Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why.

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Is Stack Overflow a good place to ask Photoshop questions?

Is Stack Overflow a good place to ask Photoshop questions, or is there another site in the Stack Exchange family for those questions?
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Do we avoid questions about current events that have a limited life?

RPG Stack Exchange, along with a few other older sites, have this bullet point in our on-topic FAQ: We don't want the information on our site to become obsolete, and so we try not to ask ...
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Where do I ask: Could Angular regarded as JavaScript templating?

I have a simple question, and I do not want it to be off topic on Stack Overflow, because it does not have a code issue; it is just a conceptual question. The question is: Is Angular regarded as a ...
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Where can I ask about coding style? [duplicate]

I have a question about coding style / indentation and alignment, and I don't know where (or if) there is a Stack Exchange site suitable for that. I only figured that it would not be an o.k. ...
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Ask question about road map of learning technology in SO [closed]

Can I ask questions like "What should I learn? Which resources should I read/study? In what order?" for specific development? I want to ask this on Stack Overflow because it is the most popular site ...
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What is the scope of questions regarding theoretical computer science rather than practical problems?

I have faced/seen closed questions (very recent example here) whenever the question relates to something other than very specific programming errors, installation, some data-structure, algorithm or ...
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Is game development no longer relevant on SO due to the creation of Game Dev SE? [closed]

I have noticed recently that people at Stack Overflow usually move questions related to game development to Game Development SE. So are questions related to game development no longer appropriate at ...
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Questions on UML and other modeling languages

What is the best place on Stack Exchange to ask specific questions about the proper use of notations used in UML and other modeling languages? This question might seem like a possible duplicate of ...
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Are user suspension and user deletion discussions on-topic for per-site meta?

Users will be suspended sometimes by the moderator team due to various reasons. But there will be some enthusiastic users who are very much interested to know the reasons behind the suspension of a ...
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Update the help center to indicate Stack Overflow Careers questions are off-topic

Currently the What topics can I ask about here? page on Meta Stack Exchange says: If your question is about: Stack Overflow Careers (Employers). Questions for Stack Overflow Jobs should go ...
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asking a question about software licences on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I find it ironic that the gpl tag has 794 questions. I am curious though as to where someone can go to ask "developers" questions on the GPL especially since tons of lawyers don't know how to read ...
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Job application questions - are they valid? [closed]

A few of the questions from a quiz in our job application process have been appearing on Stack Overflow - direct copy/paste from the questionnaire. None of the "flag" categories seemed to fit and I ...
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Interview questions on SO [closed]

I don't like interview-questions questions. When I see those words, my finger gets itchy for the 'not a real question' radio button. However, I'm prepared to be persuaded that my attitude is in need ...
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Are questionnaires permitted on Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

Is it OK to post a questionnaire on Stack Exchange sites? I'm currently working on a project at my uni and need some empirical information about workouts. I want to explain more about the project, ...
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Difference between the Cross Validated and Data Science SE sites?

The site description of Cross Validated says: Cross Validated is a question and answer site for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data ...
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What is the difference between the “scope” and the “on-topic” tags on most child metas?

In most sites I participate, their child metas have simultaneously two seemingly similar tags: scope and on-topic (or off-topic, on-topic-ness, off-topic-ness). Is this redundant? If yes, shouldn't we ...
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Questions about environment-saving organisations, etc

On which Stack Exchange site can I ask questions about search engines like Ecosia?
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Where can I ask questions about payment gateways or implementing billing myself?

I just moved to Brazil and I'm in the process of starting a new company. I'm having difficulty finding a payment gateway that offers a cost-efficient, integrated solution with monthly recurrent ...
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Where should I ask “X”? [duplicate]

If I'm not sure what Stack Exchange site to ask a question on, what's the recommended protocol? Do I ask the meta-question here on meta.stackoverflow.com? It looks like there are several "Where should ...
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What is the right place to ask questions about the SmokeDetector?

SmokeDetector is a bot which is run on several sites. (I think that it is run on the sites from SO trilogy all sites - in Tavern on Meta, AskUbuntu, Math.SE, English.SE, maybe some other sites.) It ...
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Where to find the topic scope of a Stack Exchange section/site?

I think that each Stack Exchange site (e.g., "Robotics", "Stack Overflow", ...) has their own explanation of the topic scope - what is allowed and what not. But where to find it? Sorry I can not see ...
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Where is the most appropriate place to ask a question about hosting providers?

I would like to ask a question about developer's experiences with different Windows Dedicated Server hosting providers. Assuming that my question is technology-specific, and worded as objectively as ...
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Where to post questions asking for expert opinion?

After my lie down, I posted this question on SO. As I suspected would happen, it got moved to programmers. Unfortunately, the kind of people I'm interested in getting answers from (litb,skeet et al - ...
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Is it inconsistent for an interdisciplinary question to be on topic in one site but not in another?

A religious question, "Christianity, Judaism, and Islam worship the same God?" is on topic in Islam but not Christianity or Judaism Is this seeming inconsistency common on Stack Exchange? I can ask ...
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Why do CMS sites exist?

Is there a reason why CMS-scoped sites, like Drupal Answers, WordPress Development, Joomla and Craft CMS, are not folded into Stack Overflow, Server Fault, etc.? These sites seem to cover areas that ...
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Is there a place for questions about HTML semantics or accessibility?

I'm wondering where (if anywhere) to ask questions about HTML semantics and/or accessibility. Examples: What is the correct way to semantically mark up a form? When should definition lists be used? ...
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Helping users of the Terraform open source project find the right Stack Exchange site

I'm one of the team of people working on Terraform, an open source project (commercially backed by Hashicorp, my employer) that provides a declarative machine language for describing the configuration ...
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Where should Google Refine / OpenRefine questions go? [duplicate]

Google Refine is currently moving to GitHub and being renamed to OpenRefine. The community is looking for a place to host Q&A (currently maintained in a discussion list). Google Refine already has ...
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Is a link-only answer on a per-site meta with a link to the same question on Meta Stack Exchange acceptable?

I came across this answer on Meta Super User which is a link-only answer to this question on Meta Stack Exchange. The question on MSE is asking exactly the same thing as the question on MSU, so both ...
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Has our policy towards political discussions on SE sites changed?

Traditionally SE site users, moderators, and CMs have discouraged political conversation on main site posts, meta site posts, comments, and site-specific chat rooms. Recently, SE's CEO shared a ...
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Link for descriptions/rules/pertinents of the Stack Exchange on each one?

I bounce around a few Stack Exchange sites to ask questions, mostly pertaining to technology, and sometimes I ask a question that is off-topic and I get some negative feedback and/or the question gets ...
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Why doesn't the homepage of SE sites explain what the site is for?

I finally got tired of scrolling through the site list and created a note to remind me. My goal is to not post questions to the wrong community. I find deciding between Super User vs. Stack Overflow ...
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Winter Bash hat questions on Meta Stack Overflow?

I saw a few Winter Bash hat questions on the Meta Stack Overflow. Should these questions be moved to the Meta Meta? It seems like they are more on topic here because hats are available across all ...
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Is there any official Google support in Stack Overflow? [closed]

Today I flagged this question as off topic. It's to do with deleting service accounts from Googles Cloud console. This looks like an admin issue to me, and certainly not a programming question within ...
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Is it okay to put a short hint as a comment? [duplicate]

Writing an answer as a comment at Stack Exchange is considered as troublesome, but sometimes it is not possible to write an immediate answer (due to lack of time/ knowledge), but it seems useful ...
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Who interprets the rules about questions such as they can't be too broad, unresearched or subject to opinion? [closed]

On Mathematics Stack Exchange, Burak asked the following wonderful question: What are some counter-intuitive results in mathematics that involve only finite objects? The question is clearly ...
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Is there a home for a question on calculating cost of using Storage as a Service?

There is a lot of hype being generated by the distributed storage solutions: Maidsafe Storj Sia They (supposedly) offer low-cost storage, and also pay for people to share their storage for others to ...
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Can I use this site as a brainstorming/voting site? [duplicate]

I lead a team of 600 people in over 70 countries. I often would like their input on one of my ideas and I don't want to use a survey because they tend to limit creativity by requiring a choice among ...
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Where can I ask questions about the law, immigration, and other matters related to bureaucracy?

Where can I ask questions about the law, immigration, and other matters related to bureaucracy?
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Site scope issues where community opinion is divided and there is no consensus?

On SE site XYZ, there is a Meta question asking if questions of type ABC are in scope (the answer is not obvious from existing site policy or help pages). Community is about evenly divided, with ~50% ...
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Where can I ask about how to deal with Magento hacking and security?

Recently my client's Magento store was hacked and I want to know more information about this Magento hacking. So where should I ask questions about Magento hacking, Information Security or Magento?
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Where should small/home network questions be asked?

I have just asked a question on How to assign different static IP addresses to the same machine depending on its OS on a network? I read from this meta answer https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/28230/...
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Does “topic” have a special meaning on Stack Exchange, and should it?

Often on at least some Stack Exchange sites you see people equate "topic" with any and all qualities of a question, answer, or comment, rather than just their topic in the usual English sense. ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about Android certification providers on Stack Overflow?

There is this new Android Academy Certifications, and I would like to ask about the validity/acceptance of such certifications in the development community.
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Which site to ask about downloading a package using apt-get?

I'm not sure where to ask this question. My questions have been removed from Stack Overflow (which would be my first assumption as to where this question should go) before because they are not ...
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What's the consensus on asking questions phrased to fit the scope, but invites answers outside the scope?

Basically, the title is the whole question here, but let's break it down just to clarify my intention. Is this considered acceptable when a question is unintentionally inviting answers outside the ...
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Project Management, Software Design and Human Factors should be within the Scope of Stack Overflow [closed]

I have noticed an annoying trend on Stack Overflow that anything not directly related to programming, the actual act of programming, is closed. See this question: What should the penalty/response for ...
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How can we better support questions like “What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public?”

What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public? This question, and its answer, are pure gold. It's highly-informative; it speaks to an issue ...
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Can a call for developers be a valid question? [closed]

Could I make a call for a free software project on Stack Overflow? I guess it would be something like asking for 'help' with something concerning software :D
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What kind of questions about development tools are appropriate for Stack Overflow? [closed]

I use Emacs, and so I monitor the Emacs questions (mostly as a way to learn, I can't answer most of them) and Emacs is pretty customizable. But I imagine that other development tools are filled with ...