Recently, there have been some bookmarklet questions on Web Apps (both of the most recent posts were pertaining to employing bookmarklets on Stack Exchange sites, but let's hold that aside for a moment). I am taking the opportunity to post this because scope has been a pressing issue for a while, and I think this particular topic merits discussion. I'm certainly not calling out these particular questions or their author(s).
According to the Help Center:
Web Applications Stack Exchange is for expert and advanced users of web applications.
If your question generally covers …
- Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website which behaves like an application
- Features of browsers which are directly related to the use of a web application (Greasemonkey scripts for a web application, etc.)
so bookmarklets are, by this definition, still very much on-topic.
At one point, we were very much the "all things web related" site on the Exchange, but gradually the site's scope has become more grounded in using web applications (Google Sheets, Facebook, etc.), and so the scripting and the cloud management tools have all but fallen by the wayside.
Is WA.SE still the best location for these questions? Is there any SE site on which they could be better served (particularly in terms of theme and expertise)? If so, do we want to change the on-topic section of the site to reflect this?
Since these particular bookmarklets were pertaining to SE, my thought would be that StackApps would be the most appropriate place for them, and I think there was already some chatting about that, so I didn't press the issue with the author(s).