This question is very, very similar to Clarify "Ask Question" placeholder text but

  • that question doesn't have an answer yet and it's one year old
  • that question is about the question title placeholder
  • this Q is about the Ask Question side guidelines:
  • there is a poll about site themes on Meta SE, maybe very soon could be a SE developer having time to implement these proposals.

On the Ask Question page, the current guideline says

Is your question about web applications?

Please change it to (emphasis just to show the change)

Is your question about using web applications?


We already discussed different proposals to prevent off-topic questions like those about

  • Developing web applications
  • Web application recommendations
  • Web applications client support enquiries

Adding using could help to make it clear the kind of questions that are on-topic of this site.


  • 1
    This is not a bad idea, but I don't know that this is something that moderators can readily change.
    – jonsca
    Jul 12 '18 at 22:45
  • @jonsca Originally I was not thinking that the diamond moderators were able to implement this but I just remembered that the CM of Stack Overflow en español is able to change some text from the UI which make thing that could me very nice that diamond moderators of sites like this have access to that.
    – Rubén Mod
    Jul 12 '18 at 22:49
  • 1
    We have control of a few things in the Help Center, that is true. I'll poke around a bit.
    – jonsca
    Jul 12 '18 at 22:54

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .