What is on/off topic for this list?


#1

It will be great to have a list of topics and issues that are considered on/off topic as a scaffold for newcomers.

I will start by listing:
On-topic

  1. Any thing to do with the principles of free software-hardware-spectrum, free culture, free society
  2. Asking for help with ‘free as in freedom’ software. Read this first -> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way:http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Off-topic

  1. Promotion of political parties or politicians unless it is directly related to point 1 of on-topic
  2. Promotion of products or organisations or services
  3. Asking for help with non-free software

#2

####Should promotion even be allowed?


#3

Promotion of ideas that are related to the organisation and the principles it espouses should be fine.


#4

Isn’t there categories there for that? Moderators can map the topics and categories.


#5

Yes. That would be the means to do it. This post is about discussing what should be allowed. Guidelines and shiz.


#6

I think the categories are very limited at present. Perhaps, we should come up with a list of such categories and add them


#7

Instead of hurrying things up. Can we wait and watch for a while and see what happens? How things are moving along?


#8

If we wait too long, this site will get abandoned slowly.


#9

Moved the topic to ‘Site Feedback’ category.


#10

hmm i moved it from site feedback to policy. site feedback is about user experience, right?


#11

Its everything related to this site. We can even discuss the posting guidelines, category composition and other stuff there (or here).

Edit: Renamed the category to ‘Meta’.