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:
- Any thing to do with the principles of free software-hardware-spectrum, free culture, free society
- 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
- Promotion of political parties or politicians unless it is directly related to point 1 of on-topic
- Promotion of products or organisations or services
- Asking for help with non-free software