Back in November I opened a meta discussion asking the community for feedback on what they felt needed to be changed to the types of questions the community felt should be on or off topic.
We have given plenty of time for feedback, and there are several that acheived a score of at least +10, which seems to indicate the community feels strongly about making those changes.
This is the first of those topics and it is currently being presented to define the actual scope of the subject. So I ask that each answerer consider providing two parts:
- A brief one line summary that would fit into the On-topic Help Page. This by necessity must be as brief as possible as the longer this page is the less likely users are to actually read it.
- A more detailed description of how the community should judge if a related question is on/off topic. We need to take care to include the types of questions the community wants, but also avoid flooding the site with questions that don't quite fit the community and prevent existing members from no longer feeling part of this community.
The first topic was stated as follows:
Advanced routing protocols like BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, VXLAN and EVPN on platforms without a paid support option (like Quagga, Mikrotik, FRR).
Some things to consider in your answers.
- Which features/protocols should be include or excluded from being on topic?
- Are we including only certain platforms (i.e. Quagga, Mikrotic, FRR)? Should we exclude certain platforms that may be more consumer oriented (i.e. DD-WRT, Tomato, etc)?
- How do we maintain these requirements as features/protocols and/or platforms used change (i.e. new features, deprecated features, forks of projects, etc)?