This question already has an answer here:
- The on-topic page in the Help Centre 1 answer
It's been a year since this question was posted, but it's still just as important today as it was then. While at the time it was buried, as the site continues to grow, having this resource will become increasingly important. It's largely up to you all to determine what goes here, so have at!
Now that we've had some time to determine the sorts of questions that we do and do not like to see on this site, it may be time for us to populate our Help Center article (this is the only one we have the freedom to edit) on what questions we like people to ask.
This is particularly important, and we need to bear in mind a few things when determining what the content should be:
- This is the first resource for a lot of new users to see what we find on-topic here.
- This message is linked to form many in-site sources
- People are linked to this page whenever a question is closed as off-topic without a unanimous reason
We also want to be able to use this to give people a general sense of what questions should be asked here. This important: our aim is to help people have an enjoyable experience on this site, and a significant part of that has to do with letting them know what questions are appropriate here.
This being said, here's a list of potential things we want to discuss:
- The on-topicness of mathematical problems and solutions
- The on-topicness of general riddle puzzles (that can possibly have too many or subjectively-correct answers)
- Some of the questions tagged with "scope" on Meta
- The explanation for our only standing custom close reason
It is also worth noting that, as this is the only Help Center article we can freely edit as a community, we may wish to include information about what is not on-topic here as well.
This all being said, what should our Help Center article say? How should the information be organized and presented so as to be clear and helpful to our readers?