We now have several question asking whether specific things are on-topic but nothing in the on-topic help page.

What should be written there?

  • $\begingroup$ Topicness discussion isnt really over yet, the beta is for the discussion. We also do not yet have mods so theres nobody who can edit this page untill next week or so. $\endgroup$
    – joojaa
    Commented Sep 13, 2015 at 6:01

1 Answer 1


This is what just went live:

Computer Graphics Stack Exchange is for computer graphics researchers and programmers.

Topics that are usually a good fit for this site include:

  • Questions about math related to computer graphics,
  • Questions about a specific graphics programming or debugging problem,
  • Questions about a specific graphics API,
  • Questions about a specific graphics algorithm or concept.

If your question generally covers (one of) these topics, then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

However, some questions are still off-topic, although they might fit into the above criteria.

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

If your question is not specifically on-topic for Computer Graphics Stack Exchange, it may be on topic for another Stack Exchange site. If no site currently exists that will accept your question, you may commit to or propose a new site at Area51, the place where new Stack Exchange communities are democratically created.

Some parts stolen from StackOverflow, German SE or Startups SE.

The last part is the standard/default text every new site has and is already there. Also many other sites include it in their on-topic page.

  • $\begingroup$ The link to the Computer Vision proposal will stop working if they go 12 months without reaching beta, which is due to happen on 1st May 2016. We'll need to remember to check at that point whether the link needs editing. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 14:04
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    $\begingroup$ @trichoplax Yep, that's right. I'm interested in and following that proposal anyway, so I will notice when it hopefully proceeds to commitment/beta or if it is closed. $\endgroup$
    – Nero
    Commented Dec 28, 2015 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ Modeling software includes other things than just 3d modeling. $\endgroup$
    – joojaa
    Commented Jan 14, 2016 at 14:24

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