I've updated the first section of the FAQ. I hope that some clarity there will reduce the number of off-topic questions we've been getting.

I welcome any suggestions for improvement.

  • I know that we've articulated the information elsewhere on AE, in comments and on meta, but I haven't been able to find anything to use so far. If you know of some good stuff, point me in the right direction. – ale Nov 23 '11 at 17:32
  • Very good. I've noticed a substantial uptick in bad questions myself. I think you've covered most of it but I'll make sure to add anything I notice in the future. Edit: I lied, I made a couple additions. – Matthew Read Nov 23 '11 at 17:42
  • Looks good. I agree with legal one, but we technically do cover that fact in rooting (voiding warranty) – Bryan Denny Nov 23 '11 at 17:55
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    @BryanDenny: Sure, but it's fairly clear that "Is rooting legal?" is off-topic, while "How do I root...?" is on-topic. Although, frankly, I think rooting is so big and yet so specialized that we're not a good resource for such questions (the omnibus question about rooting excepted). – ale Nov 23 '11 at 17:58

I like it :-)

Maybe you could change

Professional and enthusiast programmers, ask on Stack Overflow.


Professional and enthusiast Android programmers, ask on Stack Overflow.

under What kind of questions should I not ask here?

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    That portion of the FAQ is not editable by Moderators. In fact, it's boilerplate on all of the Stack Exchange sites. That particular line comes from the fact that Stack Overflow is one of the pre-defined migration paths, and that's the description that's used. (If/when other migration paths are added, they would be similar added to that section.) – ale Nov 25 '11 at 13:51

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