Questions tagged [scope]

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

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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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?
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The scope of JavaScript datatypes related question

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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. ...
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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: ...
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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... ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Could some Google questions be useful?

The question How should we deal with Google questions? defines a Google question as a question that you can find the answer to by a simple Google search and according to anon's answer, such a question ...
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How to handle a off topic or closed question? [duplicate]

How could one handle any closed or off topic questions? I have googled many times, browsed through the FAQs. But seriously I couldn't understand how to get my doubts clarified here, I mean how to ...
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Some advice that I "hope" the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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File Sharing Links, are they allowed, or should they be avoided? [duplicate]

See: Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers Question has largely already been answered (in above link); I have found further discussion helpful, as clarification ...
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Where should I ask a question about Ivan Illich (opponent of academia)?

To me, Academia Stack Exchange, Parenting Stack Exchange, or Philosophy Stack Exchange would be places to discuss unschooling and Ivan Illich. Which Stack Exchange site would be most appropriate for ...
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Best place to see what Stack Exchange site is about? [duplicate]

I want to know where I can find information about Stack Exchange site after joining the site. Normaly I would read the site information before I will join it and manage my questions accordingly, but ...
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Where to ask about Stack Overflow for teams

When should questions about Stack Overflow for teams be asked here on Meta Stack Exchange and when on Meta Stack Overflow? The tag wiki excerpt is not really useful, as it doesn't specify when a ...
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When are questions about Stacks - Stack Exchanges design system - on-topic here on Meta Stack Exchange?

Stacks is a design system that is developed for Stack Exchange and maintained by Stack Exchange developers. In this way, it is both, about the Stack Exchange network and third-party. When is a ...
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What Area 51 questions belong here as opposed to Area 51 Discussion Zone?

There's an impressive body of Area 51-related questions here on Meta Stack Exchange, linked together with the area51 (1,688 questions as of the writing of this question) tag, but there is also a ...
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Is sharing ideas fine on meta sites? [duplicate]

In my experience, sharing ideas (which are opinion-based and not really questions by nature) is fine in meta sites. The posts can be: Announcement posts. For example, in Net Neutrality and Stack ...
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Can I ask a very specific question that can be answered with just "yes" or "no"? [duplicate]

Can I ask a very specific question whose answer only needs "yes" or "no"? For example, I am learning a kind of knowledge, I find that there seems to be a mistake in the book (1+1=3), and I propose my ...
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Is a question that asks for a review of my reviews allowed on Meta?

I'd like to ask for a review of my reviews, as I've just been banned for the first time. Is that a valid question here?
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Who decides on a site's content policy?

Why are there different content policies on different sites? For example: homework-like questions are strongly discouraged on Physics and are immediately put on hold. Such questions however are asked ...

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