What's on-topic or not will naturally evolve during private beta but should finally be condensed into this part of the FAQ: https://iot.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic I would think it easier to discuss matter here at meta first (community wiki answer for easy editing) and transfer to the FAQ once a concensus is reached.

Especially the content that overlaps with other existing sites should be properly excluded.

  • We should wait a bit to fill out information this hard lined Dec 6, 2016 at 22:50
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    Yeah, I guess I got carried away a little. We should give it a few weeks to let voting and discussing iron out what we actually want... but meta posts do not age away in a matter of weeks and we could proceed discussing it as we like, @ZachSaucier
    – Ghanima Mod
    Dec 6, 2016 at 22:53
  • Right, but there's no point in trying to fill out the specifics below if it's going to change over the next few weeks over and over again. IMO it'd be better to delete it for now and repost it when the site is more ready Dec 6, 2016 at 22:56
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    I see it as a living document, changing as we develop our ideas on what is on-topic and what is not. If anyone has a good first shot on it, why not put it down right now. It will not hurt if it is changed later but if it is a good idea then that part will simply prevail.
    – Ghanima Mod
    Dec 6, 2016 at 23:04
  • Please don't post such broad questions. Open a separate meta question for each debated point of the scope. Dec 6, 2016 at 23:26
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    Just reiterating what was said above, but it simply too soon for a thread like this. It is better bring up specific concerns when and if they become a significant problem/misunderstanding in actual practice... rather than trying to anticipate and outline every on and off topic problem in one giant thread. Dec 7, 2016 at 0:33

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    I think that you could, legitimately, add "Questions specific to the Arduino, please use Arduino", as an Arduino is as likely to be used for IoT applications as the Raspberry Pi is. Dec 7, 2016 at 0:32

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