The question you are asking is referring to the scope of a question. You would like to discuss if a particular subject is or should be considered on topic. Often used with the discussion tag.

The scope tag is used when a question is trying to determine if a particular subject or example question is considered on topic.

Some examples of meta questions tagged with scope might include:

  • Are questions about reverse engineering installing software allowed?
  • Can I ask about a well documented file format?

It is usually helpful to be as specific as possible when asking about scope. You should include examples of what the subject covers and does not cover. For example if the subject is "Are questions about installing software allowed?" you may want to state that the following is covered vs not covered:


  • Installing software that is used frequently by the reverse engineering community

Not Covered:

  • The installation of arbitrary software