The question "Is it more difficult for teetotalers to develop academic contacts?" has a couple of close votes suggesting it should be migrated to workplace.se. It appears the question is a boat programming question in that it is a workplace issue with academic tacked on.
Are questions about the academic workplace, but which may not be specific to the academic workplace, on topic? It seems to me that they should be as part of both "Life" and "Inner workings" from our FAQ. I think I feel a question can be on topic at a number of sites and it is up to the user to decide where he/she will get the best answer.