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Shall we ban shopping questions?

In general, Stack Exchanges don't do shopping questions - questions which ask for product or service recommendations. And for several good reasons. This is best explained in Jeff Atwood's ...
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Is sustainable economy on-topic?

This question on sustainable economy has received a close-vote. Is this site about sustainability in the narrow sense (resources of the Earth), or does it include sustainability in the wider sense: ...
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Why might the question on PCBs be off-topic?

This question on sustainable PCB removal: How can I remove PCBs from my soil? has picked up three votes to close as off-topic, but I don't see why. Fertile soil is a depletable resource. PCB ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

From the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to ...
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Environmentalism vs Sustainability

We have had several questions that while tangential to Sustainability they are more about environmentalism, and it would even be possible to give answers to the questions that a environmentally good ...
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Should we ban medical questions on this site?

I know that on several StackExchange sites (e.g Martial Arts and Personal Productivity), medical questions are closed as off-topic. I think this is because for these types of questions incorrect ...
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Are "is X good for environment" questions okay here?

I'm not sure I completely understand what "sustainable" means and so what is on-topic for this SE site. Suppose I want to know how eco-friendly some technology is. For example, my retailer offers "...
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Are questions and answers about “natural” solutions that are not based in science, on-topic?

Are questions and answers about “natural” alternatives that are not science-based, on-topic? For example, see What are the natural alternatives for toothpaste?. The author of the question considers ...
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Do we want (community-wiki) resources posts?

Questions asking for specific resources are generally off-topic on StackExchange sites for various reasons: No definitive list is possible, you can always add one more resource Answers are often ...
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Health questions: is the subject of what plants are safe for consumption on or off-topic?

The following question was posed: https://sustainability.stackexchange.com/questions/145/pine-needle-tea-vitamin-c-and-a-all-pine-tree-subgenus-species ... Are the amount of vitamins the ...
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Is "Sustainable Development Goals" modeling covered here?

There is a proposal going through the site-creation process that seems to be about the tools used for "sustainable development" modeling specifically: Open Modelling tools for Sustainable Development ...
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Should we add 'shopping questions and product recommendations' to our Help Center dont-ask list?

This question is currently asking for product recommendations. I've placed the question on hold and wanted to refer the user to our Help Center page listing the types of questions people shouldn't ask....
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Do questions about ethical living belong here – and if not, where?

Logically it seems to me that a question about ethical living, such as fair sharing of resources or welfare of farm animals need not be on topic for Sustainable Living, yet they seem very similar in ...
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Are questions about research, perception, history regarding sustainable living ontopic?

I am curious if questions about the topic of living sustainable (whatever that may mean) would be ontopic or if the site's focus is more like a How-to and methodological advice approach. I'm thinking ...
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How do we handle Permaculture questions with respect to Gardening SE?

What species of mycorrhizal fungus do well with apple trees? How do I innoculate a 3 year old tree with a mycorrhizal fungus? These two questions were closed as off topic and pointed to Gardening.SE....
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Argumentation advice on topic?

Can I ask on sus.se for factual information (such as wattage/flight) argumentation patterns (such as diverting the "everyone is flying, not just me" strawman argument) lead-ups to 2) which try to ...
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Allow or not: “What are the most influential / canonical / must read books on sustainable living?”

I very much would like to ask a question on books about sustainable living, something like “What are the most influential / canonical / must read books on sustainable living?”. The problem with such a ...
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What makes a question belong here as opposed to Home Improvement or Personal Finance and Money?

We have a problem. There are very few questions on here that are uniquely about sustainability. We've been having this out primarily over Gardening questions because there are a large cadre of users ...
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Is the question about storing plastic bags on-topic or not?

There has been some discussion whether this question (about storing plastic bags so you can retrieve them efficiently) is on-topic or not. The question was flagged as off-topic and I personally agree ...