I think all the SE sites used to have a /faq that included a bullet list of topics that should be covered by the site, along with things that shouldn't be covered by the site. Now, /faq redirects to /tour which only gives the "glossy brochure" overview of how SE sites work, generally.

Maybe the better question is: where do I go to find out what SE site I should ask my question on?

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    /faq was replaced with /help: programmers.stackexchange.com/help
    – yannis
    Aug 22 '14 at 9:03
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    @YannisRizos: Why doesn't it redirect there? Aug 22 '14 at 9:04
  • @BartvanIngenSchenau Because SE thought it would be a better idea to redirect it to /tour (which has a link to the help center at the bottom). Personally, I'd redirect it to /help, /tour is only useful for brand new users (who probably have no idea the /faq route ever existed). That said, our on and off topic lists do show up in /tour (somewhere in the middle).
    – yannis
    Aug 22 '14 at 9:07
  • Yannis, my eyes ran right over that bit in the middle. Thanks for pointing it out!
    – James B
    Aug 22 '14 at 9:16

The list of topics for each site should be on /help/on-topic.

Questions asking which site to ask on are on-topic for the Meta sites. If you think your question might be on-topic for XX.SE, you should ask in meta.XX.SE if you are right in your assessment.
If you don't have a clue which site to ask on, ask for a site recommendation at meta.SE.

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