So I have declared war on the un-defined tags to give the site more help and help people understand what questions are suppose to be about. Since we have off-topic questions I have been including a link to another related SE to show users a possible place for off-topic questions. My tag looks like this from Garden tag:

This tag is for hacks related to a area of land used to cultivate fruits or vegetables. The question would have to be looking for a alternative method and name methods already used.

For Gardening Questions off-topic, see the Gardening & Landscaping Stack Exchange.

My question is does this method:

  • Make people more likely to leave this site and go to another site?

  • Does this discourage users?

  • Does it add something and should be rephrased? Or should it just be scrapped?

All input is needed and welcome and will be taken into account since this is every users community.

  • +1 for the exceptional job rounding out the definitions.. I have "reviewed" about 40 of them in the last few days.
    – Phlume
    Dec 22, 2014 at 17:48

2 Answers 2


I think including links to relevant Stack Exchange sites are great... especially when helping new users stay on-topic. I think it is better to refer a user to another SE site than to let them post something here that gets closed.

Here are a few examples: [javascript] on Super User, [photoshop] on Stack Overflow, [android] on Super User, [osx] on Unix & Linux... the list goes on.

Here's what I put in :

For cooking related questions that are not on-topic here, see Seasoned Advice -- another Q&A site in the Stack Exchange network.

Put simply, Only recommend the site if the Q is OT here.

  • But what are your opinions on this making people stray from the site?
    – Pobrecita
    Dec 21, 2014 at 23:52
  • @iliveunderawesomerock I added an example that I edited into food. Only recommend the site if the Q is OT here.
    – Mooseman
    Dec 22, 2014 at 0:43
  • This works thanks. I wanted more detail, but this is fine as it is.
    – Pobrecita
    Dec 22, 2014 at 2:17

I think it's a good idea to point people to other SE sites where they can get answers to questions that are offtopic on this one.

I can't recall any specific examples right now, but i think i've seen it elsewhere as well.

EDIT: See [Hebrew] on Mi Yodeya.

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