I want to ask a question on a beta site (stats), but I don't know if it's relevant. Attempting to ask on the stats meta site returns this:
You must have at least 5 reputation on Statistical Analysis to ask a question.
The parent site footer said "feedback always welcome", but this reputation cap does not make me feel very welcome.
I'm also invited to "join the discussion the stats chat room" but this shows:
You must have 20 reputation on Meta Stack Overflow to talk here
which I find a disappointingly limited definition of "join".
How can I ask experienced users of the beta site whether my question is on topic, without having to think up some arbitrary question first just to generate the reputation to be accepted on meta or chat?