Questions tagged [allowed-topics]

Questions about what topics are allowed on the SE. What do we want to keep around here and what is considered "off-topic" as it may be better for another SE.

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Clarifying the Area 51 proposal: Can some basic economics and policy questions be on-topic?

[Ganesh Sittampalam's original question] I've voted to close this question* because it directly corresponds to this off-topic question from the area51 proposal (about economics and policy) and I ...
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What to do with all the Macroeconomics questions?

Seems like there have been a lot of macro-economics questions lately, for example: Country Budget Cuts Does the fractional reserve banking system necessitate indefinite and exponential economic ...
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What is meant by the off-topic close reason "product or service recommendations"?

One of the standard off-topic close reasons is this: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your ...
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Why can't we ask questions about economics here? Is there a place to ask questions about economics?

Just as the title says. Finance are relevant to economy. Isn't true we need to understand economy to invest better?
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Is double entry accounting a discussble topic here?

So, I'm trying to learn double entry accounting, and go figure, it's hard. At least, to the uninitiated, it is. Now, I've spent the last while on meta trying to find out whether or not my question is ...
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Should questions about advanced stock and options-trading topics and strategies be allowed?

Today I saw "How companies choose earnings release dates, & effect on Implied Volatility". Who cares? I mean, obviously some people care, and it's a worthwhile question for these people to ask ...
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general advice on getting good prices

This question has been closed as off-topic. The basis for this is the area51 proposal where "Where can I find the lowest prices on [electronics/furniture/etc.]?" was specified as off-topic. I think ...
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OnStartups is closing. Should the PF&M "on-topic" list change? UPDATE: There's a new "startups" site

UPDATE: There is a new startups.stackexchange.com site now in public beta. Please see the details in the corresponding answer below. Original post: OnStartups is going to be closed next week. That's ...
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Are questions about single-person/family businesses on topic or not?

The guidelines say that "questions about small business that have no bearing on personal finance" are off-topic, and also request that "if you have a question about a small business, please make sure ...
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Where can I ask questions about economics not related to personal finance?

From reading this page, I understand that questions about economics not related to personal finance is out of topic here (for example questions about corporate or government finance). Is there any ...
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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

We have had a couple of questions recently from users asking about personal finances from a Muslim viewpoint. Should these types of questions be on-topic? Are these types of questions different than ...
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Shall we broaden the allowed topics to include consumer issues & protection?

There used to be a proposal titled Consumer Issues and Protection at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/40853/consumer-issues-and-protection (now deleted) Consumer issues didn't get as far as ...
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Are questions about insurance on-topic?

Under the on-topic help page, insurance is not listed as something on-topic. However, I've noticed a many questions on insurance (it's also a tag). Are questions about insurance on-topic, and if so, ...
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Do "list of books" questions have value?

Generally speaking, questions that are basically a "list of X" are not very appropriate for the Q&A format of the site. They are basically polls and add little value to the body of knowledge. ...
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Economics.SE is closing, do we want some of their questions?

The Economics Stack Exchange beta will be closed down next week along with a bunch of other quiescent beta sites. There's a movement building up (approved by the SE staff) to migrate as much of the ...
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When does "advanced" go beyond personal finance?

Here is a great question https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/28218/should-an-individual-try-to-purchase-a-seat-on-a-stock-exchange It was closed as being off topic. In the Past The community ...
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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics? Let's say, ask for an explanation about why x government asks you to pay some specific taxes, for example? Or is it more on-topic in Politics ...
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What are the best tools question - Should it stick around?

What are the best software tools for personal finance? Does this question still belong on our site? I have a feeling that if it was asked today, it would be closed as not answerable/not specific, ...
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Why was a question about bank runs closed?

This question was closed as "off topic". From the list of what's on-topic, I think it's definitely about personal finance, e.g. it falls under "Best practices for saving..". For the specific off-topic ...
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Is numismatics on-topic?

Are questions on numismatics on-topic? Coins are, and have been for a very long time, quite literally, money. On the other hand, the value of rare coins stems from their rarity and the fact ...
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Useful, but subjective questions along the lines of: Where can I get deals on X?

The particular question in question: What are some sites that offer decent deals on college textbooks? The original question was titled What site offers the best deal on college textbooks? That is ...
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Where's the line between "Asking for a software recommendation" and "How to file taxes for my state"?

I think clearly off-topic: "What's the best tax software to use?" (While many things here are opinion-based to some degree, this is a "shopping" question that's not really going to have a useful "...
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Are questions about personal finance terminology on-topic?

A question about the word "portfolio," a common term in personal finance, was asked this week and closed: Is “folio” an acceptable contraction of “portfolio”? A reason given for the closure in a ...
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Are questions about personal finance accounting on-topic?

A commenter on my question “End of financial year: closing transactions” declares: I think this answer is going to get closed b/c accounting is off-topic on this site Isn't it the case, though, ...