Skip to main content
20 votes

How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

It differs in that it will have a concentration of people who can answer the questions. In my experience: Aviation isn't much good at answering questions about the practical applications of ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 1,238
17 votes

Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

This is a very good question. Personally, I feel the answer should be yes... in most cases. I think it is easy to agree that bug reports and associated issues with software packages should go on their ...
ifconfig's user avatar
  • 3,801
14 votes

Should we allow questions about other parts of the software toolchain?

Profilers and Debuggers Questions about creating debuggers and profilers wouldn't be on topic, but questions about exposing debug symbols and memory layout location to a debugger of profiler would be, ...
mousetail's user avatar
  • 378
12 votes

Should "should" questions be allowed?

Asking "should" invites opinion, which invites discussion, which is a poor fit for the Stack Exchange model. Stack Overflow discovered this the hard way years ago. Instead, ask about ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
11 votes
Accepted

What do people think about "basic" animal sounds questions?

Agree on including such questions. In the 'simplest' case, the answer could have an online repository that points to other such recordings or similar sounds (XenoCanto, etc.) - and in other cases, it ...
Thejasvi's user avatar
  • 371
9 votes

Should questions about design decisions in existing languages be on-topic?

Yes Decisions made by practical languages usually have reasons, even if the reason is something uninteresting such as "because this language's predecessor does the same thing". If questions ...
user's user avatar
  • 352
7 votes

How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

This is a good question. Rather than answering each part piecemeal, I think it's helpful to set up a comparison to Robotics alone. Robotics (for general automation and control questions) This is ...
Kenn Sebesta's user avatar
4 votes

How does the topic of this site differ from Aviation, Electric Engineering and Robotics?

My concept for what this proposal would turn into if it passed into the beta stage is a forum where questions and resources which technically fall into the purview of other SE sites, like the ...
ifconfig's user avatar
  • 3,801
4 votes
Accepted

Fake languages?

Learning constructed languages (“conlangs”) should of course be on topic, unless there was a more specific site. These can be fictional and artificial auxiliary languages, e.g. Klingon and Esperanto ...
Crissov's user avatar
  • 1,247
3 votes

Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

I would also want product specific questions to be considered as on topic for this new site. IMHO, one goal of the site should be to help hobbyists and people new to the field to become familiar with ...
Nam San's user avatar
  • 151
2 votes

Should Ethics be allowed?

I think Ethics is big part of being Vegetarian or Vegan so there should definitely be a place for it here.
Petar Vasilev's user avatar
2 votes

Should Ethics be allowed?

Ethics is a big part of why I am a vegetarian. I think questions about Ethics should definitely be allowed. "Is it wrong to keep my leather jacket/shoes after going Vegan?" is a great question, btw. ...
tmaj's user avatar
  • 101
2 votes

Should Ethics be allowed?

I agree with Robert Cartaino's answer but I think I would like to see questions about the reasons why people follow veg*n lifestyles. I think ethical positions can be explained without triggering ...
Zanna's user avatar
  • 396
1 vote

Should "should" questions be allowed?

As a coworker of mine loves to say, "'should' is a funny word" There is probably a better way to word a good "should" question - but nothing that pops on Thesaurus.com's entry for '...
warren's user avatar
  • 7,720
1 vote

Should questions asking for support for a specific software suite or firmware be on-topic?

No, they should not be on-topic at this point in time. What makes the difference between a good tool-specific question and one guaranteed to quickly go stale is the stability of the tool-set. Drone ...
Kenn Sebesta's user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

Etiquette regarding cross-semination of proposals and S.E.s

Area 51 is where folks propose ideas for new sites, and part of that process is discussing a proposal's scope and organizing how subject space(s) can be distributed among various proposals and sites ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible