it in a straightforward fashion.

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@AmalMurali That is for one site. This question is about gathering a summary of what all sites are about. – Simon Forsberg Oct 29 '13 at 18:53
@SimonAndréForsberg: Yeah, got it. +1 to the question. – Amal Murali Oct 29 '13 at 19:03
This or more specific? – Dukeling Oct 29 '13 at 19:22
@Dukeling That is a very good start. It would be nice if instead of showing the traffic, we could have a page like that showing the 'off-topic'. As it stands, though, again, a user wondering "so what does each of these sites do?" probably isn't going to imagine that the traffic page is the answer. – Affable Geek Oct 29 '13 at 19:48
This is a cool idea. I think it would be neat if it took the form of a taxonomy of subject areas. Perhaps something like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Contents/Portals. – couchand Oct 29 '13 at 20:23
A list of all sites with their domain.com/help/on-topic would do it, am I right? – Robert Siemer Mar 4 '14 at 16:30
@RobertSiemer Yup! – Affable Geek Mar 4 '14 at 16:38

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