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Update the "What topics can I ask about here?" section?

In the help centre, there's a page giving advice on what topic to ask or not ask about : Specifically, in the "What topics should I avoid?", ...
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Revamping the on-topic section of the help centre

What happened I reworked the on-topic section of the help centre to make it more helpful for its intended audience (new users), more specifically: I referred to FAQs or other relevant Meta ...
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Should we specify that questions where "expert" answers are from experts outside of academia are off-topic?

Occasionally we get questions that are about the on-topic areas listed in the help center, but that are considered off-topic here because an expert answer to such a question would come from an expert ...
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Who wrote the Help Center claim that we are a forum, and why?

In the Help Center, there's a sentence that claims we are a forum: To help people answer your question, please recognize that this forum is frequented by academicians from across the globe Who ...
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"If your question is not about...": proposed change to help center text

Some time ago, Ben Norris proposed here on meta that we update the help center text to be explicit about what not to ask. That proposal currently appears to have the community's approval. Several ...
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