I'm a regular over on fitness.stackexchange.com, which I think has an opinion for being rather hard line for what's on topic and what isn't, so maybe consider that I come from that camp.
I've noticed a few things here that I'd like to bring up here for the sake of helping this community in the long term.
- Everything seems on topic. Someone asked a question about battery chargers being safe, which really has nothing directly to do with the outdoors, unless you honestly want to consider every aspect of a vehicle and vehicle accessory also on topic. Steering wheel covers to enhance my grip on my 4x4 Jeep? Tint to keep the sun out? Differential lockers? Toyota vs Jeep? What grade of gasoline to use in my 96 Land Cruiser? Should I put STP fuel treatment in?
There's nothing inherent to a battery charger that makes it outdoors applicable.
- In reading a lot of the comments from regulars on here, it seems like the emphasis is on more content and questions, and anything to restrict that (like closing questions, tightening the definition of on-topic, etc) is rather sacrilege.
On fitness.stackexchange.com, our sister-sites are health.stackexchange.com (which is also a huge ball of goo because so much can be considered on topic), and sports.stackexchange.com (which I think the moderators do a good job of for kicking general fitness and health out).
We're not on-topic-police over there because we want less traffic, we do it because we want higher quality content which most of us feel:
- Encourages people with deep domain knowledge to stick around.
- Doesn't really provide a place for low quality answers, and the people who generate them.
- Creates a better relationship with the other SE community sites, as they know we toss things their way and they do the same for us.