Questions tagged [scope]
Questions about what is on-topic or off-topic and why.
10 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Notice: Macroeconomics is officially in scope
Having spoken with the awesome Jon Ericson, I can officially state that the proposal to put questions of macroeconomics in scope is the consensus among the Community Managers. To wit: I talked ...
Are overly specific questions on-topic here?
For example, I have queries regarding a specific US Senate special election in Alabama in the 1930s? Specifically, I hope to get more information on the candidates and their vote shares. Can I check ...
Are requests for off-site resources on-topic here?
I flagged this question as off-topic: New Jersey budget plan with the reason: This question does not appear to be about governments, policies and political processes within the scope defined in the ...
On the question "What is the success rate for non-violent revolutions" and why I consider it is not too broad or open
The question https://politics.stackexchange.com/q/981/130 has been closed by Robert Cartaino. Quoting his comment: This is a very broad, open question that isn't likely to be very quantifiable. As ...
How to word "advantage/disadvantage" or "arguments for/against" questions?
There seems to be some disagreement about whether "What are the advantages and disadvantages of X?" questions are on-topic for this site, with, on the one hand, a number of questions being close-voted ...
Can we add a tag for Universal Basic Income?
I'm seeing more and more questions relating to the UBI on here, including one from myself, and there is not yet a tag for it as a topic. I think it would prevent inaccurate tags to allow people a ...
How can I improve this question about police reform?
I asked a question that I was advised to narrow down, and after initially found the suggestion frustrating since it's a question that's difficult to ask in a narrow, succinct way. It's a big topic, ...
Should the majority of Afghanistan questions be flagged or reviewed before inclusion?
A significant portion of the questions relating to Afghanistan have a tenuous link to political discussion. Most are questions about warfare, counter-insurgency, military tactics or strategy. Very ...
Clarifying topicality of a question about state media contents
After a question was closed I had a feeling I was not good in explaining its relevance to this Q&A site, but I might be wrong. So my actual question was why open source/open tech activities ...
In an election year, should a candidate's possible handicaps, (or their attempts at concealment), be off-topic?
Let's imagine we're all magically transported back to 1932, and we're all on a pen-pal postcard based version of Politics.SE, with Philipp as our long suffering moderator. Somebody posts a question ...