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 Stack Exchange sites (except the three 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. Oct 29, 2013 at 18:53
  • @SimonAndréForsberg: Yeah, got it. +1 to the question. Oct 29, 2013 at 19:03
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    This or more specific? Oct 29, 2013 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. Oct 29, 2013 at 19:48
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    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, 2013 at 20:23
  • A list of all sites with their domain.com/help/on-topic would do it, am I right? Mar 4, 2014 at 16:30
  • @RobertSiemer Yup! Mar 4, 2014 at 16:38
  • Adapt the userscript from this Glorfindel's answer
    – Rubén
    Mar 16, 2023 at 16:21


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