This is [the original Help Center][1] page, with some minor changes.  It turns out that most of the Off-Topic subjects are already covered here, so I just added a couple of new ones to cover the missing cases:

 - where to find a software library, tool or other resource
 - a product or service recommendation

###Additional updates:

1. Removed "Freelancing and Business Concerns" from the on-topic list.

2. Removed "software engineering" in favor of more specific topics, many of which were already included.

3. Clarified "Programming Tools."

4.  Added "Legal Assistance" to "not about."

5. Changed "resume help" to "job hunting" at the request of The Workplace mods to prevent people with resume critique questions from thinking they are on-topic there.

> What topics can I ask about here?
> ---------------------------------
> 
> <p>Programmers Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers
> who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions
> about software development.</p>
> 
> ###If you have a question about...
> 
> <ul> <li>software requirements</li> <li>software architecture and design</li> <li>algorithm and data structure concepts</li> <li>development
> methodologies and processes</li> <li>software engineering management</li>
> <li>quality assurance and testing</li> <li>software licensing</li> </ul>
> 
> <h3>and it is not about...</h3>
> 
> <ul> <li>general workplace issues, office politics, and job hunting (check
> out <a href="http://workplace.stackexchange.com/">The Workplace</a>
> instead),</li> <li>implementation issues, such as code fixes (ask on
> <a href="http://www.stackoverflow.com/">Stack Overflow</a> instead)
> </li> <li>coding tools, such as compilers, debuggers, and IDEs (ask on
> <a href="http://www.stackoverflow.com/">Stack Overflow</a>
> instead),</li> <li>what language/technology you should learn next,
> including <a
> href="http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/08/gorilla-vs-shark/">which
> technology is better</a>,</li> <li>what project you should do
> next,</li> <li>what book you should read next,</li> <li>where to find
> a software library, tool or other resource</li> <li>a  product
> or service recommendation</li> <li><a
> href="http://meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/588/are-career-advice-questions-useful-to-anyone-except-the-poster/590#590">career
> advice</a>, salary or compensation,</li> <li>personal lifestyle,
> including relationships, and non-programming activities</li> 
> <li>Legal assistance</li>
></ul>
> 
> <p>...then you're in the right place to ask your question!</p>
> 
> <p>Please make sure your question uniquely applies to programmers in
> general:</p>
> 
> <p><img src="http://i.stack.imgur.com/ociNc.png" alt="proper scope for
> question"></p>
> 
> <h2>What about subjective questions?</h2>
> 
> <p>Subjective questions are allowed, but subjective does not mean
> &ldquo;anything goes&rdquo;. <strong>Please keep it professional at
> all times</strong>. If this is a question you'd be uncomfortable
> discussing with your colleagues in a work environment, it's probably
> not appropriate here, either.</p>
> 
> <p>All subjective questions are expected to be <em>constructive</em>.
> How do we define that?  Constructive subjective questions &hellip;</p>
> 
> <ul> <li>inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”.</li> <li>tend
> to have long, not short, answers.</li> <li>have a constructive, fair,
> and impartial tone.</li> <li>invite sharing experiences over
> opinions.</li> <li>insist that opinion be backed up with facts and
> references.</li> <li>are more than just mindless social fun.</li>
> </ul>
> 
> <p>Questions that do not meet enough of these six guidelines will be
> closed as "Not Constructive". Please see the <a
> href="http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective">Good
> Subjective, Bad Subjective</a> and <a
> href="http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/real-questions-have-answers/">Real
> Questions Have Answers</a> blog posts for more details and
> examples.</p>
> 
> <p>Please <a href="/search">look around</a> to see if your question
> has been asked before. It’s also OK to <a
> href="/helpcenter/self-answer">ask and answer your own
> question</a>.</p>
> 
> <p>If your question is not specifically on-topic for Programmers Stack
> Exchange, it may be on topic for <a
> href="http://stackexchange.com/sites">another Stack Exchange site</a>.
> If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may <a
> href="http://area51.stackexchange.com/faq">commit to</a> or <a
> href="http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/76974/how-can-i-propose-a-new-site">propose</a>
> a new site at <a href="http://area51.stackexchange.com/">Area51</a>,
> the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically
> created.</p>


  [1]: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic