I wonder if we need to change the wording used for "off topic" suggestions in Area 51. I think some people take this too literally.
I believe a good "off topic" question is one that some people would think was appropriate, but the community feels doesn't belong on the site.
To take SO for example, a great off-topic question might be "What kind of chair do you sit in while programming". In Area 51 I think many people would say this was "on topic", but a poor question. Taken too literally, "what's your favorite color" would be "off topic", when in reality it should just be rated a poor example.
In other words, I think some people are getting these two choices confused.
Has anyone else noticed this problem? What can we do to clarify it.