It would be nice to get a list of all of the topics that have been declared on or off-topic in one place.

What I am thinking is a community wiki list with the name of the topic and a link to the meta post where it was decided.

I am trying to only do this for topics that have a clear consensus, where it would be obvious to anyone who read the meta post that it is either on or off-topic (like this one). Otherwise, I will put them into the Contentious/Unanswered category.

Two notes,

  • For things like camping that don't have a meta post but do have lots of questions, I am simply going to link to the tag page.
  • Please keep the topics alphabetized for easier access.

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    I moved Mountain-Biking to Contentious - we have so many things that we explicitly declare on topic even though they fit perfectly in another SE community. I think nobody can seriously say that mountain-biking is only done inside. Also rail biking is on topic.
    – imsodin
    Commented Sep 16, 2017 at 17:37
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    I remember tennis being declared off topic, and also sports like football which, although played outdoors require a lot of man-made infrastructure and have a large commercial component.
    – ab2
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 3:33
  • @ab2 Looking at the meta posts its complicated and I really only want to list the ones that are definitely off or on topic. It might be worth revisiting to get a clear answer, but I don't think there is any interest in those topics. Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 2:51
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    What about mountain identification? Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 10:43
  • outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/… Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 10:46
  • @Ricketyship I think that at the time it was “officially” off topic but I will add it Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 13:45

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