So this question I posted about data cleansing was deemed off topic, in spite of having attracted two upvotes, a favourite and a positive comment:
Looking at the help center, it would appear that the question is in a slightly gray area in terms of relevance. I would argue that if falls under several of the criteria for relevance:
- software requirements
- development methodologies and processes
- quality assurance and testing
But equally it would seem to fall foul of one of the criteria deemed off-topic:
- where to find a software library, tool or other resource
It's left me wondering where on the SE family my question would be seen as more relevant than here? The search for useful programming tools and libraries would seem extremely tenuous on Stack Overflow or Software Recommendations, after all.
And if there isn't anywhere more relevant for these types of questions, should that particular relevance criteria perhaps be relaxed? Or should there be more guidance on how to ask a question like this in a "more relevant manner" (quoted, because I'm not sure how it could be edited for relevance).