Per recent discussion, I drafted some updates I'd like to have in Help Center -> What topics can I ask about here, section not about...
Added text is in bold, deleted is
crossed, and some links are added and changed (more details under the draft):
and it is not about...
- general workplace issues, office politics, and job hunting (check out The Workplace instead)
- implementation issues, such as code fixes (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
- coding tools, such as compilers, debuggers, and IDEs (ask on Stack Overflow instead)
- what language/technology you should learn next, including which technology is better
- what project you should do next
what book you should read next
- where to find a software library, tool or other resource
- product or service recommendations
- career or education advice, salary, or compensation
- personal lifestyle, including relationships and non-programming activities
- legal assistance
Primary motivation for the change was to make things like in Workplace Help Center, where items listed as off-topic are linked to respective detailed meta guidance. (Frankly, Workplace's page still looks more elegant and easier to read to me - ideas on how to further improve ours are welcome)
I also replaced straight links to Workplace and Stack Overflow with "safer" references to [help/on-topic] pages of these sites.
Also please pay attention that "career advice" link has changed from older FAQ post to a newer one. (I felt fairly safe doing this since older FAQ is linked near the top in references section in newer one but I may be wrong)
Per discussion in comments, "what book you should read next" was deleted. In exchange I inserted "education" into an item about career advice - as far as I can tell, this covers books and makes a closer match to linked meta guidance and to respective predefined close reason