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Questions tagged [scope]

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

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Is there a place to get the textual overview (what is on-topic) of all sites?

Between: Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange do I post in? Does Stack Exchange have an Economics section? and other random guidance I've found by perusing the "on-topic / off-topic" ...
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When in a specific SE site, could there be an easy way to see that site's manifesto?

A significant part of traffic on any SE site consists of people (often newbies) asking questions which are outside the scope of the site, which are then closed for being "off-topic". Unfortunately, it ...
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Drawing more attention to */help/on-topic on the “Ask Question” page

I'm using StackOverflow and other StackExchange sites for 4 years, I'm a casual user: if all my googling fails, and inescapably got stuck with something, I'll ask, accept and go away when done. I ...
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Users Looking for APIs and Data Sources?

I came across a question today that really got me thinking about how on- or off-topic it is. Perhaps the decision is more clear than I think, but right now I'm seeing this as a bit of a border case. ...
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Intercept certain tags to support sites which are born from Stack Overflow?

IMPORTANT: the difference between this proposal and others previously posted: the proposal is addressing only those technology tags which have their exact SE sites already. The complete list: ...
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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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Is there real life convergence to a perfect collection of questions?

Utopia I really like the conceptual idea of building a perfect collection of questions and answers for a topic. Of course, that is an utopia - a motivating one, if you ask me. The idealized life ...
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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 there anywhere I can ask a question about reading raw memory?

I'm trying to reverse-engineer some Win32 calls, so when I say "reading", I mean reading with my Mk1 Eyeball. I've got a block of memory which I think should be of a particular structure, but I'm not ...
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Where are questions about the HTTP specification on-topic?

Where would questions about details regarding the HTTP specification be on-topic? I have found two questions so far that fit the bill (the first one being mine, and the reason I started this Meta ...