We have questions here in meta tagged as [on-topic-definition] as well as ones tagged [allowed-topics]. Let's pick one, any preference?

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Since the FAQ will link to all these discussions, we'll need a single tag for all of them, whether they're on- or off-topic. (We could link to more than one tag, but presenting users with a single tag they can page through seems to be simpler.)

Bicycles.se uses the tag [on-off-topic] for this, English Language and Usage uses [on-topic-off-topic], for example. I propose using [on-topic-definition], since a lot of questions use it already. (We can add [on-topic] and [off-topic] as well if people think it's important to identify these questions as on-or off-topic.)

  • I used the [on-topic-definition] tag in my questions because I saw it commonly used on some other meta sites.
    – Ash
    Nov 23, 2010 at 9:18

[on-topic-definition] would be the tag I'd use for when the question is about what is generally allowed.

I'd use [off-topic] when it is about what is not allowed.

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    We need a tag that covers both, so we can link to it from the FAQ. Nov 23, 2010 at 4:47
  • At the core these are the same topic. "Is this allowed or not?"
    – StrixVaria
    Nov 23, 2010 at 12:36

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