Questions tagged [scope]

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Are woodworking questions in scope?

We've had a few questions that deal more with woodworking than with home improvement per se: best materials for non toxic wooden blocks Making your own height adjustable desk How to paint Pine ...
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What should be the status of questions about domestic appliances?

This question on a fault with dishwasher turned up today. We've had a few, but not many, questions in the past, but I noticed that the FAQ (recently updated by me!) doesn't make any mention of such ...
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Home Improvement or DIY - scope change to grow site

Buried in comments and answers to other questions here on meta (some linked below), there is an underlying questions that we need to talk about. Are we a Home Improvement community or a DIY community?...
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Should we allow questions about stuff “outside” of the home?

Questions about sheds, pole barns, retaining walls, decks, patios? All these are questions and issues that home owners have, and typical DIY'ers like us have to deal with. All the ones listed above ...
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Should questions about building things that are not part of your home be on-topic?

The question https://diy.stackexchange.com/q/3712/21 is an example of a "non-home DIY" question, i.e., a question about building personal property that isn't part of your home. It's a good opportunity ...
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DIY vs Home Improvement?

Just joined this site a while back, and I as wondering if DIY is the right place for do-it-yourself questions, which aren't home improvement related? If not, is there an alternative StackExchange ...
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Are appliance-related questions in scope?

Looking at: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/appliances Raises the questions: Are appliance repair questions in scope? Are appliance installation questions in scope (eg, installing ...
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Close old off-topic questions?

I'm thinking about closing the question Are air purifyers and ionizers effective? for being off topic, even though it's an old question. Is there any reason not to?
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Should questions about building codes and electrical codes be considered on-topic?

Should questions about building codes and electrical codes be considered on-topic? StackExchange sites usually shy away from narrowly localized questions, but building and electrical codes have many ...
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Should we expand the scope to real-estate questions?

The amount of traffic on our site is not growing. In fact, it has been falling a little every week. I have been thinking of ways to grow the community, and one option is to expand the scope of the ...