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On- and off-topic questions: Application of technology

As mentioned at On- and off-topic questions: an attempt to reach consensus (please read first) this is one of a set of questions attempting to reach consensus on the scope for this site. This ...
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On- and off-topic questions: Research processes and methodologies

As mentioned at On- and off-topic questions: an attempt to reach consensus (please read first) this is one of a set of questions attempting to reach consensus on the scope for this site. This ...
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On- and off-topic questions: Other specialist related topics

As mentioned at On- and off-topic questions: an attempt to reach consensus (please read first) this is one of a set of questions attempting to reach consensus on the scope for this site. This ...
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On- and off-topic questions: Researching specific ancestors

As mentioned at On- and off-topic questions: an attempt to reach consensus (please read first) this is one of a set of questions attempting to reach consensus on the scope for this site. This ...
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On- and off-topic questions: Interpreting records

As mentioned at On- and off-topic questions: an attempt to reach consensus (please read first) this is one of a set of questions attempting to reach consensus on the scope for this site. This ...
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On- and off-topic questions: Locating records and documents

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Can we improve our pitch to potential users?

The bolding below is mine. At Area 51 it says that we are a: Beta Q&A site for expert genealogists and people interested in genealogy or family history Our Tour and Help says: Genealogy ...
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Content for the main site FAQ first block (What kind of questions can I ask here)?

I propose we start substantive work on populating the important first block of our FAQ: What kind of questions can I ask here? The section will no doubt evolve and change as our community does, but it'...
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Are questions about genealogy of animals on/off-topic?

I just saw This is about my labradore, which has a dna tag and appears to come from a dog breeder, get quickly downvoted and closed as off-topic. Should questions about genealogy of animals be listed ...
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What information needs to be included in a question to demonstrate its genealogical interest?

Yes, the bugbear of Microhistory raises its ugly head again, with the question: What does “Containing by Estimation Seven Days' Work” mean in 1810 Land Auction advertisement? To me the genealogical ...
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On- and off-topic questions: an attempt to reach consensus

One of the essential components of the FAQ will be the list of on-topic and off-topic subjects for questions. This question is an overview of a set of meta questions (one per topic-area, based on the ...
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Proposed FAQ content (final draft)

Based on the work done at Content for the main site FAQ first block (What kind of questions can I ask here)?, I'm proposing to update our FAQ page as follows (with corresponding changes to the About ...
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