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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Should we permit questions that ask for specific loan providers to be named or recommended?

Refer to this question: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/20426/which-banks-allows-a-student-living-in-india-to-apply-for-unsecured-lines-of-c Should we permit such questions asking where to ...
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Suggestion: expanding the range of this board to include all the topics talked about on UK sites MoneySavingExpert and This is Money

Background: my other thread was deleted and from that thread there was a link to another thread about a similar subject. I even made a comment in that thread but it's just not possible to find that ...
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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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I have nominated "Who creates money? Central banks or commercial banks?" be re-opened

I disagree that it is off-topic and feel both the question and answers given are well put together. Please feel free to share your thoughts on re-opening Who creates money? Central banks or ...
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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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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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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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Should homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as "homework" but there is no policy or consensus against

Refer to this question. It's homework, and clearly disclosed as such. Somebody flagged the question, stating "I'm assuming homework questions aren't allowed here." Got me thinking that we haven't ...
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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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Is a question about why a stock/security/metal dropped at a certain time helpful or off topic as too localized?

Looking at Silver's massive drop, week of 9/18/11. How are its dynamics different than gold? and similar questions about a specific drop or rise in the value of a security/stock/metal/etc. an on-topic ...
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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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Do we need to draw a line about household cost-cutting questions, such as the example herein?

This question about saving money on electricity was closed by the community. I re-opened it because cost-cutting is a valid topic for the site. In fact, one of the sample charter on-topic ...
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Are questions about starting an investment club/company on-topic?

We got this question on OnStartups that is a marginal fit for our site. Would it be accepted here? how does one start an investing club (as a company)?
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Are Questions About Careers Off-Topic?

My question was closed as "Off Topic"*, but I'm confused since the FAQ on the main site doesn't list Career & Job based questions as off-topic. I'm further perplexed since I have no access to the ...
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Is asking about an alternative to a cable TV off topic?

I am just trying to find if anybody used a particular internet TV company. Not sure if it's off-topic. It's kind of about saving money by replacing expensive cable TV bill with a cheaper alternative.
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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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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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Is the coworkers salary question on topic?

Is it a good practice - when everybody in office are aware of co-workers salary? Is this question on topic? I saw a comment asking that question and as I reread the question I think that this is off ...
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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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What topics are not allowed on Money?

What are the allowed topics for this site? According to the FAQ Personal Finance and Money - Stack Exchange is for people who want to be financially literate, find ways to save money, minimize ...
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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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