The Open Data Stack Exchange's On Topic document includes these topics within the site scope:
- where to find any kind of open data
- specific open data sets
- software tools related to open data
- best practices regarding open data
- licensing and releasing open data
- open data formats and standards
- linked data, ontologies and related semantic technologies
- analysis and visualization of open data
My sense is that this site is overrun by the first category, namely data-request questions, to the neglect of questions in other categories on the above list. Users are treating this site as they would a librarian.
- Is this state of affairs acceptable to other users?
- Do others agree with my sense that data-requests "crowd out" other questions and impede the growth of the Open Data Stack Exchange community? In other words, is this a real problem?
- Does it make sense for data-requests to be on the same site as the other topics?
- Should something be done to limit which data-requests are on-topic for this site?