Historically, there are several major groups of offtopic questions appear on this site.
Out of those, I'm thinking about four groups:
- Language identification;
- Language acquisition;
- Software libraries for NLP;
I don't challenge the idea that these questions are, indeed, offtopic here. It is clear for me that the questions are not about linguistics and even if they were somehow allowed, there simply would be no people familiar with the topic who can provide with good answers.
OTOH, it also seems that there are no SE sites for such questions, and people find Linguistics.SE as the "closest match" and come here to ask.
I would like to know, if any of these topics can be good for:
- If here, then what conditions and limitations may apply;
- If on a new SE site, then if there can be a big enough group of followers at Area51.
Most of all, I would like to know how to delimit too-localized questions, just as we have limitation about syntax trees.