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It may be a little early, but no harm in putting this out there now and open this up for discussion.

Specifically, what should our 'Ask about' and 'Do not ask about' on the Tour page contain? Currently it has:

The generic:

Ask about...

Specific issues with history of science and math
Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered

and

Don't ask about...

Anything not directly related to history of science and math
Questions that are primarily opinion-based
Questions with too many possible answers or that would require an extremely long answer

and especially elaborated on in our Help centre

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    $\begingroup$ Anything not directly related to history of science and math as defined in the help center. $\endgroup$ Oct 29, 2014 at 21:26

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Here's a suggestion for the last bit:

Don't ask about...

Anything not directly related to the history of science, the history of math or the history of engineering
Questions related solely to scientific and/or mathematical concepts
Questions that are primarily opinion-based

We can update this and the "ask about" bit when we decide which fields are and are not on-topic.

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    $\begingroup$ The mathematician (or just the general nit-picker) in me forces me to note that this would mean, taken strictly, each question must be directly related to: (history of science or math) and engineering. This is a bit strict. :-) $\endgroup$
    – quid
    Nov 11, 2014 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ @quid Ahhhhhhh. Got me there. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Nov 11, 2014 at 23:50

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