Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why.

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Do we really want to assist suicide?

We have a question: How unpleasant is Hypothermia? Now, I don't know the motivations of the original poster, but if a friend would be asking such a question and comparing it to other ways of dying, I ...
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Possible shopping question: “Where can I get gear like this?”

As I know Stack Exchange generally frowns on "shopping questions", I wanted to ask about this here on Meta before posting it on Main. I own a piece of gear (a hat) and I would like to buy another one ...
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Is river navigation in scope?

I have been looking for references to support a 3000+ mile river journey. There are several references available, but I have not found a single home for them. This journey is in the US and even the ...
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Species Identification

Just curious, there have been a couple questions pertaining to identification of species, how do these questions differ from these. Just trying to keep things consistent on what is on topic/off topic....
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Should prescription drug advice be on topic?

There has been a bit of discussion on this question Is there a dose guide for Dexamethasone?. Should we, as a site, be providing advice on the usage of drugs which may be prescription only in some ...
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On questions about equipment comparison / shopping recommendations

There have been some questions lately asking about particular features of particular pieces of equipment, or comparing specific features of two specific options. These questions seem to be drawing ...
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Is urban exploration on-topic?

Recently, two questions on urban exploration / urban geocaching were asked: How to deal with aggressive homeless when exploring urbex? Urbex question: How to protect myself from asbestos? Are such ...
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Geocaching scope [closed]

I would like to discuss the scope of geocaching. There are many sub-categories of questions belonging to geocaching category. Because there's a Geocaching proposal on Area51, it would be good to ...
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Does Indoor Climbing belong on TGO?

The title pretty much says it all. I've always just thought of indoor climbing as a subset of climbing, which is an outdoor sport (and I know nothing about either one). But is it legitimate here?
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Is beachcombing on-topic?

Is beachcombing an outdoor activity? Are beachcombing questions on-topic? For example, a photo of something odd found on a beach somewhere in the world, with the question: what is this?. Or ...
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“Forest noises” - on topic?

https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1705/forest-noise-mp3s Is the above on topic? I'm tempted to say no, and would equate it to someone asking where to find a video of someone programming on ...
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Kayaking, here or sports?

This question: How does one steer a two-person kayak? Had this comment: (This question could also be asked on the sports.stackexchange.com site) Thoughts?
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What questions about flora are in scope?

A question of mine about tree identification, What's the difference between a redwood and a sequoia? was migrated to the gardening and landscaping section. While identification of plants is certainly ...
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Should Knots and Knot tying be in Scope?

I couldn't find this elsewhere so I decided to ask. Basically should knots and knot tying be in scope? If so how far? Useful knots only or decorative knots? What about rope work which is just a ...
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Does outdoors include Sailing, Climbing, Kayaking and other pursuits?

Just wanted to check, as so far the majority of questions seem to be around walking/hiking. I hope wider pursuits are also welcome, and have questions in these areas, but wanted to check the community ...