Questions tagged [scope]
Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why.
What is the authority of moderators in defining the scope of a site?
Please read this as a neutral question. I'm asking and not trying to make a point. Though I'll start with a rant (for context)... I recently ran into a situation that I found quite disheartening on ...
Is asking whether a particular question fits within the scope of a certain community within the scope of its corresponding meta site?
If I have a question in mind, but I'm unsure whether it fits the the scope or is allowed in a certain Stack Exchange community, can I ask whether it would be allowed to ask it in the corresponding ...
Is it allowed to ask a question about Data on the Meta site? [closed]
To win a hat I have to ask a question or post an answer with a Data tag. Now do I not participate in any site where that tag is useful, so I have a bit of a handicap. I guess I will not be the only ...
What's the appropriate Stack Exchange site for asking about a software library to solve a particular problem? [duplicate]
I have recently asked this question on Stack Overflow, asking about the existence of a Python module to solve a particular problem, and the question was closed due to being "off-topic". ...
With Stack Overflow Teams moved, where do Meta questions about it belong?
Last year, Journeyman Geek asked this question about where Stack Overflow Teams questions belong. I tend to agree with most of Catija's reasoning at the time Teams is still predominantly a Stack ...
Where can I ask about the RJ45 specification?
Where can I ask the following? The Cisco Field Notice: FN - 63697 was first released on 11-Nov-13, advising customers that RJ45 boots "Might Push the Mode Button and Cause an Unexpected Reset on ...
Is there an appropriate SE site about intersection between technology and rural culture?
My current question is about rural technology, to be specific, this question is more about history and cultural tradition. My question falls more into the topic covered by this book. In which site I ...
I want to create a 2m x 2m iridescent surface on concrete. Which Stack Exchange site would be appropriate for advice?
I would like to create a large iridescent surface on an indoor concrete floor (up to 2m x 2m). I am considering how to create a surface which is as intense and complex as possible with generally ...
Stack Exchange needs rules for where to post questions considered off-topic
There should be a set of rules and guidance for communities to know where a question can be posted. Recently I posted a question on History Stack Exchange, but it was closed as "off-topic", ...
Are questions about how to use Process Monitor on topic to Super User?
I asked this question on Super User, because it seemed that Super User was the most appropriate SE site, based on its on topic page. My reasoning was that I was asking for general help about using ...
Must a meta SE question prove site generality?
My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. Although no one explained why in principle any site couldn't have a "noisy" question, there were ...
Where to ask general questions about a multi-platform app?
For example, Slack is a multi-platform app (like iOS, Android, Web and Desktop). Should questions that aren't specific to a certain platform (like "Can your Slack account invite external users?&...
Can I ask a question about a great Stack Overflow contributor who has just not been active for the past several years on any Stack Exchange site?
While going through a post on Stack Overflow I went through the answer and could identify the answerer has a lot of Stack Overflow reputation. I sometimes go through people's Stack Overflow profiles ...
Should we be discussing the relative health and viability of a network site here on MSE?
This is largely catalyzed from this question and its subsequent comment chain. The basic sentiment brings to highlight a very specific site in the network which suffers from two specific problems: ...
Where can I ask about hardware development?
I have a question about the viability, and requirements of "upgrading" a Micro-USB port to a UBS-C port, purely for the purpose of charging, though I don't know which Stack to ask on. My ...
Where can I ask questions regarding Nanotechnology?
I have a few questions I want to ask that have to do with nanotechnology. There is no Stack Exchange site that has nanotechnology as a subject. So, where do I ask? Question: Creating chains of ...
Where can I ask "Do they use seasons in Ecuador?"
Discussions below this answer led to me posting Are there some places near the equator that are hottest in their winter and some that are hottest in their summer? Is there a map of this? see the "...
Is it not allowed to ask a question regarding multiple sites in the Stack Exchange network here?
Recently, I asked Friendly agreement for the betterment of user involvement in interest intersecting sites (for AI related sites) for discussion regarding a feature that is particularly related to the ...
In the Stack Exchange Android app, where can I see the description, scope and guidelines for each Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]
I posted on Worldbuilding and someone suggested I post on Science Fiction & Fantasy instead. I wanted to look up the scope and guidelines for each of the two sites, but in the Android app I could ...
Why is it so important to restrict questions to being 'on-topic' that some questions can't be asked anywhere on SE? [duplicate]
For example, a question about physics education is seemingly not on-topic on Physics. But there is no Physics Education nor Science Education, so it seems there is nowhere on SE that a question about ...
Can the community use a scope different from that mentioned in the help-center?
Without mentioning the Stack Exchange site, can a site's community allow questions that are off-topic according to the help-center of that site? Or is there anything that enforces what is on-topic ...
Should Stack Overflow for Teams be on topic on meta SE?
While it has been asked before - there's been a significant change in Stack Overflow for Teams. It's still 'formally' hosted on the Stack Overflow website, but you can access your teams from nearly ...
Do questions about the identification of objects/species have a place in the Stack Exchange Network?
When I made an account for the Earth Science Stack Exchange, I came across this meta post: I've had enough. Let's ban rock id questions. In this post, the author addresses the issue that the website ...
Where should I ask general questions about smartphones?
My question on Super User got closed. Is there a way to quickly shield a smartphone from all signals? I want to replicate a real signal loss and not only go into flight mode. I tried with aluminium ...
What is the difference between Super User and Web Application Stack Exchange 'groups'?
How come the following question was migrated from Super User to the Web Applications Stack Exchange site? How to generate a YouTube playlist of the most recent videos from each channel you follow? but ...
How can a Stack Exchange site expand scope significantly, where the scope expansion implies a new name and URL?
Consider Freelancing SE as a hypothetical [for now!] example. Freelancing has been in beta for 7+ years. Given its narrow scope, it doesn't get many questions each year, and that number is shrinking. ...
Which SE sites accept "identification" questions?
Various sites on the Stack Exchange network take questions of the form "please identify this thing", perhaps from a photo or a description (where the nature of the "thing" would ...
Why are questions only about one site in the network considered off-topic here?
This site seems to have a rule that "questions that are only about one site should be asked on the site's own meta", and such questions are nearly always marked "off-topic" here. ...
Where to ask questions about the history of the design of Internet Protocol (IP)?
Seeing Moon base internet functionality in Worldbuilding reminded me of how I began an old Space SE question Are there discussions or plans for extending the internet into space beyond Earth? Many ...
Site recommendation for asking presentation related questions
I am an undergraduate student who is assigned with the tasks of implementing presentations for my project work. I need to know if there is a site on Stack Exchange to ask about the best practices (as ...
Where should I ask a question about modding Minecraft?
I am currently developing a mod for the game Minecraft and ran into a little issue with it. Where can I ask a question for this? Is there a specialized site beside Stack Overflow? Perhaps Arqade?
Where should I ask general questions about electronics including information technology?
For example, the difference between two types of drives that are similar but not the same. Another example. The difference between two different types of processor architecture types that resemble ...
Where should I ask a question about Emacs' Evil Mode -- Emacs.SE or vi.SE?
I want to ask the following question: Is there's a quicker way copy/paste (or reorder) a paragraph separated by double-newlines keeping the double-newline spacing intact using Emacs' Evil Mode? ...
How is the scope of a site decided?
I suppose admins can track down who made what edits to the page "What topics can I ask about here?" that every SE site has (example page from webapps.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic). Is it ...
What is our stance on questions specific to unsupported browsers?
What is our stance on questions specific to browsers that Stack Exchange doesn't support? Should we still keep them to help people who use these browsers, or close/downvote them?
I need to know the scope of the follwoing question in the stackexchange network, I am not sure about its relevancy to Stack Overflow: I am not able to understand how could undefined and null are ...
Where can I ask about languages that don't have a dedicated site? [duplicate]
As an avid fan of folk, metal and especially folk metal, I encounter many foreign languages and dialects on a daily basis. As I would like to understand what I'm hearing to the best of my ability as ...
What is Meta's definition of a "more frivolous" post?
I was recently advised of the purpose of meta being: for "more frivolous discussions" Meta Stack Exchange is a special place for suggestions, bugs, support questions, and discussion about the ...
Why are there separate Stack Exchange sites for various artificial intelligence (AI) topics?
My question has similarities to this one, but it also has other aspects to it. The answer points out that the top tags on all three websites differ. But here are a few points to consider: In ...
Is prior research a must in all network sites?
I use many SE sites and it is unclear to me if if prior research is a must in all network sites. I believe prior research is generally needed as it can help users learn new things and also ensures ...
Does the Stack Exchange network claim to have a site for every possible topic?
I wonder if network has a site for everything. Or are there topics which are not covered by stackexchange?
Checking in on the possible changing scope of meta
With the research and feedback being taken from the wider community and less so from meta feedback, it would follow that many of the feature requests and discussions may not be as relevant on meta. ...
Description of Stack Exchange Beta site removed after joining a site
When you visit the website of a beta Stack Exchange site you are not a member of, you are greeted with a nice description of the site. For example, on Operations Research Beta you see the following: ...
Document pronoun policy debate exclusion from scope
The Meta.SE tour says: Be part of the community that decides how the sites work Any question that has to do with the Stack Exchange family of communities is fair game. Ask about... ...
Proving that questions are based on actual problems
The Help Center of many SE sites (example) states that you should only ask questions "based on actual problems that you face". Are askers required to prove that their question is based on actual ...
Question closed by both Android Enthusiasts and Ask Ubuntu while they referred to each other [closed]
I asked a question related to an android app in Android Enthusiasts (android.stackexchange.com) which is linked to linux (Ubuntu). My question was put on hold saying that it is off topic, and I was ...
How can I figure out what questions will be on topic for a particular Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]
Is there a list somewhere, that explains which questions are appropriate in each of the Stack Exchange sites? Frequently, I'd ask a question on Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange/Super User/Server Fault ...
Should I have asked this question here instead of on meta.math?
Ad URLs should not use path nested under stackexchange.com (but maybe a subdomain instead) I asked that question on meta.math because I thought advertisement behavior was community-specific, and it's ...
How do we make changes to a site's scope?
We are discussing this topic at Earth Science Stack Exchange, because our homepage has many questions asking to identify their rocks based on a picture. Some of us want to no longer accept such ...
Are questions about the MSE chatrooms on topic on MSE? If so, how can we best to understand some cryptic room descriptions?
I'd like to know, basically, if questions about current MSE chat rooms are on topic on MSE. I'd like to know, because I have concerns about many MSE users, particular askers, likely are not able to ...