<p>This is <a href="http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic">the original Help Center</a> 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:</p>

<ul>
<li>where to find a software library, tool or other resource</li>
<li>a product or service recommendation</li>
</ul>

<h3>Additional updates:</h3>

<ol>
<li><p>Removed "Freelancing and Business Concerns" from the on-topic list.</p></li>
<li><p>Removed "software engineering" in favor of more specific topics, many of which were already included.</p></li>
<li><p>Clarified "Programming Tools."</p></li>
<li><p>Added "Legal Assistance" to "not about."</p></li>
<li><p>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.</p></li>
<li><p>Shortened the subjective questions portion, since it's better addressed on the dont-ask page.</p></li>
</ol>

<blockquote>
  <h2>What topics can I ask about here?</h2>
  
  <p>Programmers Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers
  who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions
  about software development.</p>
  
  <h3>If you have a question about...</h3>
  
  <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 which
  technology is better</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>career
  advice, 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>
  
  <p>Subjective questions are allowed, but subjective does not mean
  &ldquo;anything goes&rdquo;. <strong>Please keep it professional</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. For more information about subjective questions, please see the Help Center page about <a href="/help/dont-ask">what not to ask</a> as well as 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 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 ask and answer your own
  question.</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.stackexchange.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>
</blockquote>